Posts Tagged ‘ Cisco ’

OpFlex, Standards-Based Protocols, and Cisco’s Messaging Problem

April 15, 2014
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On April second, Cisco introduced something that seems to make a lot of sense in its new declarative-based, ACI-led world of software-defined networking: a policy mechanism. The blog post about it was pretty straightforward: it included the obligatory nods toward the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and open-source communities, defined the differences between the traditional…

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Network Virtualization: Not Just for the Service Provider

November 14, 2013
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Many network virtualization products appear to be aimed at the top 10,000 customers worldwide, accounting for their price as well as their published product direction. While this is a limited and myopic view, many claim it is for the best, their reason being that network virtualization is only really needed by the very large networks.…

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HyTrust Expanding Role in Secure Hybrid Cloud

October 1, 2013
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HyTrust released their version 3.5 of their virtualization security proxy and compliance tool. This tool is core to a growing ecosystem of partners and systems. HyTrust has also expanded its role within the Secure Hybrid Cloud by covering more of what is traditionally part of the data center. HyTrust is a proxy that sits between…

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Thinking of a Logical Acquisition for Cisco – Citrix

September 16, 2013
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Earlier this week Cisco announced its intention to acquire Whiptail, its 6th acquisition for 2013. The addition to the Unified Computing (UCS) line made sense, as it continues to support their vision to be the infrastructure that clouds run on. To achieve this vision, Cisco will need to make some strategic acquisitions to keep them…

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News: Cisco Intends to Acquire SSD Pioneer WHIPTAIL

September 10, 2013
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Cisco announced today their intent to acquire Whippany, NJ based WHIPTAIL, a manufacturer of Solid-State Disk (SSD) storage.

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Digesting The Latest VCE News: Vblock 100 and Vblock 200

April 5, 2013
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On February 21, 2013 VCE announced the re-addition of smaller Vblock models, Vblock 100 and Vblock 200, once again allowing the product line to cover the small & medium-sized opportunities in the market.

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Cisco Acquires Cloupia – Becoming a Management Software Vendor?

November 26, 2012
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Through a variety of initiatives including the Insime spin-in and the acquisition of Cloupia, Cisco is signalling that it is heading in the direction of becoming a management software vendor for virtualization and the cloud. This amounts a sharpening of the competitive knives with respect to VMware, and may position Cisco to become a factor…

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Vyatta: Building Block for Brocade SDN Plans

November 6, 2012
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Brocade has stated they will buy Vyatta for an all cash deal. This is good news for Vyatta and perhaps a way for Brocade to partake of software that could rival VMware's purchase of Nicira when Vyatta's own SDN features are married with Brocade Ether Fabric technology. Brocade has been in the software business for…

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Dell Planning New Storage Tech for 2013

October 29, 2012
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Days after announcing its converged infrastructure platform, the Active System 800, Dell is already dropping hints about its future development path; confirming its intention to use the tech it acquired with RNA Networks to deliver new storage options.

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