Alcatel-Lucent (ALU +4.9%) hopes to bolster its slumping enterprise hardware business this week...

|By:, SA News Editor

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU +4.9%) hopes to bolster its slumping enterprise hardware business this week by upgrading its high-end data center switches with new 10G and 40G Ethernet modules. Alcatel promotes its solutions as being especially cloud and virtualization-friendly: to help with the latter, the company is striking a partnership with #2 virtualization vendor Citrix Systems (CTXS).