Products of the Week

Our round-up of intriguing new products from NetQoS, Nokia, Aerohive among others.

Products of the Week

Our round-up of intriguing new products from NetQoS, Nokia, Aerohive among others.

SolarFlare SFC9000 10GbE controllers

Key features: New set of 10 Gigabit Ethernet controllers are fully virtualized to support large numbers of virtual machines and virtual NICs, and include "the ability to provision and manage IP flows to ensure optimal application performance and network resource utilization," according to Solarflare. More info. .

Trend Micro's Web gateway security solution

Key features: Helps enterprises prioritize security and effectively manage employees' Internet use while also addressing zero-hour attacks through Web reputation. More info.

LogLogic's Security Change Manager

Key features: Appliance that automates manual process of designing and generating network security rule changes, using policy-based approach and drag-and-drop topology interface that automatically orders, optimizes and pushes the rules to the devices affected by the rule change. More info.

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NetQoS's Performance Center

Key features: Traffic analysis capability now supports NetFlow statistics exported from the Cisco Nexus 1000v and the VMware vSwitch to help network groups monitor how virtual application traffic is impacting network performance; and data retrieval features is able to gather device health information from the VMware vCenter API to export data such as the number of virtual machines running on a host, CPU utilization, disk usage and memory utilization. More info.

Related story: NetQoS updates network performance dashboard

vControl Multi-Hypervisor Management

Key features: Provides a browser-based interface that enables control of multiple platforms, allowing administrators to leverage easy-to-trigger workflows for task-based administration of virtual machines. More info.

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vOptimizer WasterFinder

Key features: Searches for over-allocated virtual storage and shows potential savings available from reclaiming that space. More info.

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vConverter SC

Key features: Enables rapid simultaneous conversions of single or multiple servers without disruption to the source system, and is able to migrate more servers per conversion window, which saves maintenance time. More info.

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Nokia Booklet 3G

Key features: Built-in 3G modem but only for data services; up to 12 hours of usage; Windows 7, with Internet Explorer 8; 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530; 1Gbyte DDR2 RAM; 120GB disk; 10.1-inch screen, 1280x720 resolution; 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi; hot-swappable SIM port; a bundle of Nokia Ovi services; 10.4x7.3x0.8 inches, weighing 2.76 pounds.

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Nokia N900

Key features: Touchscreen smartphone/communicator, running new version 5 of Nokia's Maemo Linux-based OS; 3.5-inch screen, 800x480 resolution; slide-out QWERTY keyboard; 600MHz ARM Cortex-AB; up to 256MB RAM, 768MB virtual memory; Mozilla-based browser with full Flash 9.4 and AJAX support; GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA 3G; Bluetooth 2.1 and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connectivity; up to 1+ days of active online use; 4.36x2.35x0.7 inches, 6.4 ounces. More info.

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Nokia N97

Key features: Somewhat smaller version of the N97 music smartphone, with integrated Facebook application, 4.4x2.1x0.55 inches, 4.86 ounces; 3.2-inch touch screen, 640x360 resolution; screen tilts with slide-out QWERTY keyboard; 8Gbytes RAM; 165GB microSD cardslot; HSDPA/EGSM cellular; 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0.

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Key features: Two new applications leveraging existing capabilities in HiveOS to ensure minimum Wi-Fi client throughput and performance. One lets you set service levels for groups of clients, with alerts triggered whenever they fall below that threshold. The second temporarily boosts their performance by granting them more airtime for transceiving. You access both applications via new windows for Aerohive’s HiveManager, a Wi-Fi network management program. Further pricing: free upgrade to Aerohive HiveOS software on Aerohive's Wi-Fi access. More info .

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