Stories by Jim Duffy

Juniper unveils smaller core router

Juniper Networks this week rolled out a scaled-down version of its core packet transport router targeted at space- and power-constrained environments and metro networks.

OMG! Dell looks to drive SDN standards

Even though standards bodies like the Open Networking Forum (ONF) are leading the effort to standardize software-defined networking, Dell has proposed an SDN working committee within the Object Management Group.

Cisco accused of data theft

Cisco is accused of stealing thousands of proprietary and copyrighted data files from third-party services nemesis, Multiven, which filed a complaint against the company with law enforcement authorities in the US and Switzerland.

Cisco adds app performance to branch routers

Cisco this week extended the software capabilities of its ISR branch routers with previously separate security and application performance features, including WAN optimization.

Cisco, EMC data center coalition feels on solid ground

There's been a lot of speculation on what the future holds for VCE, the converged data center infrastructure coalition formed by Cisco, EMC and VMware, in light of recent maneuvers by those companies to become more competitive and less reliant on each other in the marketplace, and with the advent of software-defined networking. VCE itself, though, is leading the nascent market for integrated infrastructure, according to Gartner, and is on a billion-dollar run rate - but also losing almost that much for founders EMC and Cisco. VCE CEO Praveen Akkiraju and CTO Trey Layton navigate the churning waters of the converged data infrastructure market with Network World Managing Editor Jim Duffy

Cisco, EMC coalition expands data center portfolio

VCE, the data center coalition formed by Cisco, EMC and VMware, this week expanded its product portfolio with low-end versions of its integrated infrastructure system, certification to run SAP software and new management capabilities.

Juniper adds SDN to mobile networks

Juniper Networks this week unveiled software-defined networking products for service providers, designed to enable them to more quickly scale capacity and provision services.

A10 denied stay in Brocade patent case

A San Jose federal court this week denied A10 Networks’ request to stay a permanent injunction barring the company from selling application delivery controllers that incorporate intellectual property from rival Brocade.