Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in September 2009
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Carrier Ethernet Market Booming
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
The market is being fueled by global service carriers struggling to meet the exploding demand for bandwidth while driving down prices.
Allot Launches NetEnforcer(R) AC-5000: 10 Gbps Performance in a Small Package
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
Performance and feature set for high-end enterprise as it moves towards 10 GE
OpTier Sets Standard For End User Experience Monitoring With New Product
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
OpTier Experience Manager is the first solution to combine data center and end user transaction visibility
Cisco Nexus 4000 Adds FCoE Momentum
Commentary  |  9/30/2009  | 
Cisco Outlines Data Center 3.0
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
Cisco took the time to reiterate its data center strategy and outlined its definition of unified fabric networking, which encompasses all of the common storage networking protocols. Cisco also announced the Nexus 4000 blade switch destined for traditional blade server partners.
HP Revamps Entry Level Ethernet Switch
Commentary  |  9/29/2009  | 
HP has made inroads in the small and medium business sector by delivering low cost, easy to maintain Ethernet switches. The company revamped one of its entry level lines, so it is more secure, simpler to deploy, and more energy efficient. The products may appeal to companies who need high speed connections but are not yet ready to embrace 10G Ethernet networking.
Carrier Ethernet Market Booming
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
The market is being fueled by global service carriers struggling to meet the exploding demand for bandwidth while driving down prices.
Rolling Review Kick-Off: Data-Loss Prevention
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
Vendors offer more options for protecting data throughout its travels. We'll put their claims to the test.
FCoE Becomes Just Another Protocol
Commentary  |  9/25/2009  | 
ESCO Announces Introduction of Wireless, Mesh-Based Wide Area Network
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
ESCO Technologies Inc. today announced that it has acquired a minority interest in Firetide Inc., a leading provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks, and through its Aclara RF Systems Inc. subsidiary, has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Firetide.
Gigamon Releases Citrus 1.1 to Support New GigaStream Trunking Solution
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
Latest Version Allows Users to Manage Multiple Chassis from a Single-Browser Based GUI
Nominum's Skye: Still A Service Provider Product
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
Nominum, which provides IP addressing services like DNS and DHCP to service providers, announced a cloud based DNS service called Skye. The only cloud aspect is the business model where customers a pay as you go based on query volume rather than on a fixed monthly fee. Skye may make sense if your company is running numerous external sites and you want a more robust DNS solution than you have now, but I don't see enterprise customers giving Skye serious thought for internal use.
Voltaire 40 Gigabit InfiniBand Blade Meets SSI Specification
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
Voltaire Ltd. has announced the industry's first Server System Infrastructure (SSI)-compliant InfiniBand switch for blade server systems. Available now, the Voltaire 40 Gb/s InfiniBand Blade Switch Module is the first InfiniBand blade switch to comply with SSI specifications. Dawning Information Industry Co. will demonstrate the Voltaire switch as part of its introduction of the new TC3600 Blade System, the first blade computing system to fully comply with SSI standards.
Citrix Delivers NetScaler VPX Virtual Appliance and Unveils Citrix Ready Open Networking Program
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
New Partner Program Establishes Networking Ecosystem to Bring Virtualized Web App Delivery to Cloud and Enterprise Datacenters
Cisco Putting Stamp On Smart Grid
Commentary  |  9/23/2009  | 
I confess I can't get much excited about either green or smart grid technology, but that doesn't mean that both aren't legitimate new beachheads in which -- to update Scott McNealy's famous aphorism -- the networking stuff will be the big deal. The whole deal, in fact.
Napatech Sets New Standards For Time Synchronization
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
Napatech today released new time synchronization features that will allow extremely accurate packet time stamping. This is important for measuring quality of service factors, such as latency, in packet networks.
