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.

Mellanox To Acquire Kotura in Photonics Deal

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Mellanox (MLNX) hopes to enhance its competiveness and its position as a leading provider of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions in a $87 million acquisition of Kotura, who develops advanced silicon photonics optical interconnect technology. Read More

Level 3 Announces Carrier Cloud Voice Solution

Numerous connectivity service providers had trouble maintaining services when global BGP routing table reached a critical threshold. (Photo by ServerCentral)

Data center network news this week comes from Level 3 with a new carrier cloud voice solution, the introduction of the Juniper JunosV Contrail family of products, and Infinera’s DTN-X solution being selected to upgrade BICS Pan-European network. Read More

HP Unveils New Storage System and Partner Program

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News this week comes from Hewlett Packard with a new storage system aimed at small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and government agencies, the availability of the StorageQuest Flash Storage Appliance, and NASA selecting the IceWeb IceBOX cloud collaboration platform. Read More

NEC Launches SDN Application Center

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NEC Corp. unveiled its SDN Application Center, which includes SDN solutions built upon customers’ chief network concerns. NEC will provide APIs to help organizations proactively and automatically manage, secure and optimize their networks through their SDN solutions. Read More