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Tariffs on China cause new data center equipment prices to increase

Networking and server equipment are among those affected by the U.S. tariffs on China, causing OEMs to increase their prices. There are ways, though, to offset the increases.

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High-speed Ethernet bargains help meet data center needs

Cisco, Juniper, Arista, and HPE vie to sell more enterprise data-center high-speed Ethernet, which is needed to handle traffic generated by smarter applications, IoT devices, and video.

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Amazon rumored to be entering the networking market

Amazon is rumored to be targeting the network switching business. The move would put it in direct competition with Cisco, HPE, Juniper Networks, and Arista.

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Extreme faces challenges, girds for future networking battles

Extreme Networks is grappling with how to best integrate and sell technologies it acquired from Avaya and Brocade, as well as incorporate and develop its own products.

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Cisco opens DNA Center network control and management software to the DevOps masses

Opening up Cisco DNA Center's network controller, assurance, automation and analytics platform to developers holds the promise of customers building strategic network applications.

Cisco CEO trumpets Catalyst 9K advances, software business success

CEO Chuck Robbins talks about the shift to subscriptions for Cisco services, the company's cloud strategy, intent-based networking

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Arista applies cloud principles to campus networks

With its Cognitive Campus, Arista Networks brings the benefits of its spline, CloudVision and EOS operating system to the campus network.

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Cultivating an app-first mentality in enterprise network management

Today’s applications require stability and reliability, enabled by transparency.

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Cisco emboldens its disaggregation strategy

Cisco is separating the operating system and applications from the underlying hardware, and it is making it possible to host apps on certain switches and routers.

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Requests for Cisco Catalyst 9300 are up … what’s the intent?

Interest in Cisco's Catalyst 9000 switches is up considerably. But looking at the specs, smaller networks should probably stay away from them.

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Getting grounded in intent-based networking

This package provides essential information to help networking pros weigh if and when to jump in on IBN.

The rise of modular plug terminated links

Developing new LAN cabling standards is an arduous process that takes many years. Most standards development work centers around higher performance cable and connectors to support new applications like 10, 25 and 40 gigabit Ethernet....

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Cisco adds telemetry to storage networks

Cisco MDS 9123T FC switch with integrated telemetry helps customers analyze SAN operations better, remediate problems faster and proactively handle issues.

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Tempered Networks extends Bring Your Own Network across the enterprise

Tempered Networks makes it easy for non-networking professionals to instantly create their own secure overlay networks, eliminating the need for network operations to be involved.

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The King is dead?! Heck, no!

Aside from being a major revenue stream, the Cisco 6500 chassis family remains a solid platform that Cisco has made extensible by creating the Catalyst 6800 family.

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Ethernet frames and packets: what’s the difference?

When discussing Ethernet data, the terms frame and packet are often used interchangeably. Frames and packets are the electronic containers that carry our data from point-to-point by navigating LANs and WANs and, as they both serve...

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