Ericsson buying Nortel switch unit

Nortel Networks Corp. announced Saturday Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson is buying the unit that includes Shasta and Passport switches for US$65 million.Stockholm-based Ericsson, which acquired Nortel’s carrier wireless unit last year, picked up the

Published on: September 27th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

Voltaire unveils 10 Gig Ethernet switch

 Voltaire Ltd. announced its Vantage 6048 Ethernet switch, designed for enterprise and service provider data centres running VMware Inc.’s virtual machine software. Scheduled to ship in October, the Chelmsford, Mass.-based Voltaire is selling the

Published on: September 1st, 2010 Greg Meckbach

The dance around 40G Ethernet for data centres

LAS VEGAS -- Notwithstanding an aggressive first strike by Extreme Networks Inc., switching vendors are largely mum on when and in what configurations they will ship 40G Ethernet products.Extreme announced and demonstrated four-port

Published on: April 30th, 2010 Jim Duffy

Alcatel hikes optical speed with less energy

Alcatel-Lucent will try to tackle the growing volume of traffic on carrier networks with an optical switch that can handle 4T bits per second (bps) while consuming less power per bit than today's

Published on: January 21st, 2010 Stephen Lawson

Arista adds Gigabit Ethernet switch to lineup

  Arista Networks, which has been selling 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches for just under two years, has expanded into the Gigabit Ethernet market.This week the company unvieled its model 7048 multi-layer switch with

Published on: December 3rd, 2009 Howard Solomon

HP puts the net pedal to the metal

Marius Haas is senior vice president and general manager of HP's ProCurve Networking business, which was recently aligned with the company's server, storage and services businesses under HP's Technology Solutions Group, creating an

Published on: October 22nd, 2009 John Dix

HP releases first BladeSwitches

  Hewlett-Packard has come out with the first a series of products that merge switching and server technologies.The ProCurve 6120 series BladeSwitches are designed for the company’s c-Class BladeSystem enclosures, blending HP’s ProCurve

Published on: October 3rd, 2009 Howard Solomon offers free access to is hoping to drive more interest from corporate developers and ISVs in its development platform by offering limited, no-cost access, the on-demand CRM (customer relationship management) vendor announced Monday. Free

Published on: June 14th, 2009 Chris Kanaracus

Adtran unveils Layer 3 switches

Adtran Inc. this week will fill out its switching portfolio with its first Layer 3 gigabit device. The NetVanta 1544 comes in three flavors: copper, Power over Ethernet and fiber. They are targeted

Published on: May 18th, 2009 Jim Duffy