by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces NSX 6.2

It’s been two years since VMware first introduced NSX, which enables the virtualization of existing network infrastructures. In that time they have been able to add over 700 customers, have over 100 production deployments, and trained over 3,500 people on NSX. At VMworld this year VMware announced the latest version of NSX, version 6.2.

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by Adam Armstrong

Netgear Releases New Cloud-Based IT Service Platform

Today Netgear Inc. announced the launch of its first secure, cloud-based IT service platform, Business Central. Business Central is a platform of various services that are aimed at providing small to medium businesses with a cost-effective way to establish, provision, and manage key IT networking services and network devices. The first service module being launched today is Business Central Wireless Manager. Business Central Wireless Manager enables organizations, Value-Added Resellers (VARs), and other Systems Integrators (SIs) to centrally manage an entire wireless network through the cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBTA Announces Its RoCE Initiative

Today the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) announced the launch of it RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) Initiative. This new initiative is aimed at creating an industry ecosystem to drive the adoption of RoCE. The initiative will provide RoCE education, reference solutions, and resources.

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by Adam Armstrong

Ethernet Alliance Continues Ethernet Advancement

The Ethernet Alliance released the details of its recent Ethernet Alliance-hosted IEEE 802.1 / IEEE 802.3 Joint Interim Meeting. This is the fourth annual session, and the alliance states that a remarkable amount of progress was made in the development of solutions to address different application spaces resulting from the growing diversification of Ethernet.

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by Adam Armstrong

Avago Ships Next-Gen Express Fabric Switch Technology

Today Avago Technologies announced full production of  its new PEX9700 series of third generation switches. Avago claims that this new switch technology will enable organizations to converge their servers, storage, and network devices through PCIe. The new PEX9700 series will have seven models ranging from 12-Lanes/5-Ports to 97-Lanes/25-Ports.

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by Adam Armstrong

Brocade Redefines Networking For IP Storage

Today Brocade announced the industry's first purpose-built storage connectivity portfolio for both data center and disaster recovery applications. Brocade claims this new portfolio will redefine networking for IP storage, helping enterprise IT teams manage growth, mitigate risk, and reduce costs. EMC will integrate this new technology into its Connectrix family of network switches and management software.

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by Lyle Smith

Netgear ProSAFE FVS336G VPN Firewall Review

The Netgear ProSAFE FVS336G is a VPN Firewall designed specifically for remote offices, branch offices, and telecommuters offering secure network access to headquarter locations. The FVS336G provides businesses with an extensive feature-set including Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), multiple VPN pass-throughs , Network Address Translation (NAT), AES, and 3DES Encryption, Denial of Service (DoS) protection and more. It also offers protection against DoS attacks and unwanted traffic as well as SYSLOG, and SNMP, which allow for detailed network monitoring.

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by Lyle Smith

Netgear WAC120 Wireless Access Point Review

The Netgear WAC120 Wireless Access Point is a dual band 802.11ac AP designed for home and small offices that demand both performance and cost effectiveness. It supports up to collective throughput of 1.2 Gbps (300 Mbps for 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps 802.11ac for 5 GHz) with the ability to operate in a standalone mode. Equipped with a user-friendly interface and a flexible desktop mounting stand, Netgear indicates that the WAC120 is built for easy setup, allowing users to simply connect to DSL gateway, routers, or cable modems. In addition, its Wireless Protected Setup (WPS) button gives clients an easy way for auto configuration.

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by Brian Beeler

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Netgear ProSAFE Chassis M6100 Switch Series Review

The Netgear ProSAFE Chassis M6100 Series is a series of switches that can be housed in a single 4U chassis (3U for switches, 1U for redundant power supplies). The Chassis M6100 Series delivers L2/L3/L4 and IPv4/IPv6 rich services (no license required) and 1G/10G mixed infrastructures in server rooms. The M6100 is aimed at campuses SMBs that want to deploy from core to edge, but don’t want to exhaust their IT budget in the process. The Netgear ProSAFE Chassis M6100 Series is a high performing, highly resilient, fully redundant, and “future proof” switch series. The entire feature set including datacenter (DCBX, PFC, ETS, FIP Snooping) and advanced IPv6 L3 routing (OSPF, PBR, BGP) is available without license.

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