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Arista takes aim at core router market with Universal Spine

Arista is attempting to disrupt the core router market by replacing the big boxes with a distributed spine, similar to the way the company disrupted the legacy data center switching market.

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Cisco reorganizes engineering in a big way; veteran Ahuja out

Cisco, which kicked off 2016 with news that the leader of its engineering troops would soon be leaving the company, has now undertaken a major reorganization of that same group and disclosed another high-profile departure.

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Cumulus changes CEO

Co-founder Rivers becomes CTO as Sales VP takes over Linux NOS vendor

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Pica8 overcomes white box obstacles

The evolution to software defined networking (SDN) is well underway. ZK Research shows that almost 80% of organizations are interested in the topic, although fewer than 10% have actually deployed the technology. This means there are...

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Juniper, Lenovo converge for next gen data centers

Align products, marketing for SDN, hyperconvergence, hyperscale opportunities

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Cisco issues critical patch for Nexus switches to remove hardcoded credentials

Cisco Systems has released software updates for its Nexus 3000 and 3500 switches in order to remove a default administrative account with static credentials that could allow remote attackers to compromise devices.

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Cisco Engineers Enterprise Genome for Software

Digital Network Architecture (DNA) maps network sequence to virtualization, ease of operations

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Cisco enters storage, hyperconvergence market with data center splash

Deal with SpringPath yields HyperFlex line; new Nexus switches support 25/50G

Pica8 scales OpenFlow 1,000x

Support for ONF spec overcomes limits, company says

Cisco's dominance continues

Still owns 56% of aggregate switching and routing market; nearest rivals have single digit shares

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VMware narrowing SDN gap with Cisco

Not quite 2:1 adoption rate for ACI like last fall, but close

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Cisco fires off recall on fire prone switches

IE5000 industrial Ethernet devices have a short that could spark combustion

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Cisco boosts, broadens Catalyst switches

New Sup6T has arrived, as well as a low-end supervisor for the 4500-E and a "Mini" for small sites

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Arista violated 3 Cisco patents: ITC

Rival plans workarounds in Q2 to keep switches on the market

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SDN shifts from configuration to analytics

Two vendors, Midokura and Pluribus, offer products for visibility into operations, performance

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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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