Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

Interop News: Marvell Launches New Packet Processors

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At Interop 2014 this week in Las Vegas Marvell launches a new series of Prestera DX packet processors, NETGEAR builds Broadcom StrataConnect SoC into its ProSAFE gigabit smart switch solutions, and Alcatel-Lucent enhances its Unified Access wired and wireless portfolio. Read More

Intel Commits $100 Million to Developing Smart Devices in China

The low-power, small-core Intel Quark processor is designed for emerging applications in rapidly growing Internet of Things. (Photo: Intel)

At the Intel Developer Forum in China Tuesday CEO Brian Krzanich outlined a Smart Device Innovation Center in Shenzhen and a $100 million investment fund to accelerate innovation of smart devices, including tablets, smart phones, PCs, 2in1s, wearables, the Internet of Things, and other related technologies in China. Read More

Industry Vendors Form CLR4 100G Alliance for 100G Optics Specification

Intel, Arista Networks and many other key industry vendors announced the creation of the 100G CLR4 Alliance, whose goal is establishing a new, open, multi-vendor 100G optics specification. The alliance brings together end customers, system companies and optical companies, and focuses on the market requirements of large data center customers. Read More

HP Boosts SDN-Enabled Unified Networking Portfolio

The new HP 870 Unified Wired-WLAN Appliance. (Image: HP)

At Interop Las Vegas this week Hewlett Packard (HPQ) announced new networking solutions designed to support mobility initiatives for businesses of all sizes. The new cloud-managed, software-defined networking (SDN)-enabled unified wired and wireless network solutions will help customers to increase the agility of their network while simplifying its management. Read More