Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

Juniper's Revenue Declines in Q1

Juniper Networks reported first quarter fiscal 2012 earnings late Tuesday that exceeded its guidance but was a year over year decline. It is shipping new products in a bid to grow.

Dell Builds on Force10 for Virtual Networking

Dell is building out Force 10 with enhanced virtual networking capabilities and a new 40 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) blade switch. Dell is also fully embracing software defined networking (SDN) and the OpenFlow.

Vyatta vPlane Routes Virtual Traffic

How do you properly network virtual machine traffic? With a virtual forwarding plane, of course.

Cisco On Board with SDN, OpenFlow

Think that Cisco isn't directly involved in SDN today? Think again. The company sees SDN and the emerging OpenFlow protocol as a big opportunity but more work still needs to be done before it's ready for prime time.

F5 Revenues Continue to Grow

Networking vendor F5 is growing in part due to security wins against industry heavy weights Cisco, Juniper and  Check Point for the data center firewall capabilities inherent in its line of application delivery controllers.

Citrix Scales NetScaler to New Heights

New WAN optimization, application acceleration, firewall, and cloud technologies pushes the boundaries of appliance clustering.

Check Point Consolidates Security OSes

Firewall pioneer expands network security software offerings with cloud service, new software blades, a new bare-metal OS, Threat Cloud, a cloud based threat detection service.

The Big Switch to OpenFlow

The leader of the Stanford University team that built OpenFlow explains why open source matters for networking and how OpenFlow is the underpinnings of next wave in networking: software defined networking (SDN).

Cisco Updates Linux Powered Networking Gear

Switches, wireless access points running on Linux and a new cloud based monitoring service, OnPlus, debut for SMEs.

Network Instruments Bought by Thoma Bravo

No IPO here as network analysis firm is acquired by the same private equity firm that just bought Blue Coat and SonicWALL.

NGFW Vendor Palo Alto Going Public

Even as a Juniper law suit hangs over it, next generation firewall (NGFW) vendor Palo Alto is moving forward with its plans for a $175 million IPO.

F5 Accelerates Application Delivery with Viprion Refresh

F5's new Viprion 4480 replaces the top of the line 4400 and pushes the envelope with up to 320 Gbps of Layer 4 throughput and 80 Gbps of SSL.

Blue Coat PacketShaper Updated for IPv6 Visibility

IPv6 traffic is already on your network, whether you're aware of it or not is the question.

Dell Acquiring Thin Client Vendor Wyse

Networking, servers and storage will all benefit from thin client technology to as Dell works to deliver end-to-end computing fabric. Dell will benefit from service and added sales of its networking gear.

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