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Cisco might ONIE up

Company says, then doesn't, that Nexus 9K supports open source boot loader

HP will buy Aruba to bolster its wireless networking business

The $2.7 billion deal will allow HP to take advantage of businesses with increasingly mobile employees


Will network disaggregation play in the enterprise?

Disaggregation seems to be all the rage in networking these days.

Extreme Networks CEO touts open SDN strategy, robust wireless as key assets in changing net market

It’s been about 15 months since Extreme Networks completed the acquisition of Enterasys Networks, a move that bolstered not only Extreme’s financial heft, but widened its switching line and beefed up its wireless LAN capabilities....

Facebook super-sizes its open networking switch

The '6-pack' switch design expands on Facebook's Wedge, and both are due to be released through OCP

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Cisco offers ACI alternative for Nexus 9000 switches

Cisco is adding a control plane capability to its Nexus 9000 switches for customers not yet opting for or needing a full-blown application policy infrastructure.

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Zero Touch Provisioning can help the network world catch up to server advances

Rather than using CLI to configure systems one at a time, ZTP can roll out new switches with a click of a mouse

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Data center, cloud, SDN driving Ethernet switch market to $25B

The Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market is expected to exceed $25 billion in 2019, a compounded annual growth of 2.2%, according to Dell’Oro Group.

SDN start-up says it is best funded in industry

Pluribus Networks, an SDN start-up developing converged compute, network, storage and virtualization systems, said it raised $50 million in a Series D round of funding led by Temasek, an investment company based in Singapore with a...

Cisco building switch ports to feed faster Wi-Fi

With a standard still far off, the company is rolling out switches with 2.5-Gigabit and 5-Gigabit options

Juniper taps switching chief to run product development

Juniper Networks this week tapped security and switching executive Jonathan Davidson to lead its product development group.

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Why SDN all-stars are heading to Brocade

Why is it that a who’s who of SDN developers is landing at Brocade?

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Will enhanced servers do away with need for switches?

With seemingly everything in IT converging – servers, switching, storage, virtualization – will servers ultimately take on the role of the top-of-rack data center switch?

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Cisco’s greatest hits, 2014 edition

A busy 30th year for the networking kingpin.

In Cisco tiff, Arista taps Gandhi

Compares its legal battle to that of legendary nonviolent civil disobeyer

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.

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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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