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Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Sept 03 – 16, ’13)

Hello people,

Welcome to yet another edition of bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. Let us see what the vendors in our industry are up to, over the last two weeks (Sept 03 – 16, 2013).

#1. Cisco announces Intent to Acquire WHIPTAIL: Cisco has announced intent to acquire WHIPTAIL, a company manufacturing scalable solid-state memory systems, to complement its Unified Computing System Strategy. SSDs seem to be picking up momentum pretty quickly! Read more…

#2. Juniper Networks Launches Contrail & Introduces OpenContrail: Juniper Networks has launched its network virtualization and intelligence solution for Software Defined Networks (SDN) – Juniper Networks Contrail. Read more… Juniper Networks has also made the source-code of Contrail available through an open-source license. OpenContrail is the name of its open-source project for SDNs. Read more…

#3. Extreme Networks to acquire Enterasys Networks: That’s the BIG NEWS for this edition – Extreme Networks will shortly acquire Enterasys Networks. Well, some industry consolidation happening there. Read more…

#4. Dell introduces SecurePod IP Video Surveillance system: In partnership with other vendors, Dell has introduced pre-configured and validated IP Video Surveillance system branded as ‘SecurePod’ & built on open-standards. Read more…

#5. Hp releases TippingPoint Next Gen Firewall Line of products: Among other features, these firewalls will provide application control and intrusion prevention. Read more…

#6. Barracuda Networks releases X100 & X101 Firewalls: Barracuda Networks has released these two firewall models, designed for small businesses. Read more…

#7. EMC announces the availability of ViPR Software Defined Storage Platform and more: EMC has announced a new storage architecture (ViPR) Software Defined Storage Platform enables customers to better automate their storage. Read more… EMC has also released many new products – details here and here.

#8. F5 Networks acquires Versafe: F5 Networks has acquired Versafe, based in Tel Aviv, Israel – the company provides anti-fraud, anti-phishing and anti-malware solutions. Read more…

#9. Digium now provides Cloud-based VOIP: Digium has acquired VocalCloud in order to provide Cloud-based VOIP service using its Switchvox platform. Read more…

#10. Lenovo offers two new servers for small business: Lenovo has released two new servers – TS140, TS440 (Tower factor, Intel Xeon E3 processor, Intel AMT 9.0) for small business. Read more…

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