Stories by Maxwell Cooter

HP ties up with Cisco over blades

Cisco Systems has teamed up with HP to integrate Cisco's network switch architecture into HP's blade system. The move follows a similar integration with IBM's eServer Blade Center product last year.

InfoVista to provide IP telephony management

Infovista has launched a product aimed at network managers looking to manage IP telephony. The company said that it was the only product that covered all aspects of managing such services.

New open source industry group opens its doors

A coalition of service providers claims it will shake up the open source market by offering an alternative to the larger vendors. It also aims to counter the claims made by Microsoft that open source is the more expensive option.

Converged networks on the rise

More than 80 percent of large organizations are implementing, or planning to implement some form of converged network.

Foundry fronts Cisco with cheaper router

Foundry Networks has launched an access router in a direct challenge to Cisco Systems, claiming it offers a cost-effective alternative to the networking giant. It is also hopping on the IPv6 bandwagon -- which, it says, is key to capturing new markets.

Get faster, cheaper and more secure VOIP

A faster, cheaper and more secure data and voice network may be the Holy Grail but according to a small U.K. company it can offer just that with what it says is a world first.

Cisco grants power over Ethernet

As a further indication of the acceptance of power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology, Cisco Systems Inc. has launched a range of Catalyst switches incorporating the recently ratified IEEE 802.3af standard.

Concord introduces VoIP management

Network management specialist, Concord, has released the latest version of its eHealth suite, containing a module to manage VoIP traffic. The company has worked with Cisco Systems Inc. to introduce management tools for CallManager, although the company will be introducing modules for Nortel Networks Corp. and Aveya PBXs in the new year. Version 5.6.5 has already been launched in the U.S. and is now being introduced to Europe.