Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • November 25, 2009 25 Nov'09

    European performance buoys Blue Coat Q2

    Network application delivery specialist Blue Coat Systems has benefited from improving conditions in both Europe and the US recording sequential growth in its second quarter.

  • November 24, 2009 24 Nov'09

    Brocade full-year sales up on networking surge

    Brocade has wrapped up a transformative financial year with dip in net profit offsetting a surge in quarterly sales. Year-on-year, quarterly GAAP net profit at the storage and networking vendor slipped 6% to $33.6m (£20.32m) as sales rose 31% to ...

  • November 23, 2009 23 Nov'09

    Ciena picks up Nortel units

    Network infrastructure vendor Ciena has won the auction for Nortel's optical networking and carrier Ethernet business with a bid of $769m (£463m). Earlier on Monday competing bidder Nokia Siemens Networks pulled out of the auction, as reported...

  • November 20, 2009 20 Nov'09

    Meru picks Westcon for UK distie contract

    Wireless LAN hotshot Meru Networks has jumped into bed with Westcon to provide value-added distribution services in the UK. Meru, which works with Westcon in other theatres and also has relationships with Siracom and Sphinx in the UK, is giving ...

  • November 19, 2009 19 Nov'09

    EU blesses Avaya Nortel marriage

    Brussels has approved Avaya's billion dollar acquisition of Nortel's enterprise business, paving the way for the deal to close by Christmas.

  • November 18, 2009 18 Nov'09

    Digital Economy Bill outlined in Queen's speech

    The government has announced a Digital Economy Bill in the Queen's speech, as it steps up its war against illegal file sharers. The bill, which will support the Digital Britain report, proposes measures against file sharers.

  • November 18, 2009 18 Nov'09

    Renucci takes the helm of restructured KCOM business

    In the final stage of a lengthy restructuring process, KCOM Group has merged its managed comms services business, Affiniti, with its connectivity and hosting unit, Kingston Communications, with Affiniti boss Paul Renucci in overall control.

  • November 16, 2009 16 Nov'09

    Cisco finds more dough for Tandberg

    Cisco has upped its bid for Norwegian video-conferencing hotshot Tandberg, revaluing the firm at $3.4bn after shareholders turned their noses up at its previous offer.

  • November 11, 2009 11 Nov'09

    Expand expands distie community

    WAN optimisation hotshot Expand Networks has enticed recently-formed Cloud Distribution to join its distie line-up, along with European partner CDG and comms specialist Sematron.

  • November 11, 2009 11 Nov'09

    DNS and Magirus join Data Domain distie line-up

    EMC Data Domain is moving to a two tier supply chain starting with the appointment of DNS Arrow and Magirus in the UK but Avnet Technology Solutions is also expected to sign up.

  • November 11, 2009 11 Nov'09

    Tandberg shareholders snub takeover

    Cisco's whirlwind romance with Tandberg's shareholders in its $3bn acquisition of the Norwegian video hotshot is not going entirely to plan, the vendor has revealed.

  • November 10, 2009 10 Nov'09

    Five minute interview: Ian Cummins, Network Instruments

    Microscope puts its questions to Ian Cummins, vice-president of Network Instruments EMEA What is the best book you have ever read? J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. It's so good we even named our daughter from it. And before you get really worried...

  • November 06, 2009 06 Nov'09

    Nortel Enterprise channel on notice

    The Nortel enterprise channel is now officially living on borrowed time after Avaya announced that resellers selling Nortel gear will be inducted into its Avaya Connect channel from 1 March 2010.

  • November 06, 2009 06 Nov'09

    Tandberg shareholders call on Cisco to raise bid

    The war of words between Cisco's senior management and a group of Tandberg shareholders arguing over the value of the US vendor's proposed $3bn take-over of the Norwegian firm has entered a fresh phase.

  • November 05, 2009 05 Nov'09

    Avaya connects global partner community

    Avaya has launched afresh global channel programme - Connect - designed to streamline its existing channel structure and, it claims, drive profitability and growth for comms VARs and system integrators.