NEC Goes GA On OpenFlow Switches
This week's 25th edition of Interop may be showcasing the emerging OpenFlow standard as one element of the future of networking, but for NEC, the future is right here, right now. The company is announcing the general availability of its IP8800/S3640 line of Ethernet switches that support the open standard, as well as standard Layer 2/3 communications protocols.
Intel/McAfee Unified Cloud Security Package Is First Post-Acquisition Offering
McAfee and Intel have launched their first major joint initiative, bringing together a broad set of cloud security capabilities that encompass McAfee email, web and data loss protection (DLP) security products and services, as well as Intel identity management tools. The McAfee Cloud Security Platform is touted as providing comprehensive data protection to and from the cloud regardless of from what (for example, corporate computer, tablet or personal smartphone), by whom and from where the data
SAS Storage In The Cloud
The latest incarnation of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) not only has tremendous performance, it also has some compelling networking capabilities.
NetScout Improves Network And Application Analysis And Monitoring
Building on the real-time data mining capabilities of the Adaptive Session Intelligence (ASI) technology that it announced in November of last year, NetScout Systems has rolled out nGenius Enterprise Intelligence. nGenius Enterprise Intelligence is the first module built on the ASI technology, which is intended to provide service-level analysis on an end-to-end session basis of network communication.
Gigamon Introduces New Data Access Switch For High-Density Uses
Gigamon, a maker of appliances that analyze packet flow on data networks, has introduced a new data access switch that intelligently directs specific types of data to the appropriate data analysis tool. The GigaVUE-HD8 will be demonstrated at the Interop technology conference that begins May 8 in Las Vegas.
Is The Wired Edge Dead? Meru Says Yes
As the WLAN industry continues to try to land body blows against the wired network edge, the message that "yes, you can go all wireless" continues to be reshaped and trotted out again and again. The more open-minded among us tend to cautiously buy into the notion of organizationally ditching the UTP in favor of high-performance wireless, while others can't quite bring themselves to drink the Kool-Aid yet. With Meru Networks' announcement of its Mobile Edge wireless platform, the "virtual cell"
Brocade Introduces Family Of 16Gbps Fibre Channel Products For Cloud Computing
Computer network equipment maker Brocade is introducing a first-to-market line of 16Gbps Fibre Channel switches and other equipment as it contends that Fibre Channel is going to be the dominant switching technology in cloud environments. The product announcements continue Brocade's strategy of developing Ethernet fabric networks for optimum performance, resiliency and efficiency. Brocade made the announcements at a Brocade Technology Day Summit Tuesday at its headquarters in San Jose, Calif.
Chinese Security Company NSFOCUS Enters North American Market
Chinese security company NSFOCUS is moving into the North American market, offering network intrusion prevention, Web application firewall and anti-denial of service (DoS) appliances, and a Web security service. NSFOCUS is adopting a channel-based strategy to sell into the small and midsize enterprise market, as well as to hosted service providers, including ISPs, managed security services providers and telcos (ILECs/CLECs).
Brocade Flexes Fabric Muscle At Technology Day Summit
Last June, the industry embraced the introduction of the Brocade One architecture, VCS technology and VDX switches--which for the first time brought to life a new fabric network design for flatter scale-out in virtualized clouds. At its Technology Day Summit in San Jose, Brocade presented its vision for the fabric industry, unveiled its next-generation fabric architecture called CloudPlex and announced the availability of several new products.
We Are IPv6 Ready!
I am happy to say that Network Computing is now IPv6 ready. That's a pretty neat leap for us, and when I get around to setting up a tunnel broker from my home office, I will be enjoying some IPv6 goodness. The neat thing about being IPv6 ready is that whether you are coming from an IPv4 or an IPv6 network (and, frankly, you won't know or care which), you will still get to the same place. Making Network Computing available via IPv6 means you will get to us no matter where you are. Congrats to our
Networking Struts IT's Stuff At Interop Las Vegas
Next week, the IT industry's largest and longest-running independent conference and trade show, Interop, will explore all things network-related. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Interop Las Vegas--which will be held May 8 to 12, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center--is expected to draw thousands of professionals and more than 350 exhibitors, and will feature extensive network-related education and training opportunities, says Lenny Heymann, Interop general manager. The event is produced by UB
Data Center Diversity Drives IT Agendas
For the final chapter in Network Computing's five-part examination of Cisco's role in-- and the implications for--changes transforming the data center, we take a closer look at these changes and what they may mean for the near future. The first key to understanding this brave new world is the private cloud and IT as a service, says analyst David Hill, principal, Mesabi Group.
Ohio Department Of Developmental Disabilities Taking Control Of Virtual Desktops
When it comes to IT, Ohio's Department of Developmental Disabilities (DoDD) wants innovation. So when the agency's IT manager went looking for a way to manage the new virtual desktop infrastructure, he looked for innovative solutions. "In our agency, we know we have to innovate. And one of the ways we work is we look for innovators in the industry," says Kipp Bertke, IT manager for the Ohio DoDD, which oversees a system of support services for 80,000 people with developmental disabilities.
Brocade Unveils 1st Fabric Adapter Technology
Analyst reports, press articles and the blogosphere are full of commentary about new fabric architectures from Brocade, Cisco and Juniper, that are designed for flatter scale-out in virtualized clouds, LAN/SAN convergence and 40/100Gbs performance. Brocade was the first to introduce this class of fabric with the unveiling of its Brocade One architecture, VCS technology and VDX switches in June of 2010. Cloud-optimized fabrics built with this class of technology connect virtual servers and their