Cisco Expands SDN, Unveils New Nexus Switch

The Nexus 6004 is Cisco's highest density 40 Gigabit Layer 2/Layer 3 fixed switch. (Photo: Cisco Systems)

Cisco (CSCO) announced a variety of innovations for its Unified Data Center strategy, with a high density 40 Gigabit switch, a hybrid cloud solution, and a new controller. That included the Nexus 6000, a 96 port line rate 40-gigabit fixed form factor switch with Ethernet and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Read More

Leveraging Cloud and Virtualization for Disaster Recovery

The reality is this: a well-planned out cloud and virtualization solution can truly help any organization create a more agile environment. And believe it or not, a large part of IT is creativity – that’s why using new types of technologies can help reduce management costs and keep an environment running longer. Read More

Networking News: Carney Named CEO at Brocade

Brocade names industry veteran Lloyd Carney as CEO, Level 3 selected by NATO for private network to “enhance airspace transparency” with Russia, Alcatel-Lucent and Reliance enter billion dollar contract, Comcast selects Ciena for 100G. Read More

European News: Cable & Wireless, Infinera, Akamai

Latest news from Europe includes: Cable & Wireless Worldwide announced the opening of a new data center in the UK; Infinera partners with Colt Technology Services to make available 100 Gigabit Ethernet services to their customers; and Akamai Technologies and France Telecom Orange announced a strategic alliance for content delivery. Read More

Cisco To Acquire Meraki For $1.2 Billion

Cisco (CSCO) announced its intent to acquire privately held cloud networking company Meraki for $1.2 billion. San Francisco-based Meraki was founded in 2006 by MIT PhD candidates, and was funded by Sequoia Capital and Google. Read More

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