Cisco and NetApp Readying New, Cloudier Flexpods
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 01, 2013
The tech companies eye bigger enterprise cloud computing workloads and service provider implementations.
Tags: cloud computing, NetApp, Cisco
Extreme Buys Enterasys to Expand Networking Capabilities
By Jeffrey Burt | Article Published September 12, 2013
The $180 million deal will immediately double the revenues each of the vendors generated alone, Extreme officials said.
Tags: enterprise networking, Enterasys Networks, SDN, Juniper Networks, Extreme Networks, IT infrastructure, HP, Cisco, WiFi
VCE's Strategic Advantage: Best of Breed Process
By Rob Enderle | Article Published September 04, 2013
One IT pundit sees advantages in VCE’s solutions, bundled from VMware, EMC, and Cisco.
Tags: EMC, Enterprise IT systems, VCE, Cisco, VMware
VMware’s NSX, Partnerships Challenge Cisco in Data Center
By Jeffrey Burt | Article Published August 27, 2013
The new network virtualization platform also points to what many see as the continued fraying of the partnership between VMware and Cisco.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, Dell, Cisco, SDN, VMware, IT infrastructure, network virtualization, enterprise networking, HP
Cisco Buys Security Vendor Sourcefire
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 23, 2013
The networking giant will pay $2.7 billion for the acquisition.
Tags: open source, Cisco, merger and acquistion activity, Sourcefire, Snort, network security
iRobot, Cisco Reveal Teleconferencing Robot
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 10, 2013
Instead of going to the office, you could just send your robot avatar.
Tags: Robot, irobot, Cisco, teleconferencing
White House Targets Patent Trolls
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 04, 2013
Obama has outlined a series of steps designed to curb the activities of patent-holding firms.
Tags: White House, legislation, Obama, Cisco, Google, patent trolls, Apple
Cisco Says Internet Traffic Will Triple in Next Four Years
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 31, 2013
The "Internet of Things" will generate much of that traffic.
Tags: networking, traffic, video, internet of things, Internet, Cisco
IDC: Server Market Dropped 7.7% in First Quarter
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 30, 2013
It was the sixth quarterly revenue decline in a row for the server industry.
Tags: Cisco, revenue, HP, IBM, IDC, server shipment stats, Dell
Cisco Acquiring Joulex for $107 Million
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 29, 2013
Energy management tech firm was started up by the founder of Internet Security Systems
Tags: Cisco, JouleX
Cisco's Earnings Beat Analyst Estimates
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 16, 2013
The networking vendor's revenue and profits both grew about 5 percent.
Tags: Cisco, revenue, Switches, networking, earnings
Cisco, Microsoft Team Up on Data Center Offerings
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 12, 2013
Cisco products will support Microsoft's cloud and virtualization technologies.
Tags: UCS, Enterprise, Hyper-V, Cisco, data center, virtualization, Microsoft, cloud computing
Networking Vendors Work Together on OpenDaylight SDN Project
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 08, 2013
Cisco, IBM, Citrix, Juniper and many others will collaborate on standards for software-defined networking.
Tags: Software-Defined Networking, IBM, Juniper Networks, Citrix, open source, SDN, Cisco, networking
Cisco Buys Small Cell Maker Ubiquisys
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 03, 2013
The networking giant reportedly paid $310 million for the UK-based company.
Tags: merger and acquistion activity, Femtocell, small cell technology, networking, wireless, Cisco
Cisco Lays Off 500 Workers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 28, 2013
The job cuts are less than 1 percent of the company's workforce.
Tags: networking, EMC, layoffs, Cisco
Cisco Now a Top 5 Server Vendor
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 28, 2013
IBM remains the leader.
Tags: Cisco, HP, Oracle, IDC, IBM, servers
Cisco's Quarterly Profits Beat Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 14, 2013
However, the CEO warned that the company faces challenges ahead.
Tags: earnings, Cisco, quarterly financials, profits, forecast
Cisco Sells Linksys to Belkin
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 25, 2013
The networking giant continues to shed its consumer product lines.
Tags: Cisco, routers, merger and acquistion activity, networking equipment, Belkin, Linksys
Cisco and NetApp Aim Flexpod at the Cloud, Branch Offices
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published January 24, 2013
IT companies strengthen their technology partnership and expand their market reach by offering converged systems for cloud services providers and branch offices.
