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.
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.
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.
The role of the network administrator is forever changing. And sometimes the role's responsibilities shift in unexpected directions, particularly when you look to the future of all that will be connected to the network, if not the Internet of Things.
Even with the launch of the latest 802.11 wireless networking standard, Wi-Fi has a performance issue. The slowest device on an access point kills the fun for everyone else, bringing throughput down and impacting efficiency. But there are ways to combat the problem, even without waiting for 802.11ac Wave 2.
Cisco's announcement of support for BGP EVPN VXLAN has met with some criticism from one of its rivals. Arista Networks has fired back with an announcement that its own Trident II-based switches, specifically the 7050X and 7300X, are also compliant with the protocol.
Is software-defined networking keeping you up at night? If so, it's understandable. Not only does it demand news skills and a new way of viewing the network as a whole, but new technology has a way of changing jobs or making them obsolete.
It's only going to affect a certain segment of Cisco's customer base, but the networking vendor is adding support for the BGP EVPN VXLAN protocol to its Nexus 9000 Series of switches.