There have been software firewalls for years, and a growing number of software-based firewall appliances for NFV. The latter threatens Cisco, and this week the network giant has responded.
Metacloud makes a distinguished distribution of OpenStack: one with a hosting model and a service policy attached. If Cisco runs it, it won't be a little side project any more.
A new, smaller server in Cisco's Unified Computing System platform could give the company an opening for a new class of server customer. Or perhaps an old class, depending on your point of view.
Change comes at such a rapid pace, and the speed of innovation is so quick and so difficult to chart that the impact of that change may take years to assess. That's literally what Cisco's CEO said Wednesday.
Cisco announced yesterday it is cutting 6,000 jobs over the next 12 months. The news comes in the wake of a series of major tech industry layoffs, with job cuts now rivaling the numbers at the beginning of the recession of 2009.
The number of direct connections between two points at the core of the IP network may already have exceeded the allotted memory for many of the net's installed routers. When do things start crashing?
The top news stories for August 12, 2014.
Someplace beneath the marketing hype is the reality of what "Internet of Things" technology can actually do and it actually makes more sense than the hype itself.
As more enterprises deploy machine-to-machine products, a concern of IT managers is whether a generic solution will work in their corporate environment. To address IT concerns about adopting technology, AT&T set up its AT&T Foundry with $100 million in funding from a number of sponsors including Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Amdocs, Intel and Microsoft.
How can the largest producer of collaboration appliances make collaboration work where appliances typically don't? Cisco engineers are tackling the problem before they're tackled by it.