Feeds

Nortel raises stakes with open IP

But rival Cisco hasn't flinched

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

Nortel Networks rolled out what it calls 'New World' routing and IP software in New York on Monday, with hopes that a wide variety of servers, PCs, consumer gizmos, set-top boxes and processors will soon become Internet compatible under their Open IP Environment.

The software, currently licensed to over 75 companies, features open architecture and APIs. Some of those companies are rather well known. Intel, for one, will offer elements of Open IP with its Internet Exchange (IX) Architecture for software programmable networking devices. Microsoft is another big player using a component of the Nortel Open IP, part of which is currently shipping in Windows NT Server 4.0, and will ship with Windows 2000 Server.

The Open IP is also meant to dovetail with the company's optical networking systems, now in development with a projected release date in the coming year. All of the required technology for optical packet conversion has been validated, Nortel Open IP Environment General Manager Kalai Kalaichelvan told The Register.

In a related announcement, Nortel slashed prices by 50 percent on its current line of data routers. The new price is being introduced across the entire portfolio of enterprise access router products including the Bay Router AN and ARN.

Impressive as these announcements are, rival Cisco Systems has shown no evidence of concern, and neither has its investors or Wall Street. The company's shares rose 6.1 per cent today in early trading on news of stronger-than-expected revenue growth. Perhaps they know something we don't. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes
Phone egg, meet desktop chicken - your mother
White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!
Grim diversity numbers dumped alongside Facebook earnings
Microsoft: We're making ONE TRUE WINDOWS to rule us all
Enterprise, Windows still power firm's shaky money-maker
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.