by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces New SAN Technology Innovations

Today Cisco announced new Storage Area Networking (SAN) Technology innovations. The new innovations focus on getting storage networking ready for 64G, analytics for SAN NVMe/FC, and new DevOps innovations. These new innovations are aimed at protecting organizations investment in next generation SAN giving them more bandwidth and visibility. 

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Expands Its Telco & Edge Cloud Portfolio

Today at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, VMware Inc. announced that is has expanded its Telco and Edge Cloud portfolio. The new portfolio is stated to drive real-time intelligence for telco networks, as well as improved automation and security for telco, Edge and IoT applications. Another reasons for the new portfolio is for VMware to give communications service providers (CSPs) the ability to more efficiently deploy and monetize their 4G and 5G network investments. 

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by Michael Rink

Dell EMC & VMware Announce SmartFabric Director

Today, at VMworld 2019, Dell EMC and VMware announced SmartFabric Director. Dell EMC SmartFabric Director is intended to streamline the creation of an open network fabric based on Dell EMC PowerSwitch Series switches.

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by Michael Rink

VMware Re-Introduces NSX Advanced Load Balancer

Today, at VMworld 2019, VMware introduced NSX Advanced Load Balancer and announced NSX Intelligence along with other NSX enhancements. NSX Advanced Load Balancer is a distributed application delivery controller. NSX Intelligence is a security analytics engine for VMware's NSX-T platform. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Announces ConnectX-6 Dx & BlueField-2 SmartNICs & IPU Solutions

Today at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, Mellanox Technologies Ltd. introduced next-generation cloud SmartNICs and I/O Processing Unit (IPU) solutions with ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2. Mellanox claims the new SmartNICs and IPU solutions are able to deliver unprecedented data center security, performance and efficiency at massive scale, for any workload. Mellanox will be showcasing its technology at VMworld 2019 at their booth, #1463. 

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by Blaise Robitaille

How To: Affordable 10Gb Ethernet

Whether you are a homelabber, home office power user or you want to bring your small/remote office up to snuff and share files at the speed of that SSD that you convinced your boss that you needed, now is the time to embrace 10GbE. Internet speed is getting faster and faster and we are working with exponentially more data daily. Providers around the country are scrambling to roll out fiber to homes and businesses to compete not only on speed but price. Not everything is dependent on the speed of the internet connection. Having a solid network allows for you to share files and media with very little latency.

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by Michael Rink

Riverbed Announces SaaS & SD-WAN Enhancements

Today Riverbed announced the latest release of its Digital Performance Platform. This release delivers a service designed to boost the performance of SaaS (Software as a Service) applications they named “SaaS Accelerator.” At the same time, Riverbed also announced enhancements to enterprise SD-WAN and Digital Experience Management (DEM) solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC & Big Switch Deepen OEM Agreement

Ahead of Dell Technologies World 2019 next week, Big Switch Networks announced it has entering into an OEM agreement with Dell EMC. The two companies will be working together to design Dell Ready Stack solutions. Big Switch networks will be showcasing its portfolio of Cloud-First Networking solutions with Dell EMC open networking on the show floor at Dell Technologies World, booth 702.

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by Lyle Smith

Intel Releases Ethernet 800 Series NICs & Agilex FPGAs

Intel has introduced the new Agilex FPGAs designed to add agility, flexibility and massive bandwidth capabilities. With its high-performance compute build, Intel says these new FPGAs can excel in networking (5G, NFV terabyte OTN), edge and embedded (vision analytics, industry 4.0, smart cities/surveillance, radar and defense), Cloud (application, and network storage acceleration), and Enterprise (financial analytics, database acceleration, genomics) use cases.

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by Adam Armstrong

Marvell Prestera CX 8500 Switch Family Announced

Today Marvell announced its new Ethernet switch solution portfolio for edge and private data centers utilizing composable infrastructure, Marvell Prestera CX 8500 family. The new switch solutions range from 2 to 12.8Tbps and are designed with intelligence, edge computing and 5G applications in mind. Marvell will be showcasing this new solution as well as other solutions at the OCP U.S. Summit 2019 in San Jose, Calif. (booth A5) March 14-15, 2019.

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