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More layoffs reported at Cisco

In addition to the previously reported cuts in Cisco's small-cell and flash storage units, and the sale of its set-top box division, Cisco is now reportedly cutting 400 employees in the Nexus 7000 data center switching product operations, according to a Network World story that cites unnamed sources. 

Report: Chambers will become face of security for Cisco

CRN is reporting that John Chambers, the long-time CEO of Cisco until this week, will become "executive sponsor for security" at Cisco, as part of his role as executive chairman of the...

Riverbed updates SteelHead to help improve access to SaaS apps for workers

Riverbed is updating its SteelHead appliance, which aims to let businesses do what they can to try to improve the network connection outside of the enterprise to SaaS apps. 

OpenDaylight survey finds NFV application moving beyond telco space

NFV and cloud applications were the top use cases for the OpenDaylight open-source software defined networking platform, according to a new survey conducted by OpenDaylight. And, it's enterprises as well as academic institutions that are using NFV, representing a shift since telcos have been the primary users of NFV. 

How Tencent chose OpenDaylight for its SDN controller system

OpenDaylight Project executive director Neela Jacques wrote in a blog post about the depth of Chinese social networking and gaming company Tencent's commitment to OpenDaylight. Tencent's experience may include some lessons for other enterprises. 

Midokura deepens network virtualization tie-up with Fujitsu

Midokura, creator of the open source MidoNet network virtualization software, has expanded its OEM relationship with Japanese IT vendor Fujitsu Ltd. The broadened relationship will see Fujitsu deploying the enterprise version of MidoNet with its cloud products.

Spotlight: Dell, NEC navigate tricky relationship as they aim for SDN market

NEC and Dell have been working to make some of their products interoperable in order to offer customers a more complete package of SDN products. The companies compete directly with some of their...

Cisco's rumored Ubiquisys layoffs reflect small-cell stagnation

Cisco is rumored to be laying off half the staff of Ubiquisys, a U.K.-based small-cell vendor it bought in 2013. If the rumors are true – and Cisco has not confirmed them – the big question from enterprises' point of view is whether the downsizing is more about Cisco or about small cells.

Chuck Robbins' top 3 challenges as new Cisco CEO

Incoming Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins is walking into a difficult position. Outgoing CEO John Chambers has long led the company through both good and bad (and there has been plenty of both), but there are some issues where Cisco has shown it has blinders on. We lay out three of Robbins' biggest challenges as he assumes the role of Cisco's head honcho. 

Cisco's Sensity investment points to huge set of new nodes to manage

Cisco may soon be managing a new kind of network called light sensory networks. Its investment arm, Cisco Investments, has led a $36 million funding round for Sensity Systems Inc., a Sunnyvale, California-based startup that provides smart lighting and video fixtures, and related networking technologies.