Take a Network Break! Spring is in the air, and the delicate shoots of virtual donuts are sprouting from the fecund earth. Thanks for joining us for our weekly analysis of tech news. We’ve got stories on Extreme’s acquisition of parts of Brocade’s data center assets, VMware’s decision to step away from third-party virtual switches, and much more.
You’ll find links to all the stories we cover below, as well as details on our sponsors. And stay tuned for a brand new Coffee Talk segment coming up right after the news.
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Coffee Talk: ThousandEyes
Stay tuned for a sponsored Coffee Talk conversation with ThousandEyes. We discuss the challenges of monitoring Internet performance in China, which is complicated by the Great Firewall and a handful of tightly controlled ISPs. Our guests are Nick Kephart, Sr. Director of Product Marketing; and Young Xu, Product Marketing and Data Analyst, at ThousandEyes. And get more details at the ThousandEyes blog and these posts from Young:
Deconstructing the Great Firewall of China – Young Xu
Monitoring DNS in China – Young Xu
Benchmarking Network Performance in China – Young Xu
Extreme Networks To Acquire Brocade’s Data Center Networking Business – Extreme Networks
Extreme To Buy Brocade’s Data Center Assets For $55 Million – Packet Pushers
F5 to buy Brocade’s virtual ADC business? – Network World
VMware Kills Off Third-Party vSwitches – Packet Pushers
Software is Eating the Network: Going Native on Network Virtualization – The Network Virtualization Blog – VMware
Cisco Moving to Break Apart Networking Software from Hardware – The Information (Registration required)