Tags: NetApp, cloud computing, Cisco
Cisco to Buy Intucell for $475 Million
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 23, 2013
The Israeli startup makes software for wireless network carriers.
Tags: wireless carriers, networking, Cisco, merger and acquistion activity
Google Repeats as 'Best Company to Work For'
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 21, 2013
Other tech firms in the top 10 included SAS, NetApp and Ultimate Software
Tags: employers, Intel, Google, Cisco, NetApp, Microsoft, Salesforce
Report: Cisco Wants to Sell Linksys Division
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 17, 2012
Unnamed sources say Cisco has hired Barclays to help with the deal.
Tags: networking, Linksys, routers, Cisco
Cisco to Expand Services Business
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 10, 2012
The networking provider is looking to reinvent itself with a new business strategy and a new advertising campaign.
Tags: cloud computing, Cisco, networking, services
Server Revenues Fall in Q3
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 03, 2012
Dell and Cisco were the only two vendors to see market share gains during the period.
Tags: Cisco, revenue, HP, IDC, Linux, Dell, IBM, server, Gartner
Cisco to Buy Cariden Technologies for $141 Million
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 29, 2012
Cariden makes software for telecommunications planning, design and traffic management.
Tags: Cisco, telecommunications, merger and acquistion activity, networks, software
Cisco Buys Wi-Fi Networking Firm Meraki for $1.2 Billion
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 19, 2012
Cisco says the purchase will help it expand its customer base with more mid-market firms.
Tags: Wi-Fi, Cisco, merger and acquistion activity, networking, Cloud, WiFi
Cisco Advances Data Center Cloud Orchestration with Cloupia Buy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 15, 2012
$125 million acquisition will add new automation capabilities to Cisco's portfolio.
Tags: Cisco, data center, cloud computing
Cisco to Buy Cloupia for $125 Million
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 15, 2012
The startup sells automation tools for data center and cloud infrastructure management.
Tags: automation, infrastructure management, Cisco, merger and acquistion activity, software, data center management, cloud computing
Cisco Profits Beat Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 14, 2012
The company's stock price jumped up as a result.
Tags: routers, Switches, earnings, networking equipment, data center, Cisco, quarterly financials
Making the Case Against Patent Trolls
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 11, 2012
As studies detail the impact of patent trolls, tech companies are fighting back.
Tags: Twitter, Cisco, Netgear, Motorola, patent lawsuit
EMC, Cisco, and SAP HANA -- And Oracle Collateral Damage
By Rob Enderle | Article Published July 30, 2012
Recent moves in the big data sector, and a potentially tough climate for Oracle.
Tags: HANA, Oracle, big data, Cisco, SAP, EMC
Cisco Cuts 1,300 Jobs in 'Limited Restructuring'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 24, 2012
The layoffs will amount to 2 percent of the networking vendor's global workforce.
Tags: networking, Cisco, layoffs, restructurings
Cisco to Break the 1 Gigabit Barrier on Enterprise WiFi Networks
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 11, 2012
The networking vendor will launch an 802.11ac-based access point next year.
Tags: access point, Enterprise, Cisco, networking, wireless
Cisco Connect Cloud Rains on Linksys Router Fans
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 06, 2012
Cisco faces the Internet’s wrath after an automatic firmware update linked some Linksys home network routers to the company’s cloud.
Tags: cloud computing, Cisco, router, Linksys
Server Shipments Rise Slightly, but Revenues Decline in Q1
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 31, 2012
Cisco Systems and Fujitsu had a pretty good quarter, but HP, Dell, IBM and Oracle had a difficult quarter for server sales.
Tags: Oracle, HP, Cisco, server shipment stats, Dell, IBM, Fujitsu
Cisco: IP Traffic Set to Quadruple by 2016
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 30, 2012
Within four years, there may be 2.5 network connections for every person living on earth.
Tags: Cisco, VNI, traffic, IP, Internet
Cisco Ends Investment in Cius Tablet in Face of BYOD, Cloud
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 25, 2012
The networking vendor is cancelling future development of its two-year-old tablet.
Tags: software, Cisco, tablet, Cius, collaboration
Cisco: Enterprises Are Embracing BYOD
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 18, 2012
A survey finds that 95 percent of enterprises allow employee-owned devices in the workplace.
