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Alcatel-Lucent Unleashes 400 Gbps FP3 Chip

The Alcatel-Lucent FP3 Chip.

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) has announced a new network processor that delivers a four-fold increase in performance over the IP networks available today. By supporting 400 Gigabits-per-second transmission speeds, the new FP3 processor opens up new possibilities for bandwidth-intensive services. Read More

Startups Seeking to Shake Up Networking

Network Panelists Structure Conference 2011

Networking is ripe for innovation, according to a group of startups developing software to make the network easier to program and control. Much of the energy is focused on open source offerings like the OpenFlow protocol. Read More

Montgomery Westland Acquires Packet Beach

The Montgomery Westland Data Center, the ultra-secure data bunker near Houston, has acquired managed services provider Packet Beach, the company said today. Packet Beach focuses on cloud computing, virtualization and application development. Read More

Brocade Sharpens Focus on Service Providers

The new Brocade 100 GbE blades, which can be installed in the Brocade MLXe routers to build networks for service providers.

Brocade (BRCD) today announced a complete cloud networking solution for service providers, faster Fibre Channel storage networking gear, and new customers for its push into high-speed Ethernet. Brocade also announced support for the Open Stack cloud computing suite, as well as continuing support for the OpenFlow standard for open networking configuration. Read More

Tech Titans Back OpenFlow Networking Standard

The world’s largest data center operators are joining forces to back an open networking standard, a move they say will accelerate innovation and make it easier to manage their far-flung networks. Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Yahoo have teamed with telecom giants Verizon and Deutsche Telekom to form a foundation to back the OpenFlow standard. Read More

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