Radware Discusses Next-Generation Data Center Strategies At Its Global Executive Exchange Forums
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
Executive Exchange forums present opportunities for partners and customers to jointly discuss 'Smart Choices' for data centers - from consolidation and SOA to virtualization, security, and cloud computing
Brocade Further Evolves Its Industry-Leading DCX Data Center Backbone Platform Through Advanced Functionality And Partner Support
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Continues to Extend Customer Choice with Modular and Fixed Solutions for Data Center-to-Data Center Connectivity and Server I/O Consolidation
Brocade Extends SAN Connections
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Brocade announced two new extension modules, the FX8-24 Extension Blade and FCoE 10-24 for its DCX and DCX-4s chassis and a new top of rack switch, the Brocade 7800.
Ixia Demonstrates Carrier Ethernet Testing Capabilities At Carrier Ethernet World Congress
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
NewIxNetwork 5.40 Powers the world's largest carrier Ethernet test event
Dell's Perot Bid A $3.9 Billion Gamble
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
PC and server maker faces numerous roadblocks--and wary customers--as it looks to become a player in the tech services market.
EMC Unveils Ionix Data Center Insight Laying Foundation For Unified It Configuration Visibility Across The Data Center
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Game-changing software helps customers migrate to fully federated configuration management systems as they accelerate their journey to the private cloud
Mellanox Introduces 40 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Mellanox has announced the new ConnectX-2 EN 40G, a single port 40GigE adapter for the PCIe 2.0 bus. The new card is intended to provide a link between high-performance servers, or between these servers and attached storage, that can take full advantage of the 40 gigabit PCIe 2.0 bus and the multi-core processors it supports.
GroundWork 6.0 Offers Color-Coded Systems View
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Open source management supplier GroundWork upgrades to Version 6.0 and offers combined view of systems' performance, availability.
Mellanox Releases World's First 40 Gigabit Ethernet Converged Network Adapter Card
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Mellanox extends its 40Gb/s technology leadership with breakthrough Ethernet connectivity solution for data center servers and storage systems
Akamai Introduces Managed Internet Service for Delivery of Virtualized Applications and Desktops
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Akamai IP Application Accelerator solution now enables cost-efficient, 'anywhere, anytime' access to virtual desktop infrastructure
Stratavia Awarded Two Patents for Innovative Data Center Automation Technology
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Patented Technology Enables Enterprises to Reduce Cost and Complexities in the Data Center via Automation of IT Industry Best Practices
Belden Expands Industrial Ethernet Cable Line With New Bonded-Pair, Shielded Category 6 and Category 5e Cables
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Belden, a world leader in the development of signal transmission solutions for the industrial, enterprise, building management, broadcast, and security markets, has added three new Bonded-Pair, shielded cables to its DataTuff family of Industrial Ethernet cables.
The Unreliability Of The Internet
Commentary  |  9/18/2009  | 
The Internet is fairly reliable, but network outages still occur. If they happen to your company, what is the cost to lost productivity?
FCoE vs. SSD
Commentary  |  9/18/2009  | 
HP Adds Blades To Network Platforms
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
HP has introduced new products as part of its HP BladeSystem architecture aimed at large enterprise installations. The new products include the HP ProCurve 6120 series and an expansion of the HP ProCurve 8200 and 5400 Ethernet switch portfolio. At the same time, HP announced a firmware upgrade to HP Virtual Connect that allows users to change bandwidth on the fly in response to varying application network requirements.
LayerX Punqs IT Search
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
IT management vendor LayerX has released a new free version of IT Search product, PUNQ (portable utility for network query), available for Windows, OSX and Linux. PUNQ serves as a common collection and query point for event logs from all of an enterprise's networked devices. The PUNQ product is a subset of LayerX's Arbitrator product, their full-featured unified management solution.devices. The punq product is a subset of layerX's Arbitrator product, their full-featured unified management solut
Alcatel-Lucent Transforms Core IP Networks Strained Broadband Internet And Multimedia Traffic
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
New converged IP Optical backbone solution provides key step in the development of the high leverage network -- helps slash transport costs and dramatically reduce operational complexity
QLogic Supplying HP 8 Gigabit Virtual Connect: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Commentary  |  9/16/2009  | 
The bad news is Brocade got the initial HP Virtual Connect 8 gigabit Fibre Channel design win almost a year ago and has been shipping modules since the end of April. Lucky for QLogic the majority of storage and SAN volume is still 4 gigabit so they have a chance to compete for the greater 8 gigabit volume that eventually will displace 4 gigabit completely. However they will compete for this business with a handful of field people surrounded by a massive installed base of Brocade switches and a
Alcatel-Lucent Launches IP Optical Backbone
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
The company's Converged Backbone Transformation is designed to trim transport costs, reduce operational capacity, and keep up with mounting demands on network transmission.
