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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

Riverbed Enhances Network Analysis Tools

Riverbed (RVBD) announced enhancements to its Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS) and Cascade solutions that provide advanced traffic analysis and reporting for the company’s WAN optimization solutions. Read More

Intel Offers Unified Networking Technology

The Intel 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller now offers support for Open FCoE for unified networking.

Intel (INTC) has introduced new 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters that enable all data center traffic to run over a single cable over Open FCoE, making it easier to consolidate servers and storage into a unified network infrastructure. Read More

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