Network Communications News (NCN) May 2017 - Page 41

ESSENTIAL SELECTION AccelStor debuts NeoSapphire series AccelStor says its new generation NeoSapphire all-flash array features an ability to scale up that represents a major architectural leap forwards in the series. Together with FlexiRemap software advancements, the company says this model delivers workload-optimised performance, high availability, and scalability for critical applications. This new model comes with a 645Tb capacity under a shared-nothing architecture consisting of two complete nodes, which the company says is a far better design than dual controllers with a shared data pool. David Kuo, AccelStor’s vice president, says this model will drive new solutions for applications such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and FinTech. He said: ‘Today’s data explosion is driven by a growing number of end devices and richer data streams. Our NeoSapphire series provides superior performing flash arrays for SMEs, enterprises and data centres, and helps customers reduce risk, plan resources, and accelerate time to value for enterprise-scale Big Data deployments.’ For further information visit: www.accelstor.com Extreme Networks unveils Ethernet switching platforms to support multi-rate high performance enterprise switched networks Extreme Networks has announced the launch of new Ethernet switching platforms designed to enhance the value and to increase the flexible operations of customers’ enterprise networks. The ExtremeSwitching X870 Series offers customers high density 100gb fixed-form switches, suited for top-of-rack and leaf-spine architectures, while the new ExtremeSwitching X620-16p and X460-G2 Ethernet multi-rate switches integrate the latest IEEE 802.3bz and NBASE-T Alliance multi-rate Ethernet standards to support 1GB, 2.5GB and 5GB data rates. Extreme Networks says that more than ever, customers are demanding flexibility from their switch solutions. In the network core, they want support for 10, 25, 40, 50 or 100GB data rates, as well as flexible port licensing options that enable a seamless transition from 40GB to 100GB. Dan Dulac, vice president, product management and solution strategy at Extreme Networks, said: ‘At the edge, they want 1, 2.5 and 5GB data rates for maximum flexibility and to future-proof their network. ‘The introduction of Extreme’s X870 Series, along with the X620-16p and X460-G2, further underscore Extreme’s goal to provide customers with software driven networking solutions that address the full range of the enterprise edge-to-core infrastructure.’ For further information visit: www.extremenetworks.com Anritsu’s new multi-rate module for testing to 100G Anritsu Corporation has released a 100G multi-rate module for its Network Master Pro MT1000A, an all-in-one tester supporting inter face rates from 10Mbps to 100Gbps, and technologies including Ethernet, Optical Transport Networks (OTN), SDH/ SONET, Fibre Channel, and CPRI/OBSAI. Integrating the new 100G module with existing OTDR and CPRI RF modules in the MT1000A main unit provides field engineers and technicians with a hand held solution covering all current testing needs for data centers, and core, metro, With the 100G Multi-rate Module installed, the Network Master Pro MT1000A supports more inter face standards than any other hand held transport tester on the market, Anritsu says. In addition, the 100G Multi-rate Module supports 25G Ethernet and 100G Ethernet and provides the largest depth of OTN mappings to client signals, including three levels of ODU Multi-Stage mappings. This comprehensive test capability allows engineers and technicians to keep pace with emerging networking requirements, the company says. For further information visit: www.anritsu.com May 2017 | 41