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Content tagged with Networking posted in April 2010
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Sunrise Telecom Announces "One-Button" Testing For The Carrier Ethernet Global Interconnect
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
Sunrise Telecom Incorporated today announced the immediate availability of the STT Metro Carrier Ethernet verification platform, a complete field test platform addressing the service verification requirements for Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) External Network to Network Interfaces (ENNI).
Spirent Communications Validates Advanced Carrier Ethernet Interconnects Across Eight European Service Providers
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
SUNNYVALE, Calif. Spirent Communications, a global leader in test & measurement, today announced it exclusively powered the testing of the Carrier Ethernet Global Interconnect demonstration conducted by EANTC and co-organized by ancotel to validate Carrier Ethernet service interoperability across eight European service providers including Belgacom ICS, Equinix, Expereo International, Level3 Communications, P&TLuxembourg, Teragate, Tinet, and Ucomline. The demonstration will be featured during th
Blue Coat Leads Worldwide WAN Application Delivery Market In 2009
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
Blue Coat Systems, Inc. the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that IDC, a leading market research and advisory firm, has named Blue Coat as the worldwide market share leader in WAN Application Delivery for 20091. Blue Coat increased its market share to 28.7 percent in 2009, from 24.5 percent in 2008, on a 6.6 percent increase in revenue year over year. "With the rise of video and Web-based enterprise applications, it is clear that the market requires a solutio
Broadband Over Powerline Loses Support
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
BPL, once considered the solution for bringing broadband to rural areas, faces the loss of its showcase implementation in Manassas, Va.
Enterasys Improves Power And Capacity With New Stackables
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
Enterasys Networks has refreshed its line of B3 and C3 stackable switches to improve its Power over Ethernet and 10GbE options as well as its policy management software. The new lines of switches, dubbed B5 and C5, now support IEEE 802.3at compliant high-power PoE, providing up to 30 watts per port. This is particularly useful for supporting devices such as Pan/Tilt/Zoom IP surveillance cameras, IP videophones, third-party 802.11n access points and virtual desktops.
iSCSI Watch: EMC and Emulex Do 10Gb
Commentary  |  4/9/2010  | 
On April 8, Emulex announced that its OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapters for 10Gb iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) are now available through EMC Select for use across the Connectrix, CLARiiON, Celerra and Symmetrix product lines. What stood out to me was that this marks the first 10Gb iSCSI connectivity solution available through EMC Select. Emulex hit three birds with one stone by tapping into the fast growing markets for iSCSI storage and 10Gb Ethernet (GbE), and by se
Interop Data Center Chair Doug Washburn On Data Center Strategy
Commentary  |  4/9/2010  | 
It's no secret that the recession has had an impact on IT, but business demands march on. The longer IT projects are put on hold, the increase in that pent-up demand is going to force companies to move plans forward anyway, but with limited funds, says Doug Washburn, an analyst at Forrester Research and the chair of Interop's Data Center conference track. Whether you are consolidating data centers, building a private cloud, interested in cost savings and green IT or simply keeping current on new
NetEX HyperIP Accelerates Data Transfer
News  |  4/9/2010  | 
NetEX (Network Executive Software) has announced HyperIP, an appliance that allows organizations with data networks made up of Cisco devices to run wide-area network (WAN) optimization software without having to add third-party hardware to their networks. There is often resistance between network administrations who want to stay with an all-Cisco network and application owners accustomed to using WAN optimization products that require an additional, non-Cisco physical appliance, says Bob MacInty
Mindspeed Quadruples Core Switching Matrix Size By Introducing World's Largest Crosspoint Switch Device
News  |  4/8/2010  | 
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.(BUSINESS WIRE) Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, today announced the world's first 288x288 asynchronous non-blocking crosspoint switch. The M21170 switch provides an unprecedented 82,944 unique switching paths in a single, monolithic integrated circuit (IC), and will enable a new generation of significantly larger serial data switches such as those used by broadcast video and optical transpor
Crippled Shuttle Arrives At Space Station
News  |  4/7/2010  | 
Discovery makes clean rendezvous with ISS despite failure of key electronics system.
Cisco Updates Data Center 3.0: New Switches And Architecture
News  |  4/6/2010  | 
Cisco has announced new products for its Data Center 3.0 program. The new products and features continue to enhance Cisco UCS platform with new servers and an improved interconnect technology, FEX Link, that offers increased capacity and redundancy. Starting from scratch, as Cisco did with the UCS, they have a somewhat easier time than competitors Dell, HP and IBM do in building up their product portfolio, since they have no legacy products to support -- yet. But it does mean buying into the whi
Splunk 4.1 Adds Real-Time Log Management And Search
News  |  4/6/2010  | 
IT search and log management vendor Splunk has announced the addition of real-time search and analysis capabilities to its flagship product, Splunk 4.1. The latest addition gives administrators the chance to both respond to technical issues as they happen, as well as build an archive of searchable logs for trending purposes.
Discovery Rockets Toward Space Station
News  |  4/5/2010  | 
Space shuttle lights up the Florida sky in dawn launch from Kennedy Space Center.
Wages Freeze For IT In 2010
News  |  4/2/2010  | 
In 2010, for the first time in the last 11 years of InformationWeek's annual U.S. IT Salary Survey, the median raise for IT professionals is 0%, according to the 20,492 IT pros who responded between November and January. That flat pay holds true for IT managers and staffers, for both their base salaries and total compensation, which includes bonuses. It holds true for IT consultants and contractors, too. If stock options were the sign of the economic times at the start of the last decade, the sa
Abstracting Computing Resources Into Block
News  |  4/1/2010  | 
UCS (unified computing systems) came on the IT scene in 2009 as an alternate virtualization strategy and presented a viable option for the nearly 70 percent of data center hardware and software assets that were not yet virtualized. Cisco's UCS approach was a useful virtualization strategy for siloed enterprise applications designed to run on physical servers, but not in traditional virtualized environments. Cisco accepted the fact that these applications required their own hardware and offered a
IBM Power7 Servers Get 'Energy Star' Nod
News  |  4/1/2010  | 
Big Blue's new RISC systems meet government standards for power consumption and thermal output.
You Still Have Time To Catch Up With 10GbE
Commentary  |  4/1/2010  | 
We're all hurtling toward the next generation network in the next few years, and this is reflected in vendor marketing. But IT lives in the moment. Before we start looking to the future, let's spend a little time reviewing where we are. I took a quick sample of 109 analytics engagements over the past four months and decided to find out where those organizations are on this path to the future. Specifically, I wanted to see if the drive to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) is as pervasive as it would seem
New 10GbE Server Adapter Boosts Performance
News  |  4/1/2010  | 
Solarflare Communications has announced a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) dual-port server adapter that provides up to 40Gbps full-duplex aggregate bandwidth, as well as technology that reduces latency. The Solarstorm SFN5122F is targeted at data centers with high-density 10GbE switches and multi-core, multi-socket servers, says Mike Smith, vice president of product marketing for Solarflare. It lets network administrators define up to 2,048 virtual NIC instances, meaning that applications such as ho
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