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First Cisco/Arista patent dispute judgment coming Wednesday

An International Trade Commission judge will Wednesday make the first ruling in a series of patent disputes between Cisco Systems and rival Arista Networks.

The rumor mill says Cisco is buying NetApp, but insiders say it will never happen

The rumor has surfaced before, and it seems likely it will appear again. The chit-chat around the watercooler is that Cisco is looking into buying storage technology partner NetApp, but according to a Business Insider article, just forget about that idea. It's never going to happen.

Cisco begins to support VeloCloud's cloud-based SD-WAN through funding round investment

Cisco appears to be taking an interest in alternate software-defined WAN technologies. The networking vendor's investment arm is part of a funding round of cloud SD-WAN VeloCloud.

Former VCE CSO lands at Riverbed in newly created executive position

Riverbed Technology has created a new senior executive position and hired industry veteran Phil Harris to fill it. Harris, who previously held executive roles at BMC Software and VCE, has assumed the roles of senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Riverbed.

Spotlight: Cisco opens 9th innovation center- this time in Toronto

Cisco is looking to continue driving innovation and entrepreneurship as it opens its ninth global Innovation Center.

Cisco launches cloud monitoring service to protect against shadow IT

Cisco announced the launch of a new enterprise product Wednesday, Cloud Consumption as a Service. It's designed to monitor the use of public cloud services within an organization and catch potential problems before they arise.

Cisco partnership with Springpath won't damper VCE relationship, says VCE president

One would think the relationship that still exists between VCE and Cisco would be going through a rough time as Cisco gets ready to build its own hyperconverged infrastructure, but a CRN article quickly put an end to such speculation.

Voice systems and telepresence are hurting, but vendors see growth in other enterprise infrastructure areas

Voice and telepresence are both suffering as vendor revenue in those areas continues to decline, but other enterprise infrastructure areas are growing. New research from Synergy Research Group shows that wireless LAN infrastructure products are growing the fastest – something that comes as little surprise as more enterprises roll out Wi-Fi deployments with the latest 802.11 technologies.

Standalone apps dominate UCaaS space, but business suites are hot on their heels

Standalone applications or business suites? It's a good question for enterprises to ponder when it comes to deploying unified communications as a service offerings. Currently, the market is dominated by standalone apps, but the all-in-one suites look poised to catch up in the long run.

Reports indicate Cisco is about to develop a hyperconvergence appliance with Springpath

Rumors surfaced this week that Cisco is preparing to develop its own hyperconvergence appliance thanks to an OEM deal with hyperconvergence software developer Springpath. If true, it could mean the end of rumors that Cisco will acquire Nutanix and also put a damper on an existing relationship with SimpliVity.