Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

Brocade Leveraging Perl to Boost ADCs

Following on the heels of it's 12.3 ADC release that improved IPv6 performance, Brocade is providing more scriptable extensibility via Perl but it staying away from the firewall moniker unlike rival F5.

VeriSign Growing Revenues and Domain Name Base

As renewal of the .com registry nears, VeriSign posts strong 2011 results

Juniper Networks Q4 Revenues Decline

The big carriers are starting to spend less on networking gear and services and wasn't good for Juniper's Q4 but, for the year, the company came out nine percent ahead.

F5 Pitches ADCs as Firewalls

Application delivery controller vendor gets certified as a firewall solution enabling it to be used in PCI-DSS certification efforts.

Intel Acquires InfiniBand

Intel is best known in the networking space for its Ethernet networking gear but with the $125M purchase of InfiniBand from QLogic, it's moving to take a place in InfiniBand, too.

F5 Networks Powers Ahead

Revenues continue to grow at F5, as CEO maps out product plans for 2012. For the quarter, F5 reported Net Revenue of $322.4 million which is a 19.9 percent year-over year gain. Net income was reported at $66.5 million which is a gain over the $55.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

Cisco Hits UCS Milestone

After just two and a half years, Cisco's data center server is now generating over $1 billion a year. They now have 10,000 customers generating an annual run rate of $1.1 billion in revenues. On top of that, Cisco has gone from zero to holding down the No. 3 spot globally, ahead of Dell but behind HP and IBM.

Internet Society Pushes for More IPv6

IPv4 addresses are all gone now, right? So why haven't more orgs moved to IPv6? Internet Society now has a plan to help make that happen.

Data Center Equipment Market Growing

Infonetics Research report puts F5 ahead of HP for the No.2 spot, but there is a catch.

Internet Opens Up to All Names

A historical day dawns as the formal process that will expand the number of top level domains available on the Internet begins.

Rackspace Open Sources Dreadnot for Data Center Software Deployment

New open source tool was developed in support of Rackspace's always-on data center monitoring efforts.

AT&T Jumps Into OpenStack Cloud

AT&T backs open source cloud platform.

Mellanox Accelerates Low-Latency Networking

Networking vendor Mellanox is raising the bar on data center performance by lowering network latency for applications.

220 Million Domains and Counting

There is continued demand for .com and .net top level domains as the market for generic top level domains is about to break wide open.

Check Point Brings Network Security to the Cloud

Now you can apply the same network security policies to the Amazon Cloud that you use on premise.

Cisco Pulls Plug on Umi

Another Cisco consumer product meets its end.

HP Networking Set on 2012 Market Leadership

With the integration of 3Com now complete, HP is gearing up for a big year by taking on rival Cisco.

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