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Nicira Targets the Virtual Data Center Network

This graphic provides an overview of how Nicira software creates a network virtualization layer to make it easier to manage virtual machines. (Source: Nicira)

Networking startup Nicira today unveiled its Network Virtualization Platform (NVP), along with an impressive lineup of companies using its product. Nicira was founded by key players in the development of the OpenFlow protocol for software-defined networking. Read More

Cisco Pumps Up Its Catalyst Switches

Cisco Systems says it has updated its Catalyst 6500 family of switches (shown above) for 40 GB Ethernet and 100 GB Ethernet. (Photo: Cisco)

Cisco (CSCO) announced it has updated its switching portfolio with 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) and 40 GE capabilities, the next speed limits for networking. These new capabilities provide a holistic architectural approach across campus, data center and service provider environments. Read More

Deeper Network Visibility With Riverbed Cascade 9.5

Riverbed (RVBD) introduced new capabilities to its Cascade application-aware network performance management (NPM) solution, which delivers visibility into virtualized data centers and those using load-balancing application delivery controllers (ADCs). Read More

ExtraHop Helps IT See Networks in Real-Time

Sample visual map of a network produced by ExtraHop Networks.

As today’s mission critical applications and information move over networks, it is increasingly important to IT shops to be able to see, predict and fix issues as they occur. ExtraHop Networks provides insight into your network, in real-time. Read More

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