Tags: Enterprise, BYOD, mobile, Cisco
Cisco Hits Record Quarterly Revenue
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 10, 2012
The trend towards cloud computing has been good to the networking vendor.
Tags: revenue, networking, earnings, Cisco
Cisco CTO: The Network Is Evolving
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 08, 2012
Cisco CTO delivers a vision at Interop for where the networking world is headed.
Tags: Cisco, networking, cloud computing
HP, IBM and Cisco Battle for Cloud Dominance
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 27, 2012
HP and IBM are fighting for the cloud infrastructure top spot while Cisco closes in with a little help from its UCS portfolio.
Tags: HP, Cisco, cloud computing, IBM
Cisco Acquires Israeli Video Software Firm NDS for $5 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 15, 2012
NDS software helps providers deliver content to set-top boxes.
Tags: merger and acquistion activity, Cisco, video
Cisco's Jacoby: IT is all about Services
By CIOUpdate Contributor | Article Published March 13, 2012
To fundamentally change the way IT was viewed and consumed at Cisco, the CIO transformed IT from technology-focused to services-centric, writes Rebecca Jacoby, Cisco's CIO.
Tags: LOB, Cisco, showback, IT services
Cisco Buys Optical Networking Company for $271 Million
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 27, 2012
With its purchase of Lightware, Cisco acquires CMOS photonics silicon expertise.
Tags: merger and acquistion activity, Cisco, networking
Why Cisco Is Challenging Microsoft-Skype Merger
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 16, 2012
Cisco is asking the EU to reconsider the conditions for approving the deal.
Tags: Video Calling, Cisco, Microsoft, Skype
Cisco: Nearly Half of IT Managers Still Against BYOD Trend
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 24, 2012
Enterprise IT managers are concerned about tablet security and worry that BYOD diverts attention from more important projects.
Tags: Cisco, BYOD
Cisco Lays Out Aggressive Strategy to Capture More Cloud Business
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 07, 2011
The company has unveiled a new CloudVerse line of products aimed at enterprises building their own data centers.
Tags: Cisco, cloud computing
Social Media Trumps Salary in the Workplace
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 03, 2011
New study from Cisco find some surprising results in how millennials view the need for social media at work.
Tags: millennials, Cisco, social media
Cisco and HP Collaborate on Blade Switch
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 17, 2011
The fierce rivals worked together on the Cisco Fabric Extender for HP BladeSystem.
Tags: Cisco, HP
Cisco Networks with Oracle at OpenWorld
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 23, 2011
Make no mistake about it, Oracle's upcoming OpenWorld event is an Oracle event. That doesn't mean however that other vendors won't be there to take the center stage.
Tags: Oracle, Cisco, OpenWorld
Cisco Opens Up a New Type of Data Center
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 12, 2011
Cisco transforms its data center in North Carolina, providing a new type of flexibility.
Tags: Cisco, data center facilities management
HP's Not So Secret Plan to Make Cisco Extinct
By Rob Enderle | Article Published August 16, 2011
HP's plans for an optical switch product may offer Cisco a major competitive challenge.
Tags: HP, Cisco, networking, Switches
Cisco Doubles Down on UCS
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 13, 2011
Cisco server platform doubles its virtual network interface capacity as it scales up for the cloud.
Tags: UCS, Cisco, Cloud
Cisco Working on Big Chinese Surveillance System
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 05, 2011
Cisco's equipment will be used to network 500 cameras in the city of Chongqing.
Tags: Cisco, China
Cisco Challenges 'Good Enough' Networking
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 29, 2011
In what appears to be an answer to newly tough competition, Cisco makes noise about networking standards.
Tags: Cisco, networking, standards, Juniper Networks
Leaders in Virtualization Security?
By Paul Rubens | Article Published April 20, 2011
An analyst report identifies current leaders in virtualization security, yet notes that these top dogs may lose their perch.
Cisco Goes Green With New Data Center
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 15, 2011
Cisco opens new Texas data center to power its own operations.
Tags: green IT, data center, networking, UCS, Cisco
Cisco Kills Cloud Computing Email
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 23, 2011
After pumping millions into hosted email effort, Cisco throws in the towel.
Tags: networking, Email management, Linux, Cisco, cloud computing
Cisco's SecureX Claims Context-Aware Security
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 18, 2011
The network giant touts its new solution as still more secure than the self-defending network architecture it has long promoted.
