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Cisco sells data virtualization unit to Tibco

Four years after acquiring Composite Software and rebranding it as Cisco Data Virtualization, Switchzilla will sell the unit to Tibco. The buyer says it will be integrating the core Cisco Information server and its “related consulting and support services” into its analytics portfolio, alongside the Tibco Spotfire analytics …
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Cisco polishes the axe for more HQ job cuts

Cisco is saying farewell to 310 more staff from its corporate HQ in California, according to a filing with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) system. As part of its struggle to stay relevant in a world of cloud tech, the router and switch maker has spent the past seven years restructuring by removing …
Andrew Silver, 27 Sep 2017

Oracle corrals and patches Struts 2 vulnerabilities

Oracle has stepped outside its usual quarterly security fix cycle to address the latest Apache Struts 2 vulnerability. Ever since it emerged at the start of September, CVE-2017-9805 has been (in the words of a former Australian prime minister) “a shiver looking for a spine to crawl up”, because so many vendors use Apache to …
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Cisco puts UCS director on death row, to be replaced by cloudy 'Intersight'

Cisco has announced that UCS Director will ascend into the cloud as part of a new infrastructure management service named “Intersight”. Due to launch in Q4, 2017, Intersight is the product spawned by Cisco's "Starship" server management project and will eventually gain all of UCS Director's and UCS Central's features. For …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Sep 2017

Outgoing Cisco exec chair John Chambers joins Sprinklr board

Outgoing Cisco executive chairman John Chambers is to join the board of directors on social media management outfit Sprinklr, no doubt the first of many non-exec roles the former Switchzilla boss will hold. Earlier this week, Chambers announced he would not stand for re-election to the board of directors in December. Chambers …
Kat Hall, 21 Sep 2017

Cisco's John Chambers to quit as exec chair

Cisco's exec chair and former CEO of 20 years, John Chambers, will not stand for re-election to the board of directors in December. Chambers was named executive chairman on July 26, 2015 after he stepped down as CEO - handing the reins to Chuck Robbins, who has been with the company since 1997. Switchzilla's board plans to …
Kat Hall, 18 Sep 2017

42: The answer to life, the universe and how many Cisco products have Struts bugs

More than 42 Cisco products might inherit the Apache Struts bug that emerged last week. Last Tuesday, Semmle researchers revealed the bug, which lets an attacker send a crafted request to Struts' REST API to inject malicious code. Like many vendors, Cisco long ago adopted the open-source Apache for its Web interfaces, and …

Arista describes Cisco's IP defence in antitrust case as 'insane'

Arista Networks has called its long-running patent dispute with Cisco "breathtakingly broad, unprecedented and insane" in a hearing regarding an antitrust suit against Switchzilla. In the latest exchange between the companies in court this week, Arista's counsel Matthew Douglas Powers said Cisco's patents only apply to …
Kat Hall, 8 Sep 2017
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Both HPs, Vizio join Arista's legal fight against Cisco

Upstart Arista has managed to gather some friends in its ongoing battle with Cisco: both HPs, Vizio, two automotive groups and others have filed an amicus brief with the Federal Circuit arguing that the International Trade Commission's (ITC's) ban on some Arista kit be permanently set aside. For most of its short life, Arista …
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A LANnister always pays his subnets: Cisco hires Game of Thrones' Tyrion

Tech firms hiring famous folks to push their products are depressingly common – who can forget Lady Gaga promoting cables for Monster at CES? Now Cisco is going to hook onto the popularity of Game of Thrones to push its new grand plan. The hugely talented actor Peter Dinklage, who has spent the past seven years enthralling …
Iain Thomson, 25 Aug 2017

Cisco sheds Euro execs to 'evolve and simplify'... or, y'know, chop costs

Change seems to be the one constant at Cisco as it battles to maintain relevance amid the new ways tech is sold and consumed. With this in mind, it is initialising another restructure that has cost three execs their job. Switchzilla confirmed to El Reg today that it is waving goodbye to Michael Ganser, senior veep for central …
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 2017

Dell, BT alchemists turn bog-standard HW/SW to flexible, open networks

Analysis Dell EMC is supplying network switches to a proof-of-concept research project at BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk. The concept to prove is that programmable disaggregated open-switching hardware can create more adaptable and flexible networks than ones using proprietary integrated hardware and software network switches. Dell …
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 2017

Get hyped: Cisco makes $320m intentions known to startup Springpath

Cisco is buying Springpath for $320m and will have the startup supply the software for its HyperFlex hyperconverged products. When Cisco realised it needed to get more server skin in the hyperconverged infrastructure appliance (HCIA) game being led by Nutanix and Simplivity than meet-in-the-channel deals, it struck up a …
Chris Mellor, 21 Aug 2017
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Why does the market care so much about Cisco's security biz?

Analysis Like many enterprise tech dinosaurs, Cisco has clutched at new lines of revenue for some time, positioning its security arm as the centrepiece of a long-talked-about reinvention as a software biz. So when Switchzilla reported lacklustre growth in security of 3 per cent to $558m (£433m) for its fourth quarter results this week …
Kat Hall, 18 Aug 2017
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Cisco security sales disappoint, DRAM drought dents results

For a couple of years now, Cisco has said its future lies in selling more software, but it's not quite working out as planned. In its fourth quarter 2017 (and full-year) results announced today, nobody was particularly surprised that hardware operations shrank (routing and switching both down by nine per cent to US$1.9 billion …
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On the interactive web conference, nobody will hear you are a dog

Cisco's updating the old internet anonymity maxim - "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" - by training its WebEx conferencing wares to recognise sounds. The company says that "in the next couple of weeks, sounds like knocking, typing, sirens, and barking dogs are classified as background noise by WebEx." Artificial …
Simon Sharwood, 11 Aug 2017
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Cisco's server CTO says NVMe will shift from speed to capacity tier

Interview NVMe storage is becoming denser, faster, than other forms of storage and will therefore become a capacity tier according to Cisco's chief technology officer for UCS Raghunath Nambiar. “Right now people are looking at NVMe from a performance point of view,” Nambiar told The Register in Sydney last week, “but the real game …
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Cisco loses customer data in Meraki cloud muckup

Cisco has admitted to a cloud configuration cockup that erased customer data. The networking giant explained: “On August 3rd, 2017, our engineering team made a configuration change that applied an erroneous policy to our North American object storage service and caused certain data uploaded prior to 11:20AM Pacific time on …

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