If you caught the debut of the "Wall of America" on Jimmy Kimmel Live, then you spotted Cisco's latest high-profile project.
Arista is adding native Puppet Labs agents to its switches in a move that extends the company's SDN capabilities.
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.
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.
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.
Every vendor and their mother wants to claim dominance in the fledgling software-defined networking market. Avaya is the latest to make the claim with the launch of its new Open SDN Fx architecture, which is tied into the OpenDaylight, OpenStack and OpenFlow open source projects.
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.
Cisco isn't the only company looking to build out its portfolio through acquisitions. Brocade is beefing up its product suite with acquisition, most recently with the announcement of its intent to acquire Riverbed's SteelApp line of business, and the company's CEO hinted at more purchases throughout 2015.
Network functions virtualization, software-defined networking's cousin, is still mostly in use only at the telco level, but it's starting to find its uses in the enterprise. One of those few enterprise use cases is in cloud networking services from a handful of vendors and service providers aiming to supply a cloud-based alternative to enterprise WANs.
Cisco may be looking ahead to stern competition from rivals embracing open source, but as software becomes a more integral part of every networking product, the networking vendor has plans. And those plans involve acquisitions.
The open source movement is making waves in the networking space as more vendors are opting to build open switches and routers in favor of proprietary technology. HP is the latest vendor to join the open source networking movement, and some are speculating that open networking could give Cisco a run for its money.
Whoops! A global two-hour outage of the Google Compute Engine public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering last week looks like it happened because of a glitch in the company's network.
The sudden departure of Juniper Networks' last CEO Shaygan Kheradpir last year may have been a surprise, but now the mystery of his resignation might be solved.
Session initiation protocol (SIP) protocol is coming up on its twentieth birthday, so you'd think by now it would be a cinch to deploy a VoIP solution using SIP within an enterprise network. Apparently not.
Update your status. Check your friends' photos. Watch videos of cats and dogs. Oh, and buy data center networking switches. That's the Facebook of tomorrow.
Don't start planning your network upgrade quite yet, but a future wave of Wi-Fi could offer data transmission rates of 100 Gbps. New networking technology out of the University of Oxford is said to provide such data transfer rates using light.
ExtraHop appears to be setting a new record for wire data analytics. Today, the vendor launched the EH9100 appliance, which was designed to do real-time wire data analysis at a sustained 40 Gbps.
Remember several years ago when telepresence rooms were all the rage? Looks like the good days for companies like Cisco, Polycom and Avaya are long over.
Cisco is beefing up its training and certification portfolio again--this time around collaboration.