54-Terabit Submarine Cable Linking Asian Nations Goes Live

There would be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, except you’d need scuba divers:  One of the world’s most ambitious optical network connection projects is now officially complete, and beginning the process of opening itself up for business.  Japan’s NTT Communications, representing a partnership of major telcos in nine Asian countries, announced this… Read More

Mellanox Open-Sources Its Network Processor Platform

In a move designed to seed a new ecosystem around its line of NPS line of network processor units (NPU), including its 400 Gbps NPS-400 model, Mellanox Technologies on Wednesday announced its launch of an open source initiative, and the release of an SDK, called OpenNPU.  After wallowing in the… Read More

Not Really a Bro-mance: Broadcom Wanted Brocade’s FC Storage

When Brocade Communications completed its acquisition of municipal Wi-Fi provider Ruckus Wireless last May, it informed investors that the deal would create a new kind of pure-play networking company.  That seemed to be what the networking technology market wanted… up until this morning, when networking IP giant Broadcom Limited announced… Read More