Jim Duffy

Managing Editor

Jim Duffy has been covering technology for over 28 years, 23 at Network World. He covers enterprise networking infrastructure, including routers and switches. He also writes The Cisco Connection blog and can be reached on Twitter @Jim_Duffy and at jduffy@nww.com.Google+

Cisco acquires search company

Cisco acquires search company

Synata will bolster encrypted search in Cisco Spark collaboration app

Cisco winning business without bake-offs

Cisco winning business without bake-offs

Customers saving time by banking on trust; no thunder from InterCloud

Cisco Engineers Enterprise Genome for Software

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

Cisco enters storage, hyperconvergence market with data center splash

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

Cisco acquires cloud orchestrator CliQr

Cisco acquires cloud orchestrator CliQr

Pays $260M for "application-defined" hybrid cloud software company

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

VMware SDN, cloud issues did not push Casado out

VMware SDN, cloud issues did not push Casado out

A restless scientist just got a great offer, analysts say

SDN Pioneer Casado Leaving VMware

SDN Pioneer Casado Leaving VMware

Heading to VC firm Andreessen Horowitz; replaced by former Broadcom, Cisco exec Ramaswami

SD-WAN startup Versa software defines security

SD-WAN startup Versa software defines security

Adds DNS, secure Web gateway to VNF roster, boost performance of existing offerings

OpenDaylight issues fourth SDN release

OpenDaylight issues fourth SDN release

Beryllium features tighter OpenStack links, more use cases

VMware narrowing SDN gap with Cisco

VMware narrowing SDN gap with Cisco

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

Ex-Cisco execs' NFV start-up opens software

Ex-Cisco execs' NFV start-up opens software

RIFT.io combines open source with ETSI standards under Apache 2.0 for virtualized service development

Cisco fires off recall on fire prone switches

Cisco fires off recall on fire prone switches

IE5000 industrial Ethernet devices have a short that could spark combustion

Cisco boosts, broadens Catalyst switches

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

Cisco Puts Storage into 'Beast' Mode

Cisco Puts Storage into 'Beast' Mode

New MDS 9718 SAN Director is built for a decade and 32G

Rackspace to resell PLUMgrid OpenStack SDN

Rackspace to resell PLUMgrid OpenStack SDN

Major endorsement for start-up from OpenStack founder

Arista violated 3 Cisco patents: ITC

Arista violated 3 Cisco patents: ITC

Rival plans workarounds in Q2 to keep switches on the market

SDN shifts from configuration to analytics

SDN shifts from configuration to analytics

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

EVP Patel leaving Cisco

19-year vet, head of company's 26,000 engineers, leaving in second half of 2016

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