Brocade deepens IBM ties, steps up attack on Cisco

(AP) -- Brocade Communications Systems Inc. is deepening its ties with a powerful ally, IBM Corp., forging a new distribution deal for Internet routers and switches at a time when bigger rival Cisco Systems Inc. is straining ...

Cisco announces its first servers, riling rivals

(AP) -- Cisco Systems Inc. wants a bigger chunk of the corporate computing market, and plans to start selling servers in competition with old partners like Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM Corp.