by Adam Armstrong

Teradici Launches Its New Line of Alta PCoIP Zero Clients

Today Teradici announced the new expansion of the PCoIP Zero Client family with Alta PCoIP Zero Clients. The new Zero Clients build off of the success of Teradici’s Tera2 PCoIP Zero Clients (with over 3 million deployed globally). Ideally suited for virtual and cloud environments, the new Alta PCoIP Zero Clients include wireless form factors.

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by Adam Armstrong

SonicWall Launches Secure Mobile Access 1000 Series OS 12.0

Today SonicWall made its first product enhancement announcement since becoming independent from Dell. SonicWall is announcing its SMA 1000 Series OS 12.0 that will provide policy enforced secure access to authorized remote and mobile users for all data types across any device. The company states that the new OS should bring even greater security to a world where more users bring their own device into the picture.

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by Adam Armstrong

Facebook Introduces Its 2nd Generation Modular Switch, Backpack

Facebook has announced the release of its second generation modular switch, Backpack. Replacing the previous switch, 6-pack, the new switch, along with the Wedge 100, is designed to help Facebook reach its goal of 100G data center. Backpack’s specification has been submitted to the Open Compute Project for review.

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by Adam Armstrong

Facebook Announces GA Of Its Wedge 100 Network Switch

In March of this year, Facebook announced its Wedge 100 top of the rack (TOR) switch. At the time Facebook had opened up the design of the Wedge 100 to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Facebook is now announcing that the Wedge 100 specification has been accepted by the OCP and brings Facebook one step closer to its goal of 100G data center.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces New SAN Extension Using FCIP

Today Cisco announced its new SAN extension using Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP). This new SAN extension will help companies that need to scale over geographically dispersed datacenters, especially in the case where optical networks are cost prohibitive. Cisco states that its new SAN extension will help bring simplified data protection and business continuance strategies to organizations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox & Micron Set Record With 1.2Tb/s Storage Performance

Today Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced that it is able to deliver 1.2Tb/s data communication bandwidth on a high performance Windows Server 2016 storage solution. Mellanox states that this level of performance will be able to maximize cloud infrastructure performance at the lowest possible cost. This solution, with this level of performance, will eliminate traditional bottlenecks associated with software-defined data center deployments while running application extremely efficiently on Windows Server 2016.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Announces Driver Support For ConnectX-4 & RoCE For vSphere

Today at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced that it now has software driver support for ConnectX-4 Ethernet and RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) on VMware vSphere. According to Mellanox, this will be the first time that virtualized enterprise applications will be able to realize the same industry-leading performance and efficiency as non-virtualized environments. This new software delivers new capabilities including increased Ethernet network speeds at 25/50 and 100 Gb/s, virtualized application communication over RoCE, and advanced network virtualization and SDN (Software Defined Networking) acceleration support.

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by Adam Armstrong

Brocade Announces Updates To Its Analytics Monitoring Platform

Today Brocade announced several new features and capabilities to its Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform. Brocade states that the new capabilities will help provide organizations with end-to-end visibility and greater insight into application performance.  If organizations are facing network latency issues, they will be able to use the platform to help them pinpoint the root cause of the issues and resolve them faster.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Launches Integrated Networking Solutions That Accelerate NVMe Over Fabrics

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced its family of end-to-end networking solutions and software will accelerate connecting solid-state storage to the fabric. The family of products include the Mellanox ConnectX-4 adapterConnectX-5 adapter and BlueField family of programmable processors. This family will support smart offloads that connect SSDs directly to the network in the most efficient way possible, thus simplifying system design, which will reduce both power and storage system costs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Security Releases SonicOS 6.2.6

Today Dell Security announced that it has released the latest firmware update to its SonicWALL operating system, SonicOS 6.2.6. This latest update comes with a couple of new features including the industry’s first multi-engine sandbox that enables customers to block suspicious files until a verdict is reached, SonicWALL Capture. The new update also comes with a feature that enables companies to enforce protection and productivity policies, Content Filtering Service 4.0 that controls access to inappropriate or unproductive web content.

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