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Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (June 17 – 30, ’14)

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Welcome to bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, let’s see some important news & product releases by the vendors in our industry, over the last two weeks (June 17 – 30, 2014).

#1. Cisco announces Intent to Acquire Tail-f systems: Tail-f is a Sweeden-based privately held Network Service Orchestration company. More…

#2. Extreme Networks announces SDN (Software Defined Networks) platform: This new platform is based on OpenDaylight controller. Read more…

#3. Motorola Solutions introduces AP 7502, AP 7522, AP 7532,  for Hospitality segment: These new small access points are 802.11ac compliant and target the hospitality segment. More…

#4. Dell introduces new SC 4000 enterprise storage arrays that support all-flash and hybrid array configurations. The company will also be introducing web-scale converged appliances, adding to its Software Defined Storage portfolio. Read more…

#5. Amazon Web Services introduces T2 instances for EC2: Amazon says that this instance type is designed to reduce costs for applications that do not require sustained CPU performance, but can burst to full-core performance. More… AWS has also introduced new SSD-backed option for Amazon Elastic Block Store. More…

#6. NetApp releases two new storage products: NetApp FAS8080 EX is the new high-end hybrid storage system; NetApp FAS 2500 is the new entry-level storage system. Read more…

#7. Axis Networks introduces new detachable cameras for installation in discreet locations like ATMs, etc. These cameras contain a main unit, and a detachable camera/imaging unit, which is little and hence be hidden from the view. More…

#8. Google Drive for Work now available: Google has introduced the cloud-storage platform for business users – Google Drive for Work. More… To see other enterprise-specific announcements during the recently concluded Google I/O conference, visit here.

#9. SolarWinds Acquires Pingdom: Through this acquisition, SolarWinds plans to provide cloud-based website and application performance monitoring solutions to customers. Read more…

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