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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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by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Makes Security & Gaming Announcements At CES

Today at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, NETGEAR made several announcements aimed at end client users. The company announced a new security service that is aimed at protecting home WiFi and connected devices, NETGEAR Armor. NETGEAR also announced its new Nighthawk Pro Gaming line with a new router and switch designed specifically for gamers in mind. The company also announced that its Arlo Baby product will now work with Siri through Apple HomeKit.

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by Lyle Smith

Netgear Unveils New Smart Cloud and Mega-Gigabit Switches

NETGEAR is expanding its comprehensive and popular switch portfolio with the addition of new 28-port models to its Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches family and the industry’s first 5-speed Multi-Gigabit switching products. These products will be demonstrated at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

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by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Introduces Orbi Outdoor Satellite

In recent months we took a look at NETGEAR's Orbi WiFi system (we specifically looked at the pro version). In our review we found that deploying Orbi, along with one of its satellites, immediately corrected WiFi dead spots and gave a big performance boost throughout the home versus just near the wireless router. While the Orbi is a great device that can speed up users' wireless connections, the one thing that it lacked was reaching the connection outdoors for those that entertain outside. Today, NETGEAR is fixing that with the introduction of the Orbi Outdoor Satellite.

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by Adam Armstrong

Broadcom LPe32002 32Gb FC HBA Review

The Broadcom LPe32002 32Gb Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adaptor (HBA) is part of Broadcom’s Emulex Gen 6 FC HBAs. The entire Emulex Gen 6 line is designed to deliver maximum performance and low latency to networked storage systems utilizing high performance drives such as flash and NVMe. We will be looking specifically at the LPe32002, which, like the rest of the LPe32000 series, comes in single, dual or quad 32GFC optics.

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by Adam Armstrong

Avere Introduces Its Biggest FXT Edge Filer Yet

Today Avere Systems released its biggest FXT Edge Filer to date, the FXT 5850. The company states that its latest, and largest, FXT Edge Filer is aimed to speed time to market, produce higher quality output and modernize the IT infrastructure with both cloud and advanced networking technologies. The FXT 5850 has been designed specifically for high data-growth industries.

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by Lyle Smith

Netgear Insight Review

The NETGEAR Insight ecosystem was developed for organizations at the SMB/ROBO level to make discovering, configuring, monitoring and managing Wi-Fi access points, switches and storage devices much easier than before. This is a very important release from Netgear, as simple and efficient remote access to network devices is more important than ever. The new Insight solution certainly offers this type of functionality through its single-pane-of-glass view mobile app. With this simple yet intuitive interface, Insight users can connect to Netgear networking products for remote monitoring and management.

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