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Arista Goes Down-Market with Cost-Effective Switches

November 04, 2013 07:20 PM
Arista brings five new switches to the middle market and offers options for ECMP (Equal Cost Multi Path) data center designs.

Book Review: 'NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching'

July 24, 2013 03:33 PM
If you're planning to buy Nexus gear or have already deployed it, this Cisco Press publication provides helpful configuration guidance. Plus it won't put you to sleep.

Cisco Renews Focus on Network Engineers

July 16, 2013 04:08 PM
As Cisco expanded beyond switching and routing, network engineers had to put up with buggy code and a loss of innovation. The company is finally showing network engineers they haven’t been forgotten.

Cisco Accelerates SDN Strategy with Dynamic Fabric Automation

July 02, 2013 04:52 PM
Cisco's Dynamic Fabric Automation integrates legacy physical networks with virtual devices. It's a sensible SDN strategy for a networking incumbent, but customers should wait until we know more about Insieme.

Holiday Gift Guide

November 21, 2012 12:35 PM
It's the time of the season to make a list and check it twice. We've assembled a holiday wish list for work and play, including tools to improve your mobile life, gaming gadgets, and tablet alternatives for those who already have, or don't want, an Apple in their stockings.

Cisco Unveils 3rd Generation Of UCS

March 08, 2012 01:29 PM
Cisco Systems is joining other server makers in introducing new Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors in its hardware. But unlike HP, Dell and other manufacturers, Cisco is introducing a whole new system of compute, networking, virtualization and management technology in the third generation of its Unified Computing System (UCS) offering.

Brocade, Cisco, End-to-End FCoE And Who's On First

November 17, 2010 09:00 AM
I took some heat, in a good natured way, about my article Brocade First To Market With Native End-to-End FCoE . Brad Hedlund, Brian Gracely, and Stu Miniman contend that Cisco is first with end-to-end FCoE. In my original story, the headline "Brocade First To Market With Native End-to-End FCoE" was inaccurate. After talking to Brocade and Cisco in depth, the more accurate title is "Brocade First To Market With End-to-End Ethernet FCoE." I was sort of right and sort of wrong. Let me explain.

Extreme's Data Center Play

April 21, 2010 12:45 PM
Extreme Networks has taken another step in articulating its data center vision with two new announcements to their data center product line. The first addresses applying policies to network traffic to and from the VM, and having those policies follow the VM during moves and disaster recovery events. The second is Extreme's stake in the ground supporting hypervisor switch by-pass that allows the hardware switch to move frames from VM to VM. Both announcements address architecture design requirements needed to support a virtualized data center. Extreme has to come up with something unique to compete with Cisco's Nexus architecture, HP's newly acquired H3C switch line, as well as Juniper and Brocade in the data center.

Cisco Updates Data Center 3.0: New Switches And Architecture

April 06, 2010 10:53 AM
Cisco has announced new products for its Data Center 3.0 program. The new products and features continue to enhance Cisco UCS platform with new servers and an improved interconnect technology, FEX Link, that offers increased capacity and redundancy. Starting from scratch, as Cisco did with the UCS, they have a somewhat easier time than competitors Dell, HP and IBM do in building up their product portfolio, since they have no legacy products to support -- yet. But it does mean buying into the while Cisco vision--servers, storage and networking--to really make a go of it. Dell, HP and IBM want you to do the same, but with their array of partners, including (in some cases) Cisco, you have more choice and the potential for a more customized and targeted overall solution.

Cisco Outlines Data Center 3.0

September 30, 2009 08:00 AM
Cisco took the time to reiterate its data center strategy and outlined its definition of unified fabric networking, which encompasses all of the common storage networking protocols. Cisco also announced the Nexus 4000 blade switch destined for traditional blade server partners.

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