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Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (15 Jul – 11 Aug ’14)

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Welcome to Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news & product releases by the vendors in our industry, over the last one month (15th July – 11th August, 2014).

#1. Cisco Introduces two new SAN Switches: The Cisco MDS 9148S offers 16 Gbps dedicated Fiber Channel bandwidth per port & is available in a base configuration of 12-ports, expandable up to 48 ports. The Cisco MDS 9706 Director is a 9U Switch that provides up to 192 16 Gbps FC Ports or 10 Gbps FCoE ports. Read more…

#2. Motorola Solutions offers lower cost WLAN solutions for SMBs: These products come under the Motorola WiNG Express WLAN portfolio. Right now, there are two 802.11ac APs and four 802.11n APs in this solution, which, according to the company, are priced aggressively for the SMB market. Also, a single AP can manage up to 25 APs without requiring a dedicated Wireless Controller. More…

#3. Unify introduces OpenScape Business X1 Appliance: It’s a Unified Communication device for less than 30 UC clients in branches or SOHO environments. This solution offers a number of enterprise UC system features. Read more…

#4. Big Switch releases Big Cloud Fabric: The company says it’s a bare metal SDN switching fabric for data centers. More…

#5. Barracuda Networks launches Barracuda Backup 290: This comes with 1 TB of usable storage and can be either purchased as an appliance or Barracuda’s Backup-as-a-service plan. Read more…

#6. Arista Introduces Leaf Switch with 100 GbE uplinks: The Arista 7280E Series Fixed Leaf Switches are the latest introduction in their Spine-Leaf Switching series. More…

#7. Fortinet Introduces 1 Terabit per second UTM: The Forigate 5144C provides a throughput of more than 1 Terabit per second (according to the company) and supports 10 GbE, 40 GbE, 100 GbE connectivity options. Read more…

#8. Check Point introduces two new Security Gateways: Check Point 13800 Appliance provides up to 6.5 Gbps of IPS throughput; Check Point 21800 Appliance provides up to 7 Gbps of IPS throughput. These new firewalls target data centers. More…

#9. Gemalto to acquire Safenet: Gemalto, an identity and access management security solutions provider, will shortly acquire Safenet, the data protection and software monetization company. Read more…

#10. Citrix releases OpenVoice App: This app, available for Android and iPhone, enables users to schedule and participate in audio conferencing calls. More…

#11. A10 Networks introduces three new appliances for Security and Policy Enforcement: Named Thunder SPE Series, the Thunder CGN & CPS SPE appliances are available now. Thunder ADC SPE appliance will be available in August ’14. Read more…

#12. VidyoH20 for Google+ Hangouts will support Microsoft Lync from November: This is in addition to H.323/SIP voice and video conferencing support. More…

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