HP Strengthens Integrated Server and Switch Line
Commentary  |  9/16/2009  | 
The design of IT equipment is about to dramatically change. No longer will data center servers, network switches, and storage area networks be sold autonomously. Instead, the different devices will be consolidated into integrated devices, and HP has made it clear that it wants to be a player in this market.
Cisco's New NetSec Hotrods Run Linux Under The Hood
Commentary  |  9/16/2009  | 
Cisco is launching a major new push into the small-business network security market. And Linux lies at the heart of the company's strategy.
Citrix Adds Virtual Machine-based Delivery To Citrix XenApp
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
Now a single product delivers on-demand applications to any user in any location - streamed, shared or delivered from a VM
HP Expands Networking Portfolio
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
Converged blade and networking technologies increase virtualization performance and network flexibility
Dell Deal Shows Why Brocade is Strategic to Server OEMs
Commentary  |  9/15/2009  | 
Thanks to Cisco, fabric-based server and unified networking technologies have suddenly become strategic assets to server OEMs. But only two networking vendors possess a complete portfolio of products that OEMs can tap for the technologies - Cisco and Brocade. Given that server OEMs don't seem to want to partner with Cisco these days, Brocade is in a unique position to help multiple OEM customers deploy these technologies on a broad basis similar to what Dell is doing. I also believe product plan
Cisco Refreshes Its Small Business Pro Lineup
Commentary  |  9/15/2009  | 
As Cisco continues to evolve its efforts to reach small businesses, it's rolling out new security and collaboration technologies, including security appliances, routers, and VoIP phones.
Crossbeam And Sourcefire Deliver Industry-Leading Network IPS Performance At 40 Gbps Throughput
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
Third-party tests validate high performance of Crossbeam-Sourcefire solution even when under heavy attack and when combined with a firewall to provide multi-application security
Broadcom Sues Emulex for Patent Infringement
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
Broadcom Corporation, a global leader in wired and wireless communications, announced today that it has commenced litigation against Emulex Corporation for infringement of Broadcom patents related to networking and communications technologies.
Xirrus Introduces Advanced RF Security Manager (RSM) for 802.11n Networks
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
Intelligent Security at the Network Edge Minimizes Risk in Wi-Fi Networks
CA Acquires NetQoS For $200 Million
News  |  9/14/2009  | 
The cash-based purchase will give CA a stronger play for cloud management and application performance management business.
Avaya Wins Auction For Nortel. What's Next?
News  |  9/14/2009  | 
If you have been following the Nortel break-up, you know that Avaya won the stalking horse bid for Nortel. The final price is $900 million, a bit less than twice Avaya's initial bid of $475 million, and encompasses all of Nortel's Enterprise assets including unified communications, switching and routing and security product lines. The deal also includes approximately $15 million for employee retention. Nortel expects the court to approve the deal this week and close by the end of 2009, pending r
UL Warns of LAN Cable with Unauthorized UL Marks
News  |  9/14/2009  | 
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying retailers and distributors that the LAN cable, identified below, bears an unauthorized UL Mark for the United States.
CA To Acquire NetQoS, Inc. In $200 Million All-Cash Transaction
News  |  9/14/2009  | 
Deal will help enterprise it organizations and service providers optimize business and it service assurance, delivery, and quality of experience
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