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Switch licenses patents to Schneider Electric, ramps up legal efforts

Data centre solutions firm Switch has licensed patented technology to Schneider Electric, and has threatened legal action against unlicensed use. Switch claims to have led the way over the years in terms of data centre technology inventions, designed by founder and CEO Rob Roy. A declaration that it has 350 issued and pending patent claims… Read More

Cisco defends Smart Install protocol, which permits unauthenticated logins

When is remote, unauthenticated login not a vulnerability? When it’s a feature! Cisco has stated that the Smart Install protocol, which allows for remote, unauthenticated login to individual switches is actually a feature, rather than a vulnerability. Should an attacker use this feature to change the start-up config file on a switch running Cisco IOS… Read More

Cisco revises data centre certifications

Cisco has announced a significant update to its data center certification program. The CCNA, CCNP and CCIE training and testing have been completely revised to reflect sophisticated data center skills requirements. The company has also announced a new portfolio of data and analytics training and certification programs. The data center certification track has been completely… Read More

Facebook to mass-produce Backpack, its new second-gen modular data centre switch

Facebook has announced the release of its second generation modular switch platform (MSP), entitled Backpack. Not only is the technology to be integrated into the social network’s Open Compute Project, but Facebook has also ordered large enough numbers of the switch to accommodate the open market. Backpack is the successor to the 6-Pack MSP launched… Read More

Switch acquires Woerden data centre to expand eco-friendly offering

The Dutch Switch Datacenters has acquired a former ABN AMRO data centre in Woerden, Netherlands for an estimated €11mn. The entire facility which is based about 25 miles south of Amsterdam, is rented out by an undisclosed cloud vendor and comprises of two buildings, providing a total surface area of 134,550sq.ft. The newly purchased site will… Read More