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In the NFV era, Cisco bolsters its physical firewall to stay competitive

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.

Cisco aims to differentiate OpenStack with its Metacloud buy

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.

Cisco risks de-centralizing data centers to enable expanded UCS platform

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.

John Chambers: Cisco's move to SDN will take many years

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 cutting 6,000 jobs; industry total now at 'great recession' level

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.

IPv4 size barrier for routing tables may be hit this week

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?

Rumors of Cisco layoffs spread; Are robots going to steal your job?; More.

The top news stories for August 12, 2014.

What 'Internet of Things' means today: production line visibility

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.

Does your M2M solution work? The AT&T Foundry can help find out

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.

Cisco tries new collaboration, compliance tools for diverse work environments

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.