Take a Network Break! Hot on the heels of Arista’s 400G switch announcement, Cisco launches its own line of 400G switches: one line built around unnamed merchant silicon (though we have a good guess) and one line built around Cisco’s Cloud Scale ASIC.
IBM acquires Red Hat in a bid to stay relevant in the cloud, and Pica8 and Dell team up to offer britebox campus and branch switches.
A vulnerability in Cisco ASA and Firepower software is being exploited in the wild, Foxconn’s big promises for a Wisconsin manufacturing plant seem to be shrinking, and Yahoo agrees to a $50 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit related to its massive breaches in 2013 and 2014.
Extreme Networks and Arista Networks announce quarterly financials, and Google finds its business practices being challenged by employees who want to hold the company to its stated values of not being evil and doing the right thing.
Thanks to Brad Casemore, Research VP for Data Center Networks at IDC, for joining us as guest news analyst.
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IBM Acquiring RedHat–My Quick Take – The Diversity Blog
IBM’s Old Playbook – Stratechery
Arista Networks, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results – Arista Networks