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  • Routers are Achilles' heel of most enterprises, says CloudGenix cloud architect

    The culprit for the United Airlines severe network issues last week has been identified. And elementary, dear Watson, the blame has placed on a faulty router. And according to Hector Salas, principal solutions architect at CloudGenix, the ever-increasing complexity of routing processes are the Achilles' heel of most enterprises.

Midokura deepens network virtualization tie-up with Fujitsu

Midokura, creator of the open source MidoNet network virtualization software, has expanded its OEM relationship with Japanese IT vendor Fujitsu Ltd. The broadened relationship will see Fujitsu deploying the enterprise version of MidoNet with its cloud products.

Broadcom comes out with new set of Ethernet controllers

Chipmaker Broadcom has introduced a new set of Ethernet controller products that support the emerging 25G/50G standard, and which it said can increase data center server performance by up to 50 percent.

SMB UC deployments low, but planned adoption is higher, research finds

Jon Arnold, Principal of J. Arnold & Associates, analysed some data provided by MetaSwitch Networks and found that while SMB UC adoption rates were quite low – 8 percent among small SMBs, and 22 percent in the mid-sized category – the intention to adopt was considerably higher. He discovered other interesting trends as well, including that many SMBs plan to use Skype for Business to augment their phone systems rather than replace them. 

What Cisco's recent changes reveal – or don't reveal – about its new leader

Cisco's CEO transition from John Chambers to Chuck Robbins is bringing changes to several business units that Chambers acquired. There's plenty of room to speculate whether the changes are the result of the outgoing executive's cleaning up loose ends, or the incoming leader's determination to clear the decks in order to move forward. Most likely it's a combination of both.

Digium's new Switchvox Cloud UC service offers metered usage

Digium has introduced a new version of its cloud-based unified communications service that offers the option of metered use as an alternative to paying a flat rate per month. The option should be attractive to companies with seasonal or other calling variations.

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