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Juniper CEO: On the cusp of transforming economics of optical networking

Rami Rahim says silicon photonics innovations can cut cost of optical bandwidth

Named Data Networking team issues call for hacks

The Named Data Networking (NDN) project team has issued a Call for Hacks to take place at its 3rd NDN Hackathon, to be held on Nov. 4-5 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

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What to expect from Tuesday’s big Google hardware event

We know that Google is set to release a slew of hardware Tuesday at an event in San Francisco, including smartphones, smart home devices and even a new Wi-Fi router. Here’s what the leaks and rumors say about the specifics of the...

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Circle: Parental controls through a Disney-branded router add-on

Parents get app-based support for reining in their kids' device habits.

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Cisco: Yes, cosmic radiation could have caused router bug

Yesterday we reported on the reaction to a Cisco bug report that speculated “partial data traffic loss” its routers was possibly triggered by “cosmic radiation.” Today Cisco elaborates.

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Cisco says router bug could be result of ‘cosmic radiation’ … Seriously?

A Cisco bug report addressing “partial data traffic loss” on the company’s ASR 9000 Series routers contends that a “possible trigger is cosmic radiation causing SEU soft errors.”

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Cisco CEO Robbins: Wait til you see what’s in our innovation pipeline

Analytics, collaboration and security key to addressing hyper-distributed data centers and networks, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins says.

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Brocade’s big new router is all about network size, automation

The Brocade SLX 9850 expands the Brocade routing family and offers 15x more total capacity than the current Brocade MLXe box.

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The scourge of LEDs everywhere: Readers speak out

An overabundance of blinking, beaming LEDs on network and other gear is driving sysadmins and others crazy, and some are doing something about it.

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Review: 5 open source alternatives for routers/firewalls

Open source software offers an economical and flexible option for deploying basic home, SMB or even enterprise networking. These open source products deliver simple routing and networking features, like DHCP and DNS. Plus, they are...

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Open source routers deliver low cost, flexibility

We reviewed 5 open source software products that offers an economical and flexible option for deploying basic home, SMB or even enterprise networking.

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Cisco: US Trade Rep. backing Arista product import ban

Cisco says: “For Arista’s customers and partners, the cease and desist order blocks the marketing, sale or distribution of all inventory of imported infringing products.”

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Amped Wireless goes mesh with Ally brand

Wi-Fi system includes AVG partnership, parental controls and high-powered, long range coverage.

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Netgear joins Wi-Fi mesh wave with Orbi system

Wi-Fi home router maker has new system that merges ease of setup with access to advanced networking settings.

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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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Review: 6 slick open source routers

DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWrt, OPNsense, pfSense, and VyOS suit a wide range of devices and networking needs

Juniper swallows silicon photonics player Aurrion

Cisco, Intel, IBM, Mellanox use silicon photonics to better handle video streaming and data center to data center traffic.

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