Here’s a roundup of some of the news coming out of the 2012 Interop conference this week in Las Vegas:
JouleX introduces Energy Manager for data centers. JouleX introduced JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) for Data Centers, an energy-management solution engineered specifically to help data center operators optimize energy usage and drive energy efficiency. JEM for data centers measures dynamic energy consumption and utilization of any device attached to the network and extends its agentless technology to data center environments. It also enables sustainable procurement — providing the ability to compare actual energy consumption of similar replacement devices so companies can select the most energy-efficient devices and systems to refresh, as well as produce powerful, centralized enterprise sustainability reporting. "Many data center operators don't know how much power is used or where it's being used, in large part because they simply have not had the granular visibility into data center power and utilization," said Mark Davidson, sustainability officer, at JouleX. "JouleX Energy Manager for Data Centers combines active energy monitoring and dynamic energy measurement to provide unprecedented visibility into energy utilization and consumption—ultimately driving energy optimization. This type of energy intelligence allows us to revolutionize IT energy-efficiency in the data center."
Exinda selected by MLB Networks: WAN Optimization and performance solution provider Exinda announced that MLB Network (Major League Baseball) is using its WAN optimization solution to shape traffic, prioritize critical applications, and save its network infrastructure from reaching disastrous saturation levels. The Exinda solution is used by MLB Networks to control the traffic generated and consumed by around 1,000 media networks, partner organizations and other super-users throughout the regular season, over its dual 200 MB Circuits. After deployment and configuration, Exinda appliances provide complete traffic visibility and control with full reporting, enabling MLB Network to identify specific applications to prioritize or limit, by user, down to the nearest Kbps. "Previously we were seeing 98% utilization on our routers, which spelled potential problems with upcoming traffic peaks around the MLB First-Year Player Draft, All-Star Game and the World Series; maybe even traffic overloads bringing our firewalls down. It's pretty impressive what Exinda has been able to do for us to make those issues disappear," said MLB Network IT DirectorCindy Cortell. "With Exinda, we're now able to assure performance to key applications and systems."
Marvell and IP Infusion partner. Marvell (MRVL) announced a joint product offering with IP Infusion, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent network software for enhanced Ethernet and IP services. The joint solution will enable a new generation of software-defined networks (SDNs) designed to accelerate the innovation and evolution of private/public cloud and infrastructure applications. When coupled with the Marvell devices, IP Infusion's ZebOS Network Platform offers a powerful and synergistic solution, providing a new generation of products designed to enable cloud-based services. “We are thrilled to be working with IP Infusion. Marvell is creating an ecosystem designed to accelerate product development cycles and maximize revenue for our ODM/OEM partners and their end customers,” said Paul Valentine, vice president of marketing for the Cloud Services and Infrastructure (CSI) Business Unit of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “Marvell’s ARMADA XP, Prestera and Xelerated products are well suited for delivering on the compelling promise of SDNs.”