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Vblock tags in Vxblock: Move is a 'simplification' for punters

Dell EMC's converged infrastructure portfolio is changing. The Vblock – with its Cisco Nexus 1000v switch – is going away, while VxBlocks – with software-defined networking – are taking over. Cisco 1000v switches out, VMware switches in, Cisco-Dell relationship gets flakier; is that the story? The Vblock and VxBlocks are …
Chris Mellor, 23 Jun 2017
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Yes, this is our third Cisco story of the day. It's about 23 bugs you need to fix, stat

We all know the only thing more fun than a WebEx conference is a recorded WebEx conference, which is why WebEx Network Recording Player exists – and if you use it, you need to patch it. Switchzilla's 23-patch Wednesday Whack-a-Mole includes fixes for multiple buffer overrun WebEx vulnerabilities. The WebEx vulns can be …

Cisco's 'encrypted traffic fingerprinting' turned into a product

Cisco has turned research published nearly a year ago into a product it hopes will protect enterprises against malware hidden in encrypted traffic. As The Register reported in July 2016, a group of Cisco researchers have been working on how to spot dangers entering networks through TLS. Since you can't see inside encrypted …
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Cisco to reveal 'Starship' ride to cloudy server automation heaven

Cisco will next week reveal something called “Project Starship” that it promises will allow greater and easier automation of UCS servers and its HyperFlex hyperconverged appliances, no matter if they run in the data centre, remote office or a small business. Details are scarce at the time of writing, but next week's Cisco Live …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Jun 2017
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Arista-cats nearly out of the bag as redesigned products okayed

Arista's long slog back to the shelves in America continues with an initial determination from the International Trade Commission okaying its product redesign. As part of the long-running legal slugfest between Arista and Cisco, the Trade Commission banned the import of Arista products it alleged infringed a Cisco patent. …
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Cisco hops on machine learning bandwagon with new switches

Cisco is once again making a push to tie its networking hardware deeper into the compute space, this time with "intuitive" boxes that are better able to analyze and control network traffic. The new Catalyst 9000 series switches introduce a new management platform called "DNA Center," and the aim is to make the switches better …
Shaun Nichols, 20 Jun 2017
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Juniper puts an Enforcer on the door and adds Cisco to the guest list

Juniper Networks has announced an upgrade to its Software Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) platform, and among other things it's added cross-platform capabilities. The Gin-fuelled networking company has decided that its sworn enemy and nemesis, Cisco Systems, might conceivably have kit in its customers' sites, so its policy …
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When corporate signage goes BAD

LogoBotch Thanks to a sharp-eyed Reg reader in Norway who snapped the local Cisco offices, everyone can cop an eyeful of the unfortunate rebranding exercise that happened after it bought Tandberg in 2010. We aren't sure whether the sign slippage was caused by sloppy workmanship or a batch of dodgy glue. But we are sure the $60bn sales …
Paul Kunert, 19 Jun 2017
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Hyperconverged hybrid cloud is the new blue

Hybrid hyperconvergence is the new blue: first NetApp launched its hyperconverged appliances by emphasising hybrid credentials and now IBM and IBM and Cisco have given their shared hyperconverged VersaStacks the hybrid cloud treatment. Like NetApp, Big Blue is emphasising the ability to put data wherever it makes most sense …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jun 2017

Farewell, slumping 40Gbps Ethernet, we hardly knew ye

Analyst firm IDC reckons the world's Ethernet switch market laid on 3.3 per cent growth year-on-year for the first quarter of 2017, up to US$5.66 billion. At the same time, however, the service provider router market bore out what you'd expect if you've been watching Cisco's indifferent performances of late – it slipped by 3.7 …

Cisco cuts 250 jobs in San Jose, has 850 more pink slips to hand out

Cisco pink slips have started landing, with the company notifying the Californian government of 250 farewells. The layoffs are part of a planned 1,100 job losses worldwide, announced after the company's Q3 2017 earnings report. Switchzilla's trying hard to pivot to software rather than hardware, with its once-core routing …
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Arista-cats win some, lose some against Cisco

Both Cisco and Arista have claimed victory in the latest instalment of their intellectual property lawsuit. The punch-and-counterpunch case dates back to 2014, when Switchzilla sued the then-startup for patent violations and over the copyright attached to its command-line interface (CLI). While trying to fend off the …
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Three-quarters of IoT projects are failing, says Cisco

As many as three-quarters of IoT projects are a flop, according to Cisco. But rather than having fewer crappy connected devices, Switchzilla reckons what's needed is a better IoT architecture. If only someone could help... Some 60 per cent of IoT projects stall at the proof of concept stage, with just 26 per cent going on to …
Kat Hall, 23 May 2017
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Wannacry: Everything you still need to know because there were so many unanswered Qs

Vid It has been a week since the Wannacry ransomware burst onto the world's computers – and security researchers think they have figured out how it all started. Many assumed the nasty code made its way into organizations via email – either spammed out, or tailored for specific individuals – using infected attachments. Once …
Iain Thomson, 20 May 2017

Who loves tapas? Of course you do. What about storage tapas?

For this round-up of storage news we start with Data Gravity and Veeam, move on to a McLaren super car crash, and pass through company news, some customer wins, news snippets and on to people moves. Did you know Ratmir Timashev has joined a startup's board, or that a blast from the past has arrived at Violin Memory? You will …
Chris Mellor, 19 May 2017

Cisco's servers are stuck in limbo, look likely to stay there

Comment Cisco has missed out on a blade to rack server shift, sales growth has turned negative, it doesn't sell to cloud providers and it has a small market share. Should it invest to grow or get out of servers altogether? Cisco's third fiscal 2017 quarter results were disappointing, with a 1 per cent decline in revenue year-on-year …
Chris Mellor, 18 May 2017
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Cisco to fire another 1,100 after sixth straight revenue fall

Administrative chaos in America has put a dent in Cisco's financials, and the company has announced its intention to cut another 1,100 jobs. Its third-quarter earnings, announced today, Switchzilla reported a one per cent decline in revenue year-on-year to US$11.9 billion (its sixth consecutive quarter of decline), and …
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Cisco warns: Some products might have WannaCrypt vuln

Here's why infosec needs to quit yelling “if you didn't patch it's your fault” about WannaCrypt: Cisco has announced it's investigating which of its products can't be patched against the ransomware. The Register congratulates Cisco for going public, because it's certain that an innumerable number of third-party systems embed …

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