by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

SonicWall SonicWave Wireless Security Series Review

At the end of September, SonicWall released several new security products including the recently reviewed SonicWall Network Security Appliance (NSA) 2650 firewall. As a complement to the core firewalls, SonicWall also updated its wireless access points. The new SonicWave family supports the 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standard, includes eight antennas, and features 4x4 MU-MIMO technology to deliver maximum Wi-Fi performance, range and reliability. When the SonicWave units are paired with a SonicWall firewall with 2.5Gb/s native ports, the combination creates an uncompromising solution that delivers fast connectivity that is fully secured from network-based threats.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Expands SN2000 Line With The Intro Of SN2010 DC Ethernet Switch

Today Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced the latest addition to its SN2000 line of Data Center Ethernet Switches, the SN2010. The SN2010 was designed with hyperconverged and storage infrastructures in mind. The new space efficient switch has 18 x 10GbE ports and four 100GbE ports. This port configuration makes it accessible for 10GbE-based implementations while also being attractive to organizations looking to migrate from 10GbE server connectivity to higher speed (40/50/100GbE) uplinks.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware To Acquire VeloCloud Networks

Today VMware Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VeloCloud Networks, Inc. The acquisition will strengthen VMware’s network virtualization platform, VMware NSX, while also expanding its networking portfolio to address end-to-end automation, application continuity, branch transformation and security from data center to cloud to edge. The acquisition will also put VMware on better footing as it helps its customers with their digital transformations, especially in regards to the software-defined future.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco & Virtual Instruments Join On Networking Innovations

Today Cisco announced it is working with Virtual Instruments new technology innovations for next-generation storage networking that aim to help customers better analyze SAN operational performance and move to cost effective 32Gbps solutions that grow as digital business expands. The companies will be combining Virtual Instruments App-centric Infrastructure Performance Management platform, VirtualWisdom, with several Cisco products for deep fibre channel (FC) SAN performance monitoring.

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by Adam Armstrong

SonicWall NSA 2650 Review

The SonicWall Network Security Appliance (NSA) 2650 (and the rest of the NSA line) provides threat prevention and security to mid-sized networks, branch offices, and distributed enterprises. Like the full NSA line, the 2650 leverages SonicWall’s patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) engine and the new SonicOS 6.5 operating system. The NSA 2650 has ample connectivity with 22 ports: one console and 1GbE management port, four 2.5GbE SFP ports, four 2.5GbE ports, and twelve 1GbE ports. The firewall also comes with room for expansion, consisting of an expansion module as well as a 16GB storage module with room for an optional power supply to add further redundancy.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Announces BlueField Software-Defined SmartNIC Adaptors

Today Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced the addition of the BlueField family of software-defined SmartNIC adapters to its portfolio. Designed for scale-out server and storage applications, these new adaptors bring new capabilities with their embedded ARM processor cores and accelerators. Based off of Mellanox’s BlueField SoC, the new SmartNIC adaptors are stated to have up to 200Gb/s of low-latency throughput.

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by Adam Armstrong

SonicWall Releases A Slew Of New Products

Today SonicWall announced several new products and services aimed at accelerating speed thresholds for its Automated Real-Time Breach Detection and Prevention Platform across wired, wireless and mobile networks. These new products and solutions include a new SonicOS (6.5) with over 50 new features, a new NSA 2650 firewall, new SonicWave 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points, a new SonicWall Cloud Analytics application, and a new Secure Mobile Access OS version 12.1.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Revamps Its SMB Flash Portfolio

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced new and enhanced storage offerings aimed at the SMB markets. These enhancements run across storage, server, and hyperconverged offerings. The offerings intend to bring cost-effective performance as well as secure infrastructure while increasing application performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Releases Insight Remote Management For Networking

Today NETGEAR Inc, announced its new remote management and monitoring solution, NETGEAR Insight. Insight offers a plug-and-play set up and management of NETGEAR Wi-Fi access points, switches and storage devices. All controlled through a free mobile App. The company is also introducing what it refers to as the industry’s first fully-integrated, cloud-manageable network switches for SMB, in its Smart Cloud Switches as well as managed Smart Cloud Wireless Access Points.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces 4Q17 & Fiscal Year Earnings

Today Cisco announced its fourth quarter and fiscal year earnings for 2017. The stock saw a sharp drop in after hours trading and is still running under where it was last quarter. While the overall numbers were better than expected, the company reported that sales were down year-over-year, which most likely started the selloff.

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