Puckering ensues at Cisco, Juniper, Brocade
Hiding its light under a concrete, titanium-lined bushel
Network upgrades prepping for 4G launch
Interop 2013 Getting into the encrowdening field earlier than expected
Automation takes over the data centre
EX9200 40GE modular switches will ramp to 100GE later this year
Lashes new Sparc T5 and M5 servers to each other and storage
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.
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
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
Radio network between stock exchanges hits 357 million MPH
Trying to pull in more biz to fill in revenue hole
Review The DGS-3420-28TC isn't from Cisco and I'm OK with this
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
Fibre Channel networking probester Virtual Instruments is going to expand into Ethernet-based file network probing and analysis, according to the 451 analysis group. The analysts also reckon an IPO is coming but said that Ethernet switching speed freak Arista is set on entering Ethernet network analysis too, giving VI real competition in the Ethernet space.
As Joe Yaworski, fabric product marketing manager at Intel, put it to El Reg, the next frontier of system innovation will be in fabrics. As we see it, that frontier may also be the front line of the InfiniBand war between Mellanox and Intel – with one upcoming battle being the former's 56Gb/sec interconnects versus Intel's new QDR-80.
Arista Networks, the brainchild of serial entrepreneur Andy Bechtolsheim, is chasing a new market by reversing the polarity on its Ethernet switches, turning them into packet sniffers that feed into network analyzer equipment instead of packet shufflers.
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