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Suing Arista was always the plan

Cisco didn't want a royalty arrangement; it wanted revenge

Cisco was surprised by Arista statements: Chambers

Cisco CEO John Chambers said the company’s decision to sue data center switch rival Arista Networks now was made after surprising statements Arista made this year.

iWARP update advances RDMA over Ethernet for data center and cloud networks

The iWARP protocol is the IETF standard for RDMA over Ethernet, and offers an alternative to specialized fabrics such as InfiniBand.

Cisco lawsuits aside, Arista forges ahead with EOS

Enhances switch operating system for DevOps as litigation awaits.

Cisco Catalyst 6500 shops adopting Nexus 9000

All data center customers will have next gen switch by end of 2015; enterprise cores picking it up too

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What happens next in the Cisco suit against Arista?

Although the outcome is uncertain, the case will likely go to trial

Arista fires back at Cisco's suits

Claims company is resorting to same tactics it derided 20 years ago

Cisco seen building momentum in Nexus 9K, ACI

Analyst upbeat after EMEA talks; HP feels the love; IBM stepping in for EMC, VCE

Juniper unbundles switch hardware, software

Juniper Networks this week rolled out a switch based on hardware from the Open Compute Project designed to run its Junos network operating system software, and others.

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Extreme extends SDN products, partners

Extreme Networks this week announced new products and technology partners for its Software Defined Architecture data center product line.

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Industry reacts to Juniper CEO's ouster after just 1 year on the job

Mysterious circumstances around Shaygan Kheradpir's departure has network industry buzzing about Cisco rival Juniper Networks' status

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Juniper ousts CEO Kheradpir over "leadership and conduct"

Juniper Networks has replaced recently appointed CEO Shaygan Kheradpir with Executive Vice President Rami Rahim effective immediately.

After criticizing it, Cisco joins Open Compute

Sixteen months later it looks to get "ahead of the game"

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Brocade beefs up campus with SDN, new stackable

Brocade this week rolled out new and enhanced campus switches designed to better support mobility, social networking and cloud data traffic in the enterprise.

Cisco, others pushing 2.5G, 5G Ethernet

Companies look to fill gap between 1G and 10G on existing copper

Big Switch rolls out SDN starter kits

SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks this week is expected to unveil “starter kits” designed for its Big Cloud Fabric product that began shipping in September amidst a stream of positive product reviews.

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Ethernet is coming to cars

One of the largest suppliers of automotive chips for in-vehicle electronics announced a new Ethernet board and software that will connect instrument clusters, infotainment systems, cameras and sensors over 100Mbps Ethernet.

Data Center SDN growing 65% this year

Driven by switches, ADCs and network security appliances

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Linksys expands its WRT product line with a slick, stackable Ethernet switch

The WRT SE4008 8-port gigabit switch is the perfect mate for the Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router.

Networking pioneer Bob Metcalfe hails Ethernet-as-a-Service effort

The Metro Ethernet Forum this week announced intentions to define parameters for Ethernet network-as-a-service (NaaS), an effort Ethernet inventor Robert Metcalfe hailed as “a new network paradigm.”

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