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Why Gigamon Scares The Crap Out of Me

October 31, 2011
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I had the opportunity to visit with some of the Gigamon folks at their Milpitas, California, office last week as part of the Net Field Day 2 event and, frankly, what they showed us scared the shit out of me. Gigamon has a variety of products in their line-up. At the most basic is the […]

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Why Dell Buying Force 10 Is A Smart Move

July 21, 2011

As you’ve probably already heard, Dell has acquired Force 10 Networks. Personally, I think this was a pretty smart move. Dell’s core business has always been selling PCs and servers. In the last few years, they’ve acquired a number of companies (Compellent, EqualLogic, Scalent, who else?) in order to expand their product line. I’ve never […]

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China Telecom selects ASR9000, SINET4 picks Juniper

June 6, 2011

Sunday, China Telecom announced that it is deploying the Cisco ASR 9000 series in multiple regions of China to support its “triple play” strategy and meet the increasing demand of users for new services. Initially, the ASR 9000 routers will be deployed in China’s developed coastal regions, including Shanghai, Fujian, and Guangdong, to provide the […]

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Cisco Needs to Return to Core Business

June 5, 2011

At the peak of the “dot com” era, Cisco shares peaked at nearly 80. Less than four years ago, shares were at double the 16.01 they closed out at this past week. What’s changed, you might ask? Well, a lot. You might remember in early 2009 when Cisco announced that it would start selling computer […]

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HP Announces A10500 Switches, S6100N, IMC5

May 9, 2011

HP today gave us a preview of things to come at Interop Las Vegas 2011, announcing the FlexNetwork Architecture, the “industry’s only networking architecture converging the data center, campus, branch & cloud”. For more details on that, check out Mike Nielsen’s Tuesday afternoon session, “FlexNetwork Architecture”, or wait for the details from my fellow bloggers […]

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Cisco, HP Clash over Pricing

July 15, 2009

From eWeek’s article entitled “Cisco, HP Clash over Networking Equipment Pricing”: HP is looking to focus the debate around its networking equipment competition with Cisco around price. Since they can’t compete on quality, that only makes sense. Soderlund also said that HP ProCurve is looking to expand into the enterprise. HP ProCurve has a traditionally […]

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Giving Comodo another chance

September 10, 2007

I just attempted to renew a three-year-old SSL certificate that’s about to expire (read about my last experience). It’s “awaiting validation”, just like last time. We’ll see it how goes this time around. Hopefully, better, since I have another one to renew as well…

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SSL certificate validation at Comodo (an update)

June 23, 2007

Ten days ago, I wrote about my troubles with SSL Certificate Validation at Comodo. The next evening, I was notified of a comment posted by Rich Smith, Validation Manager at Comodo. Although the matter had been resolved by that point, Mr. Smith’s comment started an e-mail exchange between the two of us that has been […]

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SSL certificate validation at Comodo

June 13, 2007

We buy some of our SSL certificates for public-facing servers from Comodo. I wish we didn’t. Comodo has proven to be less than pleasurable to work with over the last 24 hours. Extremely. Okay, let’s rewind about 36 hours. One of our servers bit the dust. Dead. Completely. The hard drives (two of ‘em, in […]

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