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Hardware vs. Software: The role of hardware in a software age

16 May 2016

In this software age, is there any role left for hardware? In our three-part guide, our experts' response is a resounding, "yes." It may feel like this is the era of Read More

Cisco layoffs a response to industry shift to software, cloud services

18 Aug 2016

The latest Cisco layoffs are a result of customers moving to networking software and the cloud instead of the company's proprietary hardware. Read More

Let's talk about IT infrastructure and emerging technologies

07 Apr 2017

Work closely with hardware specialists and engineers in the data center, as emerging compute, network and storage technologies have ramifications beyond the racks. Read More

Dell's new multigig campus switches built for wired, wireless LAN

13 Jan 2017

Dell is pitching the open networking features of its new campus switches. The hardware's ability to run any of several network operation systems is a market differentiator. Read More

BT picks Canonical Ubuntu to build 5G core

24 Jul 2019

Canonical will help BT and EE deliver new services to end-users more quickly Read More

How network standards and open source organizations differ

11 Sep 2019

Both open source and network standards organizations want to develop the next-generation network. Yet their methods differ, and they can benefit different types of organizations. Read More

Cisco software strategy worries network operators

27 Dec 2016

Cisco's push into SDN concerns network operators who see the Cisco software strategy as de-emphasizing traditional hardware. Read More

Pluribus Networks unveils edge router for service providers

06 Jun 2019

Pluribus Networks has unveiled a gateway router for service providers that's a no-frills alternative to products from Cisco and Juniper Networks. Read More

Network hardware prices drop due to increased vendor competition

27 Sep 2011

Competition in the enterprise routing and switching market is intensifying, which is driving down network hardware prices. Read More

Quiz: Networking Hardware

06 Jul 2008

Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about networking hardware teminology. Read More