Interop 2013 Getting into the encrowdening field earlier than expected
New carrier-grade router and a virty one, too
Layer 4 connections per-second-per-Watt as a measure of green, anyone?
Swings to a loss in Q1 as R&D, sales, and marketing costs rise
Troubled company dispatches SDN lifeboat named Nuage Networks
Skeptical SDN punters unlikely to start paying en masse till 2014
Joins rest of industry in collective hypegasm
It is becoming increasingly unlikely that 2013 will be the year that sees widespread adoption of 10 gigabit Ethernet. Of course we'll be told it will be, just as we have been told for years that wholesale shift is right on the horizon. The reason? It's not a question of technological capability – the technology for 10GbE has been solid for quite some time – but rather a simple question of cost.
Cisco has thrown open its Olympics hospitality suite, giving partners and customers both a panoramic view of the Olympic Park and an up-close, 3D view of Stephen Fry loitering on a London Underground platform.
Given the size of networks today, networking should be open to promote interoperability, affordability and competition among suppliers to provide the best products.
If you've got it, Big Blue will manage it
A central office router staff won't trip over
Virtualizing entire data centers, including admins for systems and networks
GUIs waste so much time
10GE starts to ramp and the 40GE shows some backbone
Cloud Network Engine powers up for epic battle
PowerPC, x86, and MIPS can run, but they can't hide
Feature You'll never moan about the price of Thunderbolt cables again
Shiny stackable OpenFlow and hybrid wired/wireless switches
But Arista bloodhounds are hot on its heels - analyst
And hints at integrated networking on future CPUs
Transmuting switches to tap aggregators to tap into a new source of revenues
A bored, snowbound network admin has made something lovely: a traceroute that produces the text of the opening crawl to Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope.
Another software-defined networking startup has been scarfed up before it got rolling very far on its own. In this case, network-acceleration and load-balancing juggernaut F5 Networks has acquired LineRate Systems, whose founders have spent the better part of the last decade figuring out how to shape traffic way up in the stack to improve application performance.
InfiniBand and Ethernet switch maker Mellanox Technologies, recently hammered because it missed its latest quarterly results big-time and gave a weak forecast for the first quarter, is sticking to its switched-fabric knitting and expanding its product portfolio, making good on its promise to flesh out a series of long-haul switches to link data centers scattered around campuses or separated by relatively large distances.