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Security top-of-mind for Cisco's Robbins as he hosts Q4 earnings call

New Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins hosted the company's fourth quarter and end-of-year earnings call, closing out the last quarter in which former CEO John Chambers led the networking vendor. And for the new CEO, he's stepping into is a company that's on solid financial ground.

ScienceLogic offers greater visibility into Cisco ACI

If Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure is a little tricky to monitor, then ScienceLogic may have the solution for you. The company introduced a monitoring, dependency mapping and visualization tool that aims to provide network administrators with greater visibility into Cisco's software-defined networking product.

Cisco will wrap up Chambers' last quarter as CEO in earnings call

Based on the number of emails in my inbox about upcoming (or just past) networking vendor earnings calls, it's that time again when investors, the media and other interested parties take a hard look at how the biggest publicly traded networking companies are faring.

Cisco earnings preview: Chambers' last quarter as CEO

The CEO switch at Cisco officially happened a couple of weeks ago, but Wednesday's quarterly and fiscal year-end earnings call will truly mark the end of the John Chambers era.

Arista accuses Cisco of patent trolling

The legal battle between Cisco Systems and Arista Networks continues and even seeped into Arista's earnings call late last week. CEO Jayshree Ullal spoke about Cisco's two patent lawsuits against Arista, and general counsel Marc Taxay accused the larger networking vendor of acting like a patent troll.

Robbins era of Cisco leading to more focused operations

Chuck Robbins is only into his second week as new CEO of Cisco Systems, but ever since his appointment (and John Chambers' retirement) was announced in May, Cisco has been shedding superfluous businesses and streamlining its operations at the top.

Cisco boosts SDN strategy with Puppet automation of Nexus switches

Puppet Labs and Cisco are working together to put more automation into networking infrastructure. Through their continuing partnership, Puppet Labs Enterprise is now integrated with Cisco Open NX-OS, Cisco's upcoming operating system for its Nexus series of switches.

Go rugged with in-vehicle and wearable Lynx routers

The new TeleCommunication Systems Lynx portfolio of portable routers may be of limited use to the majority of enterprises, but it's an interesting piece of technology, nevertheless. 

CERN opts for OpenFlow for SDN capabilities

Software-defined networking – and OpenFlow, in particular – got a boost last week when CERN signed a deal to have Brocade to help create a long-term SDN strategy. So in some ways, SDN...

Back in the saddle again

Last Monday, a 20-year post as CEO of the largest networking vendor came to an end as Chambers abdicated in favor of Chuck Robbins, who hopes to turn Cisco into a more agile networking company.