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VMware, Cisco SDNs Bring Home the Bacon

Both play key roles in food processor SugarCreek's data centers

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Big Switch frees up its SDN

Base fabric software to be offered at no cost as inducement for commercial products

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Arista Countersues Cisco, Claiming Antitrust Violations

Alleges unfair competitive practices on eve of ruling in earlier patent case

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Dell serves up its own disaggregated OS

Linux-based OS10 designed to meld switches, servers, storage into a software-defined data center

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SDN pioneer Big Switch lands big round, big names

$48M in funding and Warmenhoven, Morgenthaler on board; Plexxi attracts Google

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Arista Networks pops next-gen OS

EOS now supports Docker containers, network-wide state, hybrid cloud workloads

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Seven weeks later, here's your Cisco UCS password!

Company finally tells customers that it changed default code for configuring servers

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Review: Best smart switches for under $500

Smart switches are typically targeted towards small and medium sized networks that don’t need the complete management capabilities and fine-tuning offered in fully managed switches. We looked at switches from six vendors.

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Review: Cisco, Linksys lead the way in smart switches

We looked at switches from six vendors, the same vendors from our recent small business router review. So if you’re building an SMB network, reference both reviews to find a matching router and switch that meets your needs.

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Notable 2015 deaths in technology, science & inventions

The networking and computing world, as well as the worlds of science and inventions, lost well-known pioneers as well as younger movers and shakers during 2015. Here’s a brief look back at these people and their contributions.

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Cisco’s greatest hits, 2015

2015 was an extremely busy year for Cisco, with the CEO and executive leadership transition, major partnerships and product introductions, major product cancellations, competitive and strategic positioning and, of course,...

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Review: Is white-box switching the future of networking?

10 lessons learned from testing Cumulus Linux software on an Edge-Core data center switch.

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Juniper Networks looking to go private?

Reportedly hires Goldman Sachs to explore possibility

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Arista stock up on review of Cisco patent claims

Possible positive development for rival in intellectual property litigation

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Arista adds security to cloud software

Macro-segmentation services inserts firewalls into physical, virtual workloads

Cisco ups investment in PHY supplier

Cisco Systems has made another investment in a chip supplier it’s been funding since 2005. Cisco Investments contributed to Aquantia’s $37 million Series H funding, joining new investors Credit Suisse’s Direct Equity Partners,...

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HP goes after Cisco, Arista with open source OS

Allies with Broadcom, Intel and VMware on OpenSwitch NOS

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18 companies launched by former Cisco people

A small sampling of companies -- some successful, some not -- started by Cisco alums.

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