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Now Cisco can even network your building systems

The company’s Digital Building Switch series powers the lights and collects data from them The latest network hardware from Cisco Systems gives new meaning to the words “light switch.” The Catalyst Digital Building Series Switch is an Ethernet switch designed to link different kinds of building infrastructure over a network. It will be available worldwide in the second quarter. It uses Cisco’s enhanced version of PoE (Power over Ethernet) to run things like lights and cameras while collect...

Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners Bets On SD-WAN Future With Aryaka Investment

Global Software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) vendor Aryaka is announcing today that it has completed a $45 million Series D round of financing led by Third Point Ventures and Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP). DTCP is Deutsche Telekom ’s investment management group. With approximately $2 billion under management and advisory and a portfolio of over 70 companies, DTCP provides venture capital, private equity, and strategic advisory services to the technology, media and telecommun...

Biggest SD-WAN Trends for 2016

Nine of the biggest trends for the SD-WAN market for 2016 are:    The net neutrality debate doesn’t go away and, it won’t matter – The net neutrality fight was all over the news in 2015. 2016 won’t be any different. If you don’t know, the net neutrality fight is about whether companies or customers will be granted a faster lane for bandwidth hungry web-based services and applications. Until SD-WAN (a network overlay technology) showed up on the scene co...