Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

Cisco Extends Smart Grid For Both Offices and Homes

With its new connected smart grid initiatives, Cisco looks to extend energy management to both the home and office.

Faster 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet Standard Now Real

Ethernet takes a 10x leap forward as new standards are approved, though interoperability testing is still on the horizon.

IEEE Spec Will Standardize Broadband Over Power Line

After years of discussion, broadband specification P1901 is nearing completion, and may finally make it possible for pervasive connectivity over regular power lines.

China Falling in Domain Name Standings

As demand for domains continues to grow, it's not spread equally across all TLDs, with China losing ground in a new report from VeriSign.

Riverbed Rolls Out RiOS 6.1 for the Cloud

New operating system release from WAN optimization vendor provides network-acceleration gains for cloud apps, and some big speed boosts for popular on-premise apps.

Ciena DRAC Goes Open Source for Network Control

Ciena open sources Dynamic Resource Allocation Controller, technology it acquired from bankrupt Nortel technology for managing network path control.

Genband Builds on Nortel Carrier VoIP Close

Last of Nortel's big business units now gone as Genband deal closes.

Global Networking Bandwidth Demand Starts to Slow

New data from Cisco shows continued demand for bandwidth, but it's not growing at the same rapid rate it once did. Meanwhile, video is set to displace P2P file sharing as the Net's most common type of traffic.

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