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Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Brings VXLAN to OmniSwitch

VXLAN is a critical protocol for enabling Software Defined Networking (SDN).

Global Average Internet Connection Speed Nudges Upward to 4.5 Mbps

Broadband Internet speeds continue to rise, according to the fourth quarter Akamai State of the Internet report.

Bare Metal Switching Set to Grow

Open networking trend is set to drive demand for bare metal switch ports.

Juniper Adds More OpenStack Distro Support with Mirantis

Contrail now supported in Mirantis OpenStack.

PLUMgrid Ignition Turns the Key for SDN Testing

Getting an SDN test up and running doesn't have to be a disruption anymore.

Alcatel-Lucent Pushes UC to the Deskphone

Unified Communications and HD video bring the deskphone into the modern age.

Cumulus Networks Submits APD Spec to OCP

Newly submitted to the Open Compute Project, Cumulus Networks specification could enable better operating system integration with bare metal switches.

Dell Helps to Advance Switch Abstraction Interface

New Open Compute Project initiative could help to further democratize networking landscape.

Blue Coat Acquired (Again) for $2.4 Billion

Just over three years after being acquired for $1.3 billion, Blue Coat is acquired again.

NFV Set to Accelerate Video and Audio Delivery

NFV isn't just about making networking work better, it's about the services that networking enables.

Citrix Debuts New Carrier-Grade Netscaler ADC

New carrier-class Citrix ADC platform can scale up to 3.5 Tbps.

Aruba Advances Cloud Networking Control

Aruba takes on Cisco Meraki Wi-Fi gear with new 7000 Series cloud services controllers.

Oracle Debuts Switches, Aims to Bridge Ethernet and InfiniBand

Oracle's SDN efforts move into the hardware realm with new switches.

HP Set to Acquire Aruba Networks for $2.7 Billion

HP aims to grow its WiFi capabilities through Aruba Networks acquisition.

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