Bay Networks revival praised by ex-CEO House

Last week, a Nortel Networks Enterprise Data Solutions executive raised the idea of bringing back the Bay Networks brand if the unit is sold as part of the Nortel break-up, and that idea received a ringing endorsement from former Bay Networks CEO Dave House, the man chiefly responsible for selling Bay to Nortel. House, who left Nortel in 1999 and is now chairman of Brocade, said in a Network World story that he thinks the Bay name would still have some value, and that it might even be a better alternative now than a lingering Nortel affiliation. House recounted how Bay sought to partner with larger network equipment vendors and their carrier customers to battle Cisco Systems in the enterprise market, and how Nortel's acquisition might have beaten other Bay partners to the punch

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