by Adam Armstrong

QLogic Introduces New Intelligent Ethernet Adapters

Today, at Mobile World Congress, QLogic Inc. introduces its new line of Ethernet controllers, the QLogic FastLinQ 45000 Series. This new series will enable 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100Gb Ethernet (100GbE)-based network connectivity on a single high-performance ASIC. QLogic states that their new FastLinQ 45000 Series is both highly flexible and extensible and are specifically designed to address the issues of telco, enterprise, managed service provider (MSP), cloud and storage markets.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Updates Its MDS Storage Network Portfolio

Today Cisco announced a few new Fiber Channel (FC) solutions for its MDS line. These new announcements include the MDS 9718, which Cisco is calling the industry’s highest port density Storage Area Networking Multi-layer Storage Director. Cisco is also announcing the new 40 Gigabit FCoE Line Card for Cisco MDS Storage Directors, Cisco Nexus 5672UP-16G Data Center Switch and Nexus 2348UPQ Fabric Extender, and the Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect 6300 Series and Fabric Extender 2304.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell SonicWALL TZ500 Firewall Review

The Dell SonicWALL TZ is an affordable, yet high-performing, line of enterprise-level firewalls designed for small and medium-sized businesses, remote and branch offices, and retail point-of-sale locations. SonicWALL TZ series offer these use cases an abundance of protection features as well as advanced security services that leverage on-box and cloud-based anti-malware, antispyware, intrusion prevention system, and URL filtering. Dell’s new line of firewalls are also specced to handle encrypted attacks as it is equipped with the processing punch needed to inspect encrypted SSL connections against the most recent threats. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Announces New Products & Collaborations To Help Build The 5G Foundation

Today Intel Corporation announced new products and new collaborations that are geared around dealing with the ever growing Internet Of Things (IoT) and its impact on telecommunications, cloud and data center services. This announcement includes an expansion of Intel’s Xeon processor D-1500 product family and new Intel Ethernet controllers. And the collaborations are with industry leaders such as América Móvil, Cisco, SK Telecom, Verizon, and Red Hat. This announcement comes on the heels of Intel’s announcement of a new IoT reference architecture last week.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Announces Several Changes Going Into 2016

Today Synology America Corp. announced that it will be making several changes in the coming year. The demands of both personal and professional technology are only going up and Synology is making changes to meet these demands. These changes include a new OS, DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0, new advanced NAS products, apps for wearable devices such as the Apple Watch, and Synology’s first router, the Synology RT1900ac.

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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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