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Bi-Weekly Computer Networking/IT industry updates (03 Dec – 16 Dec, 2012)

Welcome to another edition of the bi-weekly computer networking/IT industry updates. Let us look at some news, product releases and articles from the industry/vendors over the last two weeks (03rd Dec to 16th Dec, 2012).

#1. Cisco launches new products for mid-sized companies: Cisco has recently launched a few products for the mid-sized/SMB segment. Those products include, ISA 500 Series Integrated Security Appliances, Multi-line DECT handsets, Cisco SPA500DS expansion module, RV215W Wireless-N VPN router, etc. Read more…

#2. Hp launches new business tablet – Elitebook Revolve: Hp launches a convertible-tablet (with keyboard) aimed at business users called, ‘Elitebook Revolve’. It is expected to be available to the general public by March 2013. Read more… This is in addition to the Hp Elitepad tablet for business, announced earlier, slated for Jan 2013 release.

#3. Aruba Networks launches 7200 Series Wireless Controllers: Aruba Networks has announced the launch of 7200 series Wireless LAN Controllers (Three models – 7210, 7220, 7240 are available now). According to Aruba Networks, their new controller series offers true insight and control into application performance, supports a better mobile device density and offers an 802.11ac-ready platform. Read more… 

#4. Ten factors to consider before migrating to the latest Windows OS: Quest Software (now a part of Dell) has come up with a set of ten rules that customers should keep in mind, before migrating to the latest version of Windows OS. Read more…

#5. Arista Networks introduces 7050T-36 10GBASE-T Switch: Arista Networks has announced that they are introducing a new switch, 7050T-36, for migrating 1GE server connections to 10GE connections using copper cables, in the data center. According to Arista, these switches are cost-effective and consume less power. Read more…

#6. Intel introduces 6-Watt server class processor: Intel has introduced the 6-Watt server class processor family – Intel Atom S1200 processor family for energy-efficient servers and storage/networking devices. According to Intel, these processors achieve server-class reliability, manageability and cost effectiveness. Read more…

#7. Huawei launches enterprise-grade 802.11ac Access Points: Huawei has launched enterprise-grade 802.11ac access points – AP7030DN-AC and AP7130DN-AC. Read more…

#8. Radware launches Smart Choice cloud partner program: The Smart Choice cloud partner program launched by Radware enables hosting companies and cloud service providers to sell Radware’s delivery & cloud products as services to their customers. Read more…

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