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Extreme to Buy Brocade’s Data Center Network Business

Extreme Networks, a San Jose, California-based network technology vendor, has agreed to acquire Brocade’s data center networking business for $55 million after acquisition of the latter company by Broadcom closes.

IDC: SDN Set for Enterprise Boom

Software-defined networking (SDN) is set to begin a period of explosive growth in the next two years, culminating in a near-90 percent spike to more than $8 billion by 2018 from $960 million in 2014, according to a new report from researcher IDC.

Network Hardware Resale Extends Lineup to Servers, Storage

Used equipment reseller Network Hardware Resale (NHR) has branched out to offer new and previously owned servers and storage and associated component upgrades from manufacturers Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) , IBM (NYSE: IBM), Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), and Oracle’s (NASDAQ: ORCL) Sun division. The hardware is priced at 30 percent to 60 percent off OEM’s suggested list, […]

Networking Industry: Ripe for More Consolidation?

Dell is buying Force 10 Networks after allegedly passing on Brocade Communications Systems. And Cisco Systems is chopping 6,500 employees. Is the next round of networking industry consolidation under way? Hmmm… According to Bloomberg, Dell took a close look at Brocade before buying Force 10. Dell and Brocade both declined to comment to Bloomberg. But […]