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Ciena CEO: We’re not just about service providers

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.

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Cisco to jettison 5,500 jobs, will reinvest in cloud, IoT & more

During its earnings announcement the company said total revenue was $48.7 billion, an increase of 3% over last year. Still the company faces challenges in its core switching and routing business.

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White boxes are now ready for prime time

White box switches have come a long way. Their cost, reliability and features mean they’re ready for a broader range of companies to use—not just large enterprises.

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Plea to Cisco: ‘CCIE routing and switching written exam needs to be fixed’

Tom Hollingsworth, author of a popular blog called “The Networking Nerd,” used that forum last week – smack in the middle of Cisco’s annual user conference -- to issue a blistering critique of the CCIE routing and switching written...

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Review: Wave 2 Wi-Fi delivers dramatic performance boost for home networks

In our testing with a Linksys SoHo router, we found that beamforming and MU-MIMO technologies could transform Wi-Fi networks

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Is the Cisco 6500 Series invincible?

As the industry moves toward 10/40Gig and higher, the need for bandwidth and port density only increases. Software-defined networking (SDN), while certainly worthy of consideration, may not be the best option for all organizations...

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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


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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