What caused today’s Internet hiccup

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By Andree Toonk, BGPmon | August 13th, 2014 Like others, you may have noticed some instability and general sluggishness on the Internet today. In this post we’ll take a closer look at what happened, including some of the BGP details! At around 8am UTC Internet users on different mailing lists, forums and twitter, reported slow…

IoT is here and there, but not everywhere yet

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | August 13th, 2014 The Internet of Things is becoming real, but complexity may be holding it back. The Internet of Things is still too hard. Even some of its biggest backers say so. For all the long-term optimism at the M2M Evolution conference this week in Las Vegas,…

Cisco patches traffic snooping flaw in operating systems used by its networking gear

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By Lucian Constantin, TechWorld | August 4th, 2014 The vulnerability affects the OSPF routing protocol implementation on Cisco networking equipment. Cisco Systems said attackers could disrupt or intercept traffic in many of its networking products unless a new security update is applied to the software they run. The issue affects the implementation of the Open…

Cisco ready to ship ACI controller

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By Jim Duffy, Network World | July 29th, 2014 APIC slated to ship later this week; new switches, bundles here too. Cisco this week announced it will soon ship its Application Centric Infrastructure controller and rolled out other extensions across its data center portfolio. Cisco’s Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) will ship this week as…

Small cell device tech set to connect workplace Wi-Fi with 3G and LTE

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By Matt Hamblen, Computerworld | July 22nd, 2014 Cisco sees its effort to bring small cell devices to businesses leading to explosive growth of the technology. Small cell technology products today are used to fill in gaps where traditional cellular has problems working — such as between downtown buildings that aren’t reached by traditional cell…

Cisco enterprise controller going through paces

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By Jim Duffy, Network World | July 21st, 2014 APIC Enterprise Module being banged on by DevNet community as it lingers in betas, field trials. Cisco is adding its APIC Enterprise Module, an enterprise controller for its programmable Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), to its software development community to ready it for general release. APIC EM…

Cisco, Microsoft chasing clouds

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By Jim Duffy, Network World | July 18th, 2014 Companies extend data center integration work with 3 year GTM agreement. Cisco this week expanded its data center arrangement with Microsoft with a multiyear sales and go-to-market effort for integrated products. The deal builds upon one agreed to 15 months ago, when the two companies combined…

Cisco mulling membership in Google, Microsoft Ethernet group

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By Jim Duffy, Network World | July 8th, 2014 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium formed with Arista, Brocade and Mellanox for faster development of lower cost/gigabit data center links. Cisco is considering joining a handful of companies, including Google and Microsoft, that have defined a specification for 25Gbps and 50Gbps Ethernet for data centers requiring greater…

Why Cisco, Intel, and Qualcomm are funding IoT startups?

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By Colin Neagle, Network World | July 7th, 2014 Cisco, Intel, and Qualcomm play a significant role in the growth of the Internet of Things startup world. Internet of Things startups have had little trouble finding seed money lately, with overall venture capital surpassing the $1 billion mark in 2013 alone, according to CB Insights.…

Cisco’s Latest CCNP Security Updates

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By Anthony Sequeira, Network World | July 7th, 2014 This post describes the new courses and exams that make up the 2014 version of the CCNP Security Certification from Cisco Systems. Cisco has given us a big makeover for one of their premier Professional Level Certifications – the Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security)…

Cisco buys its way into AT&T SDN

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By Jim Duffy, Network World | June 17th, 2014 Tail-f acquisition will give it entry into Domain 2.0 project, boost SDN/NFV cloud orchestration capabilities. Cisco this week announced its intent to acquire privately held Tail-f Systems, a developer of multivendor network service orchestration systems for traditional and virtualized networks, and one of the vendors AT&T…

Cisco joins with Arbor Networks to fight DDoS attacks

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By Ellen Messmer, NetworkWorld | March 12th, 2013 Cisco CRS router customers can now embed Arbor Peakflow SP Threat Management System. Cisco has begun streamlining distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack defense by offering Arbor Networks technology on its carrier class routers. This will enable Cisco Carrier Routing System devices detect threats and scrub traffic — a…

Cisco again looks to debunk the multivendor network

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Jun 16, 2011 11:42 am | Network World by Jim Duffy In its second attempt to debase arguments that a multivendor network is more beneficial to users than a single-vendor infrastructure, Cisco this week hosted a webcast of two customers discussing the merits of their all-Cisco networks. The customers — retail giant Tesco and the…

Cisco, Verizon enlist in 24-hour IPv6 trial

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Jan 24, 2011 11:12 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Two leading network vendors — Cisco and Verizon Business — have enlisted in an upcoming trial-by-fire of IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol called IPv4. Dubbed World IPv6 Day, the 24-hour trial is being sponsored by the Internet Society…