Cisco is making cloud-scale networking easier to achieve for its large enterprise and service provider customers. The company unveiled new software and developer tools designed for cloud-scale networking.
For years, Cisco has funded start-ups formed by employees and then later acquired them.
Another former Cisco executive has turned up in a new role months after the changing of the guard pushed many of them out. Gary Moore, the former president and COO of Cisco who left the company in July, has been appointed to the vArmour board of directors.
Cisco's first quarter for fiscal year 2016 was a mixed bag of rising and falling sales, but it appears things are going to get worse for the second quarter, with the saving grace falling in the vendor's switching business.
Things aren't looking good for Arista Networks after U.S. International Trade Commission lawyers recommended that the company be found to have infringed on two patents belonging to rival Cisco Systems.
It appears that telecommunications vendor Ericsson wants a bigger piece of the enterprise pie. The Swedish vendor is partnering with Cisco Systems to design next-generation networks.
Glue Networks unveiled a multi-vendor software-defined WAN proof of concept this week at the Open Networking User Group Fall 2015 event. The SD-WAN design aims to provide orchestration across a variety of routers, switches, WAN optimization products and controllers.
Software-defined networking projects are still mostly in the pilot stage, but there are a growing number of examples of real world case studies emerging. One is an upcoming deployment at Ohio's Bowling Green State University.
Cisco recently boasted that it has signed on 1,000 software-defined networking customers, but according to an article on The Register, it appears that number is a touch inflated.
Cisco has inked a deal to acquire Cologne, Germany-based ParStream, an analytics company that was part of the Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence program.