Products of the Week

Our round-up of intriguing new products announced last week.

Products of the Week

Cool new announcements from AFORE Solutions, EMC, Texas Memory Systems, F5 Networks, Sun and others.

AFORE Solutions ASE 3300

Key features: This Ethernet-acceleration box also secures traffic to enable fast, safe cloud computing, live migration of virtual machines and data center-to-data center backup. Because the devices compress traffic as much as 10-1, they can reduce WAN bandwidth needs, reducing costs. More info .

EMC Configuration Analytics Manager (CAM)

Key features: CAM for Network and Server integrates and correlates the data sets from VoyenceControl, EMC's Network change, configuration, and compliance solution, and Server Configuration Manager. Configuration and changes over time can be analyzed to see how compliant the environment has been, and to measure business performance. More info .

Related story: EMC acquires network-configuration player

EMC Server Configuration Manager (SCM)

Key features: SCM shows in one view what systems are on a network: how many servers, how many desktops, what operating systems they are using (Win 2K vs XP vs Vista), and what the service pack levels are. More info .

Related story: Infra buy gets EMC into ITSM

Texas Memory Systems RamSan-5000

Key features: The first generally available flash memory-based solid state disk storage system to produce speeds of 1 million input/output operations per second, the drive can accelerate the most critical applications used by large enterprise, government, military and research organizations. The RamSan-5000 was created by combining 10 smaller systems. More info .

Related story: Texas Memory hits 1 million IOPS with ultra-fast flash storagee

Fujitsu and Sun Sparc Enterprise M3000

Key features: A new addition to the Sparc processor-based product line, this server offers "mainframe-class reliability" in a single CPU 2RU form factor, according to Sun. With an efficient design that saves space and energy, the server is "ideal for single-threaded back-office applications." More info .

F5 Networks Big-IP 6900

Key features: The Big-IP 6900 replaces two smaller models of Big-IP, supplying a maximum throughput that is faster than the previous models. While it costs more, it also includes more standard features than the earlier models including IPv6, rate shaping and Fast Cache, caching that reduces the number of requests servers have to deal with. More info here .

Related story: F5 pushing new Big-IP gear

Have you gotten an early look at any of these products? If so, let us know what you think .