by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Releases Unmanaged PoE Switches

NETGEAR Inc. has launched a new family of 16-port and 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switches with what it is calling the industry’s first flexible Power over Ethernet (PoE) integrated technology. This new family allows SMB and SOHOs to deploy denser PoE+ devices and high-power PoE+ devices. This would lead to lower costs and better energy efficiency.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces 3Q18 Earnings

Cisco Systems Inc. reported its third quarter earnings for its fiscal 2018 year for the period ended April 28, 2018. Overall the numbers were good, especially compared to last quarter’s. After hours trading saw a sharp drop in the stock before a rebound. 

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Unveils Virtual Cloud Network

Today at Dell Technologies World 2018, VMware Inc. announced what it is referring to, and hopes to be, the future of networking the Virtual Cloud Network. The Virtual Cloud Network takes VMware's NSX networking and security portfolio and expands it to encompass all ends of the software-defined network across a business' fabric.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Expands MDS Storage Networking Portfolio

Today Cisco announced that it was expanding its MDS Storage Networking Portfolio with the introduction of two new 32G MDS FC-NVMe switches, updates to the MDS Diagnostics Suite, and simplified SAN management through new DCNM 11.0 features. These new solutions are aimed at increasing storage network performance, visibility, and reducing costs. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Broadcom Announces New NVMe & Automation For Brocade Switches

Today Broadcom Limited announced new capabilities for NVMe and automation in its Brocade Gen 6 switch and port blade, Brocade G630 switch and Brocade FC32-64 port blade for the Brocade X6 director. The new high-density switches are purpose-built for flash storage. The company states that the switches can accelerate business operations, respond to dynamic demands, and eliminate complexity all the while increasing scalability, drive storage innovation, and simplifying operations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei Unveils New CloudCampus Solutions & Programmable Switches

Today at the Huawei Western Europe Partner Summit 2018, Huawei announced its Intent-Driven CloudCampus solution and new programmable switches for enterprise campus networks. This new Intent-Drive Network (IDN) architecture is said to help build future-proof wired and wireless networks that feature uncompromised user experience, automated service provisioning and Operations and Maintenance (O&M), and converged access. The company states the new new solution builds AI, Big Data, and Cloud into network architecture.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell EMC Networking Z9100-ON Z-Series Switch Review

The Dell EMC Networking Z9100-ON Z-Series switch is a 1U fixed, 10/25/40/50/100GbE network switch built for the highest performance in mind. To move this beyond a marketing term, the Z9100-ON powered SCinet, which is commonly referred to as the “World’s Fastest Network.” The Dell EMC Z9100-ON Z-Series switch, along with the Dell EMC Networking S4048 S-Series 10GbE Switch, are both part of the latest additions making up the networking refresh of the StorageReview Enterprise Test Lab. And again, our review here both looks at the Z9100-ON Z-Series switch, while at the same time gives the reader a look into why and how we are integrating the switch into our lab. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Announces New 25G Ethernet Technology

Today Super Micro Computer, Inc. announced new 25G Ethernet Networking technology that will help the industry that is rapidly transitioning to higher network speeds. Supermicro is announcing new NICs and top of the rack (ToR) switches as well as a new switch with its X11 SuperBlade. These new products help set companies up on the path to 100G.

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by Mark Kidd

Dell EMC Networking S4048 S-Series 10GbE Switch Review

Two of the latest additions to the StorageReview Enterprise Test Lab are a matched pair of Dell EMC S4048-ON switches. The S4048-ON is a 1U Open Networking switch that incorporates 48 dual-speed 1/10GbE SFP+ ports alongside 6 QSFP+ uplink ports at 40GbE. The switch also supports breakout cables on each of the QSFP+ ports, increaseing the available 10G connectivity to a total of 72 ports. This review serves as an introduction to Dell EMC's S-Series switches while providing a look at the way the S4048 is being incorporated into our lab.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP And Netgate Partner To Improve NAS Network Security

QNAP Systems and Netgate will be showcasing a joint solution at CES 2018 (QNAP Booth No. 40955) with the implementation of pfSense software on QNAP NAS devices. Coupled with QNAP’s participation in the CVE Numbering Authority (CNA) and support of McAfee Antivirus services, both organizations indicate that this will create a new comprehensive security and networking deployment.

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