Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

Avaya Data Chief: We're Not Nortel Anymore

In an exclusive interview with InternetNews.com, Joel Hackney, president of Avaya Data Solutions, provides new insight on how the former Nortel Enterprise business unit is now being integrated inside of Avaya and why the enterprise business is now better off for being out of Nortel.

InfiniBand Moving to Ethernet?

Can these two cats and dogs of the networking world live together? Yes it can be done as InfiniBand technology and vendors move to Ethernet (call it InfiniBand over Ethernet).

Avaya CEO: Networks Need to be More Resilient

CEO Kevin Kennedy details how the Olympic flame helped to forge Avaya's new Nortel-powered direction.

HP Details Big Data Center Consolidation Savings

How big a payoff can enterprises expect from consolidating servers and data centers? HP executives speaking at Interop, detailed the company's experience consolidating down from 80 data centers.

F5 Takes Networking Virtual With BIG-IP

Main operating system behind F5 networking gear gets a major refresh with an eye on virtualization and application delivery controller scalability.

IPv4's Last Day: What Will Happen When There Is Only IPv6?

ARIN's CIO provides an exclusive look at how IPv4 address allocation will meet its end once the supply runs dry and the Web moves to IPv6.

CenturyLink Buys Qwest in $22.4 Billion Deal

U.S. carrier industry consolidates with a new national access player set to emerge.

Juniper's New Products Pay Off in Q1

Networking vendor's new switching and routing platforms help drive revenues and profits as enterprise IT recovery momentum continues.

Average Global Broadband Speeds Slowing Down

Akamai's latest State of the Internet report shows some declines in broadband while narrowband appears to rebound. What's going on here?

HP Reorg Merges 3Com Into New Networking Division

The Procurve name is out as HP rebrands and restructures its new Networking division to include 3Com technologies.

Cisco Closes $3.3B Tandberg Deal, Presses Ahead on Open Telepresence

Cisco finally succeeds in its acquisition of the video vendor while announcing a new milestone in its open source effort for telepresence interoperability.

Juniper Updates Networking for Military Deployments

The U.S armed forces needs networking gear and, while some of it can be the same as what civilians use, there are also specialized needs that Juniper says it's ready to fulfill with systems that may also find a place in the enterprise.

Cisco Pushes Linksys Brand Out of SMB Switches

Enterprise networkers know Cisco as the go-to company for high end gear, but this week the company is continuing its push into the low end market.

Republicans Turn to Open Source Asterisk

The Republican National Committee is leveraging open source VoIP tech for its election-cycle polling and organizing efforts, but the final results aren't open to the public.

HP Closes $2.7 Billion 3Com Acquisition

Purchase adds new networking power as HP ramps up to take on Cisco. Among the key assets HP will take over in the $2.7 billion deal are a core networking switch, security division and an entrée into the Chinese market.

Juniper Acquires Ankeena for Media Delivery

Networking vendor buys former partner to advance its network media platform.

Open Source Asterisk 1.8 Aiming for Long-Term Support

Asterisk adopts a long-term support (LTS) model for rolling out releases as Asterisk 1.8 and the next release of AsteriskNow draw near.

Cisco Updates Unified Computing Servers With Westmere, FEX-Link

New fabric extension architecture rolls out as Cisco refreshes its Nexus, MDS and UCS offerings with new CPUs and capabilities.

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