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Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (23rd Feb – 22nd Mar, ’16)

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Welcome to monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases by the vendors in our industry over the last one month (23rd February to 22nd March, 2016).

#1. Cisco Introduces HyperFlex Systems & new Nexus Series Switches: Cisco has introduced HyperFlex Systems, that simplify policy based automation across network, compute and storage for the widest set of applications. Read more…

#2. Cisco completes the Aquisition of Jasper, a privately held company based in Santa Clara whose cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) service platform enables companies to launch, manage and monetize IoT services on a global scale. More…

#3. Cisco introduces DNA: Digital Network Architecture, an open, extensible and software-driven architecture for digital businesses that integrates virtualization, automation, analytics, cloud, and programmability. Read more…

#4. Brocade introduces G620, a Gen6 Fiber Channel switch for storage networking. It supports up to 100 million IOPS and includes four Q-Flex ports that can support 128 Gbps or can be split into four 32 Gbps links. The switch offers 24 to 64 ports for pay-as-you-grow flexibility in a 1 RU form factor. More…

#5. Aruba Networks introduces Aruba 330 Series Wave 2 Access Points and Aruba 3810 Series Switches. Read more…

#6. Avaya Introduces Zang, the Cloud communications and applications as a service platform that allows people to build custom communications-enabled apps. More…

#7. Barracuda Introduces Barracuda NextGen Firewall S-Series: This enables customers to connect thousands of machine endpoints such as ATM devices securely, enabling ‘Internet of Things’ applications and deployments. The Barracuda NextGen SC1 and SAC are immediately available. Read more… They have also introduced Barracuda Vulnerability Manager as a free update for customers with a valid Barracuda subscription. Read more…

#8. EMC delivers Re-Engineered VMAX All-Flash Storage for the Data Center: This all-flash data center storage array supports block, file, open systems and mainframe. More… EMC has also unveiled DSSD D5 Flash storage with 10M IOPS, ~100 microsecond latency, 100 GB/s bandwidth and 144 TBs of raw storage in five rack units. More…

#9. F5 Releases new 100 GbE VIPRION Blade with two 100 GbE ports and six 40 GbE ports to support Internet of Things and offer protection against Distributed Denial of Service attacks. Read more…

#10. Checkpoint unveils R80 Security Platform to enable enterprises to consolidate all aspects of their security. More…

#11. Huawei launches AgilePOL solution to promote Fiber to the Desk in the enterprise. Read more…

#12. ShoreTel Rolls Out ShoreTel Connect HYBRID sites that enables companies to mix and match Connect ONSITE and Connect Cloud services/applications across multiple locations. More…

#13. WatchGuard introduces Firebox M4600 & M5600 UTM appliances that provide flexible port modularity and redundant power supplies. Each appliance has two slots for expansion modules and options for 4 x 10 Gb fiber, 8 x 1 Gb copper, or 8 x 1 Gb fiber. Read more…

#14. Polycom introduces RealPresence Centro which keys on the instinctive human behavior to gather in a circle to work in a more natural way. More…

#15. A10 Networks announces the availability of Thunder Convergent Firewall built on A10’s ACOS Harmony platform that provides up to 220 Gbps throughput, up to 268 million concurrent connections, and up to 5 million connections per second in a one-unit rack appliance. Read more… A10 Networks has also introduced the Standalone Thunder SSL Insight line of products. Read more…

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