by Michael Rink

VMware Announces Service Mesh

Today VMware announced a new service built on the foundation of the Istio Service Mesh, Vmware NSX Service Mesh. VMware is currently targetting a beta release early 2019 that will support only VMware Cloud PKS; with support for additional platforms rolling out later.

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by Michael Rink

Broadcom 1st To Ship 7th Gen Fibre Channel HBA

Today Broadcom announced the industry’s first family of Gen 7 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) designed for accelerating today’s mission-critical enterprise workloads and emerging mission-critical applications including artificial intelligence-based business analytics. The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) only announced the specifications for 7th generation fibre last month so this is quick work.

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by Michael Rink

SonicWall Updates for Enterprises

Today SonicWall announced updates targeted at their enterprise customers. The new updates include Zero-Touch Deployment and Secure SD-WAN (software-defined WAN) designed for distributed enterprises and organizations with hybrid cloud environments. The company also announced enhancements to the Capture Security Center as well as Hyper-V, Azure and AWS support for its virtual firewall series. 

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by Marshall Gunnell

Mellanox ConnectX-5 EN Dual-Port 100GbE DA/SFP NIC Review

The Mellanox ConnectX-5 EN is a dual port network interface card (NIC) designed to deliver extreme bandwidth at sub-600 nanosecond latency and a high message rate with its 100GbE transfer rate. With its advanced storage capabilities including NVMe-oF target offloads, this NIC is ideal for High Performance, Cloud, Data Analytics and Storage platforms.

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by Michael Rink

Netgear Releases Insight VPN Router

Netgear has released an Insight VPN Router (BR500). They are targeting this router and bundled VPN annual subscription at small and medium-sized businesses. The router is designed to interconnect up to 3 offices as if they were connected locally, regardless of their geographical location.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Delivers New Innovations To NSX At VMworld 2018

Today at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. announce that it has made several new innovations to its NSX networking and security portfolio. The innovations are designed to further the company’s strategy of enabling consistent, pervasive connectivity and intrinsic security for applications and data across any environment. The new features in NSX will help customers to build a secure software-based network for their multi-cloud environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Adds 2 New 52-Port Switches To Its Insight Cloud Managed Family

Today NETGEAR Inc. announced that it was expanding its Insight Cloud Managed Family with two new switches. Both of the new switches add more capacity for growing businesses by being 52-ports. The company also updated its Insight cloud management system with better functionality and PoE controls.

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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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