• Open sourcing of network software was long overdue

    As you can see from our headlines over the last week, as well as in today's issue of FierceEnterpriseCommunications, open source in the networking world is currently top-of-mind. Not only has HP thrown down the gauntlet by getting behind the open networking trend, but Facebook also rounded out its Open Compute Project line of switches.

Spotlight: Cisco Jabber struts its stuff on Jimmy Kimmel Live

If you caught the debut of the "Wall of America" on Jimmy Kimmel Live, then you spotted Cisco's latest high-profile project.

Puppet goes native on Arista switches

Arista is adding native Puppet Labs agents to its switches in a move that extends the company's SDN capabilities.

IBM, Juniper bringing embedded analytics to switches

IBM and Juniper Networks are working together to build networking infrastructure with built-in analytics that take advantage of big data to boost performance of applications.

Lack of consistency pervades SD-WAN vendor community

Software-defined WAN announcements and products are turning up a little more frequently as the software-defined networking trend continues to grow. Even so, if SDN is still in its infancy, it may be fair to say that SD-WAN is still in the womb.

Next-gen UC to showcase asynchronous messaging

Although the death of unified communications is greatly exaggerated, as we wrote about a few weeks ago, there's the belief that unified communications is about to hit an evolutionary stage where it will become a little more unified and a little less integrated.


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