It’s the acquisition that seems like it’ll never close. Slowly but surely Broadcom is getting closer to officially buying Brocade. The latest hurdle was regulatory. Broadcom and the Federal Trade Commission finally came to an agreement that would allow the federal agency to allow the deal to go through. The agreement settles the issue of Broadcom supplying chips to, and now competing with, Cisco after the acquisition.
Sadly, Gestalt IT can’t be on the ground to cover the announcements directly from Dell EMC World 2017. But when people like John Herbert are there, it’s just as good. He provides some great insight into how Dell EMC is finally differentiating their networking group from an afterthought to a viable option. John also gives a rundown of the updates to their switch lineup.
Intel isn’t known as a networking company, but they think they have a play in the network functions virtualization market. The round table discusses what future Intel has in the space, and how they compete with more historic players in the market.
Extreme Networks buys Brocade’s data center networking, Bedrock Data expands its Board of Directors, E-Discovery is a problem in IT, and Alliance Storage Technologies updates NETArchive.
In this iteration of Gestalt Networking News:
– Nyansa brings the power of comparison to network analytics
– a review of the Docker Networking Cookbook
– Arris gets Ruckus from Brocade so they can go to Broadcom (we’ll explain)
Plus a list of great reads from the community!
When Broadcom announced plans to acquire Brocade, it was contingent upon divestiture of the assets from Brocade’s recent acquisition of Ruckus Wireless. Arris’ name had been circling the rumor mill for a while as a possible suitor, so it’s not too surprising. I was a little interested to see the price. At $800 million, it seems like a pretty good deal for Arris.
By now, you’ve probably heard that Brocade was purchased by Broadcom (if you haven’t… I’m sorry to break it to you this way). But what you might not have heard is that Broadcom plans to sell off Brocade’s IP networking business. Drew Conry-Murray at Packet Pushers breaks down how this sale might go down. In […]
Ivan Pepelnjak of ipSpace.net comments: One of my readers has customers that already experienced performance challenges with Tomahawk-based data center switches. He sent me an email along these lines: My customers are concerned about buffer performance for packets that are 200 bytes and under. MORE IMPORTANTLY, a customer informed me that there were performance issues […]
Andrew von Nagy looks into a strange bug (?) in the Broadcom wireless chipset used by the popular Apple iPhone and iPad, along with many other portable devices. This issue threatens to lock out a network for no reason, a serious denial of service situation.
Just five days after HP announced it would acquire IBRIX, another scale-out NAS provider has been purchased. LSI announced today that it would acquire ONStor for $25 million in cash. The company sold a range of SAN and NAS storage systems, but was best-known for its Bobcat clustered NAS gateways.