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  • August 15, 2014 15 Aug'14

    An Ethernet switch chip showdown is brewing … at last

    Broadcom has dominated the merchant Ethernet switch chip market, but that control may not last long. It already faces competition from Intel and now Cavium has entered the fray with its Xpliant acquisition.

  • August 01, 2014 01 Aug'14

    Context makes network security policy smarter, but not easier

    Traditional approaches to network security are no longer sufficient to combat today's advanced threats. Attacks now target users and applications, and experts say an approach called context-aware security is essential to the defense. That's because ...

  • July 31, 2014 31 Jul'14

    Cisco ACI is now shipping, with $250K starter kits

    Cisco ACI is now shipping, with starter kits available at $250,000. Network engineers will now measure ACI against VMware NSX and other overlays.

  • July 31, 2014 31 Jul'14

    With open networking, engineers could slash network spending

    Open Networking User Group members say programmable, software-based networks will let them save dramatically on network opex and capex. Instead of furthering the network device glut, they’ll move to commodity servers and virtual network services.

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