Red Hat rolled out a new version of its Enterprise Linux distribution with a focus on improving network performance and boosting security, particularly for verticals like government, finance and military.
As enterprises look to get greater speeds out of their wireless networks, many are evaluating and beginning to adopt access points that use the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, which allows for a theoretical 6.9 Gbps of connection speeds. But to get greater speeds requires an Ethernet networking architecture capable of supporting it.
Cisco is making cloud-scale networking easier to achieve for its large enterprise and service provider customers. The company unveiled new software and developer tools designed for cloud-scale networking.
Alcatel-Lucent is taking a greater interest in open networking. Barely a week after the company officially joined the OpenDaylight Project, it's now also making itself at home with the Open Networking Operating System project.
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Conference centers are much further along the Wi-Fi adoption curve than the typical airline, many of which still appear to be stuck in the Dark Ages of days gone by. If you're like me, you like to work on those hours flying between home and conferences, but Wi-Fi is only beginning to emerge on airplanes. Hands up. How many of you have spent the last 10 minutes before a flight downloading a bunch of files simply so you can do some work while you're in the air?
With the release of fiscal 2015's fourth quarter results, the final nail in the old HP's coffin has been hammered in. Although sales dropped in almost all categories, there's good news for the newly-formed HP Enterprise – and it's in the networking business.
Brocade's fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was slightly above the expectations of the financial community, with mild revenue growth, but the first quarter of fiscal 2016 isn't shaping up so well. Analysts expect the first quarter of the new fiscal year will not meet expectations.
It has been four months since Chuck Robbins stepped into the role of Cisco CEO. The passing of the torch from former CEO John Chambers to Robbins came at the expense of several lost executives, reducing the old school Cisco brain share and replacing it with up-and-comers.
With increasing WAN bandwidth needs to the branch and no sign of MPLS costs coming down, software-defined WAN vendors are positioning their products as the medicine for what's ailing the enterprise. And according to Mike Wood, vice president of marketing for VeloCloud, it's entirely a scaling issue.
There's plenty of interest in Microsoft's Skype for Business communications service, but according to Tom Tuttle, vice president of Microsoft practice at Nectar Services, most deployments of the product fail.
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