Red Hat has made good use of Ansible since it acquired the company and its technology in October. It's great to see the continuous delivery and configuration automation tool continue to get regular updates. And that brings us to today's news. Red Hat has expanded those capabilities to bring its agentless automation framework to the network.
One of Cisco's areas of focus right now is digital transformation. The vendor used its Cisco Live! Berlin event to unveil several new products designed to improve workforce and customer experiences, as well as new Digital Ceiling products.
Cisco will release the financial report for its fiscal second quarter today after the markets have closed, and there's a good chance it will show similar trends to those in its first fiscal quarter of the year. That means a decline in routing revenue even as switches and appliances grow.
Three Cisco product lines received an infusion of new products. Cisco's Catalyst, ASR and Aironet lines were beefed up this week as part of the company's ongoing digital transformation initiatives. The updates aim to solve a problem network professionals are having with performance and reliability.
A wiring issue that has been recognized as a potential fire hazard has resulted in a recall of Cisco IE 5000 industrial Ethernet switches.
Networking giant Cisco announced Wednesday its plan to acquire Internet of Things platform provider Jasper to the tune of $1.4 billion.
Machine-to-machine mobile data connections are forecast by Cisco to represent 26.4 percent of mobile-connected devices in 2020, up from 7.7 percent last year, and to generate 6.7 percent of total mobile traffic, up from 2.7 percent last year.
The International Trade Commission has finally made the first of its rulings in the patent dispute between Cisco Systems and Arista Networks. And things don't look good for Arista, which was found to be in violation of three of Cisco's patents.
Cisco will lose another executive that has been instrumental in driving Cisco innovation. Pankaj Patel, a 20-year veteran of the networking giant who currently serves as Cisco's senior vice president and general manager for the service provider business, plans to step down in the second half of 2016.
Cisco's small meeting videoconferencing capabilities just got a boost. Cisco completed the acquisition of Acano – a buy it first announced back in November.