Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (May 23 – Jun. 22, ’16)

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Welcome to another edition of monthly Computer Networking & IT Industry updates. In this post, you’ll find some interesting product releases and news from the vendors in our industry, over the last one month.

#1. Juniper Networks releases EX2300 & EX3400 series Access Switches for campus and branch networks. While 2300-series switches have 10 GbE uplinks, 3400-series switches have 40-GbE uplinks also. Read more…

#2. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise announces plans for tax-free Spin-off and Merger of Enterprise Services business with CSE. This consolidation is expected to create a pure-play IT Services company that will be worth $26 billion USD. More…

#3. Helwett Packard Enterprise announces High-Performance Computing Platform that includes the new HPE Core HPC Software Stack with HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility v8.0. Read more…

#4. Ruckus Wireless (now part of Brocade) introduces two new Wave2 Access Points: The Ruckus ZoneFlex T710 Access Point (outdoor) & Ruckus ZoneFlex R510 Access Point (indoor). More…

#5. Unify Introduces OpenScape Desk Phone CP Family with bluetooth, NFC and collaboration software integration, among others. Read more…

#6. Avaya introduces Avaya Network Operating System Software available on industry standard hardware for specialized solution providers. The company is offering it through a new disaggregation model that includes pre-integrated fully supported networking software for private label distribution. More… The company has also introduced Avaya Workforce Optimization Select software that provides wide range of insights into customer experience in a contact center. More…

#7. Dell announces new Dell High Performance Computing systems for life sciences, manufacturing, research among other sectors. The company has launched the new Dell PowerEdge C6320p Server, which will be available in the second-half of 2016. Read more…

#8. Arista Networks announces 7280R Series Universal Leaf Switches, which deliver a 10/25/40/50/100 GbE solution in 1 RU & 2 RU form factors. More…

#9. Symantec to Acquire Blue Coat for $4.65 billion USD in cash. Read more…

#10. EMC announces the availability of UniK, an open source orchestration tool for developers designed to bring unikernel functionality to application platforms. More…

#11. EMC announces libStorage, an open source storage provisioning framework for container platforms. Read more… EMC releases RackHD Machine Driver, a new integration for provisioning and managing Docker hosts through RackHD. This enables one to deploy Docker Engine and Swarm directly on bare-metal servers. Read more…

#12. F5 introduces F5 DDoS Hybrid Defender to provide DDoS defence and on-demand cloud-based scrubbing in a hybrid model. More…

#13. Fortinet announces Acquisition of AccelOps, a network security monitoring and analytics solution provider. Read more…

#14. Symantec launches Symantec Anomaly Detection for Automotive to prevent zero-day attacks and other threats for modern connected vehicles. More…

#15. Check Point introduces 770 & 790 Security Appliances to protect small businesses. They provide up to 4 Gbps of firewall throughput and 330 Mbps when all threat prevention functions are activated. Read more…

#16. Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn. More…

#17. Google Springboard (for enterprise search) & Google Sites (internal enterprise websites) to be available for Google Apps for Work customers shortly. If you are impatient, you can apply for their early adopter program now. Read more… Also, Google will support Android apps on Chromebooks shortly. Read more…

#18. WatchGuard Acquires Hexis HawkEye G, a threat detection and response technology, from Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc. More…

#19. VMware unveils VMware TrustPoint, a new endpoint security solution powered by Tanium. Read more…

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