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Here's how the Piston buy fits into Cisco's cloud strategy

Cisco is delving deeper into OpenStack with the planned acquisition of Piston Cloud.

Spotlight: HP and Arista partner to take on Cisco

HP is teaming up with Arista Networks in the hopes of taking on Cisco in the software-defined networking space. Both companies are Cisco rivals.

Cisco executive shake-up continues with golden handshakes, CTO rumors

The transition in Cisco CEOs has had its casualties, and the latest two to leave – presidents Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore – have received big payouts, as well as orders they are not to work for a long list of networking industry competitors within the next year. In addition to that, reports indicate CTO Padmasree Warrior may also be planning to exit on July 25 when Chuck Robbins takes over for current CEO John Chambers.

Cisco prepares customers for Wave 2 with new access points, controllers

The next wave of wireless access points are starting to hit the market. Cisco is among the first to release not only 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points, but also Wave 2-compliant controllers.

Cisco's incoming CEO aims for streamlined executive suite

It's a time of churn and changes at Cisco Systems. From the moment CEO John Chambers announced his impending retirement and that Chuck Robbins would be replacing him, there has been much speculation about what the Cisco of the future will look like and how the company will fare without Chambers leading.

Cisco presidents Lloyd, Moore to leave company in July

Cisco is about to lose two more long-term senior executives. Two company presidents will be vacating their positions and leaving the company as Chuck Robbins steps into the role of CEO on July 25.

Cisco launches open source microservices architecture project on GitHub

Cisco dives deeper into open source with the launch of a new continuous deployment microservices project. Available for perusal on GitHub, the new project is a microservices architecture built as an open framework around various other open source projects, including Docker, Mesos and Consul.

Internet traffic will hit 1 zettabyte by 2016

According to data from Cisco, global Internet traffic will reach one zettabyte by 2016. Internet traffic has grown significantly, particularly in the last decade as video and other bandwidth-intensive applications have taken hold.

Spotlight: Cumulus aims to beat Cisco with open SDN

Cumulus Networks is looking to take on the big vendors like Cisco with its flavor of open software-defined networking.

Got IP networking skills? You're in high demand

Since about 15 years ago, I've been loath to use the phrase "skills gap," but at least in the case of IP networking professionals, it appears there are too few people in the world who can do the connectivity jobs we need in our modern world.