Tags: networking equipment, Cisco, networking, SecureX, security
OpenStack Expands with Glance, Ubuntu and Cisco
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 03, 2011
Open source cloud computing platform debuts new image discovery service to enable cloud portability as new members join the effort.
Tags: Cisco, OpenStack, Ubuntu, Linux, open source
Can Virtualization Save Your Life?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 27, 2011
Virtualization is a key component of enterprise IT consolidation and its also being used to help improve medical reliability too.
Tags: Enterprise IT, Cisco, virtualization, health care IT, Virtual Cloud Management
Cisco: Java Attacks on the Rise As Spam Declines
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 20, 2011
Annual security report from Cisco shows the first ever decline in spam volume, but dont get too optimistic -- other types of attacks are growing.
Tags: security, Oracle, Cisco, Java, spam
Cisco to Leverage Open Source in Cloud Computing
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 06, 2011
Networking giant Cisco plans on using open source as it continues to build presence in cloud computing deployments.
Tags: networking, cloud computing, open source, standards, Cisco
Cisco Hits Air Pocket as Cable, Government Revenues Fall
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 11, 2010
Ciscos data center business continues to grow, though its not all smooth sailing as IT spending troubles resurface.
Tags: Cisco Network Management, earnings, Cisco, Nexus, networking
Cisco's Chambers Stumps for Business-Led Economic Recovery
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 21, 2010
CEO of networking giant urges government-business collaboration to speed economic recovery, pitches his own version of a stimulus plan through tax reform.
Tags: video conferencing, Cisco, John Chambers, broadband, networking
Cisco Touts Network Architecture Strategy, Dividends
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 16, 2010
The networking giant is enlarging its enterprise IT footprint while charming investors with talk of dividends.
Tags: Enterprise IT, network configuration, Firewall Management, Cisco, Cisco Network Management
Will Open Source Vyatta Challenge Cisco?
By Drew Robb | Article Published September 14, 2010
Open source is moving into the networking sector, yet observers scoff at the notion that Cisco is threatened. Yet Vyatta has grown dramatically recently.
Tags: Cisco, Vyatta, open source, networking, networks
Cisco's New FabricPath Reduces Large Networks' Need for Switches
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 30, 2010
Ahead of IETF standards, Cisco rolls out its new FabricPath technology to help minimize the number of switching layers in networks, while also introducing new WAN acceleration and hosted collaboration services.
Tags: networking, Network Platform, network tools, Switches, Cisco
Red Hat Focuses on Partnerships With Q1 Earnings Ahead
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 22, 2010
The Linux leader is set to report its first-quarter fiscal 2011 earnings amid a spate of partner and business momentum developments that indicate that Red Hat is still growing.
Tags: Linux, enterprise linux, Cisco, Red Hat, earnings
iPad, iPhone Join Cisco's Collaboration Push
By David Needle | Article Published June 14, 2010
Cisco Quad, the networking giant's upcoming enterprise collaboration platform, embraces the popular Apple products as well as its own "business-class" Flip MiniPRO camcorder. But there's more than just video in the mix.
Tags: iPhone, collaboration, iPad, WebEx, Cisco
LISP: The Future of Internet Routing?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 01, 2010
No, it's not your grandfather's programming language, but it could be your grandson's Internet architecture. A look at what Locator ID Separation Protocol offers for Internet users and IT administrators.
Tags: LISP, HP, Juniper, routers, Cisco
Xerox's ACS Rolls Out Public, Private Cloud Service
By Larry Barrett | Article Published May 24, 2010
New enterprise cloud service lets companies pick and choose from public and private cloud computing options to speed application deployment and reduce overall IT costs.
Tags: Cisco, software, cloud computing, Vblock infrastructure, SaaS
Michael Capellas and EMC/Cisco/VMware's Ambitious Partnership
By Rob Enderle | Article Published May 07, 2010
The joint initiative, targeting virtualization and cloud computing in the data center, gains credibility based on the leadership of Michael Capellas.
Tags: virtualization, Cisco, cloud computing, EMC, VMware
Cisco Upgrades Servers, Targeting HP, IBM
By - Reuters | Article Published April 06, 2010
Network giant Cisco announced a major server upgrade, boosting competition against leaders like HP and IBM. Will its efforts result in greater market share?
Tags: servers, HP, Cisco, hardware thin client, IBM