Networking News: Extreme, CipherOptics, Molex

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Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s news from the networking sector:

CipherOptics Announces Completion of $21M Financing – CipherOptics, the leader in scalable network encryption, announced today that it has completed a $21 million financing in an over-subscribed round. Led by existing investor Adams Capital Management, the round included new investors Blue Heron Capital, Intuitive Venture Partners, Next Stage Capital, Kestrel Asset Management and other individuals joining Origin Partners and Axiom Venture Partners as investors. PRess release.

Molex Purchases Luxtera’s Silicon Photonics-based AOC Business – Molex Incorporated (MOLX), a global leader in the high speed interconnect marketplace, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Luxtera’s Active Optical Cable (AOC) business. Luxtera, the worldwide leader in Silicon CMOS Photonics, will transfer all aspects of its existing and future AOC business to Molex including current QSFP+ (Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable) 40Gbps Ethernet and InfiniBand products and customers. The acquisition immediately adds QSFP active optical cables to Molex’s portfolio of active optical connectivity products. Press release.

Extreme Networks Demonstrates Data Center Bridging – Extreme Networks, Inc., (EXTR) today announced product support for Data Center Bridging (DCB) protocols in multi-vendor environments. The company recently participated in the Enterprise iSCSI Interoperability Test Event, led by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). Press release.

Alacritech Unveils Network Acceleration Appliance – Today Alacritech unveils a Network Acceleration appliance that dramatically improves the performance of storage infrastructures while substantially mitigating Network Attached Storage (NAS) sprawl in today’s enterprise. The ANX 1500 represents the first NFS Acceleration appliance from Alacritech, which was established by Larry Boucher, a NAS pioneer, author of the SCSI standard and founder of both Adaptec and Auspex. Press release.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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.