Interop Launches: Avocent, 3tera, Apcon, Aten

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It’s been a busy week for new product announcements at the Interop show in Las Vegas. Here’s a roundup:

  • Avocent Corporation (AVCT) announced Avocent MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer, a software platform that integrates resource management (heat, cooling, power, and space) with asset management, providing a centralized automated view of these resources from a single location and with a single product. “It’s clear from talking to customers that the traditional domains of facilities and IT are merging,” said Avocent CEO, Michael Borman. “Companies want to view and manage their environment using one management tool. Avocent MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer accomplishes these goals, effectively eliminating the need for multiple point products currently available on the market.”
  • 3Tera, Inc., the leading innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, announce the introduction of the 3Tera AppStore, a  marketplace where enterprise users and software vendors can exchange cloud components on a pay-per-use basis. The AppStore catalog spans all types of datacenter infrastructure elements and complete applications, from networking components (such as load balancers, firewalls, routers, traffic managers, content switches), server components (such as Web servers, directory servers, databases, application servers) and storage solutions, as well as application software stacks, management and monitoring tools. ” We’ve been enabling Cloud Computing for the past three years,” said Barry Lynn , Chairman and CEO, 3Tera, Inc. “With the introduction of 3Tera’s AppStore, we’re enabling a community of software providers to make their products easily available in the Cloud and accessible on-demand.”

  • APCON unveiled an aggregation and filtering solution called Intellaflex, designed to work in conjunction with its Intellapatch Series 3000 switching chassis. “This combination of products has the potential to change the face of network monitoring for large enterprise infrastructures,” said Richard Rauch, president and CEO of APCON. “These options reflect what our enterprise customers need today – scalability, flexibility and security with a reasonable total cost of product ownership.”
  • ATEN Technology, Inc. announced a touch screen, dual-rail LCD KVM switch that offers secure access to up to 16 servers with support for either USB or PS/2 in a 1U rack configuration. The new touch screen model is ATEN’s latest addition to its broad lineup of rackmount LCD KVM solutions.  “Our new Touch Screen LCD KVM (KL3116T) is uniquely suited for server operations where administrators require quick configuration changes such as industrial, manufacturing and laboratory environments,” said John Owen, director of sales, ATEN Technology, Inc. “By integrating touch screen functionality into the LCD panel, users enjoy the convenience and productivity gains of managing servers with quick touch and tap commands instead of a mouse.”

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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