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Extreme Networks Introduces Open Fabric Data Center Architecture

May 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on Extreme Networks Introduces Open Fabric Data Center Architecture 

Webmaster ToolboxLAS VEGAS, NV – INTEROP – Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced the Extreme Networks Open Fabric data center solutions, a portfolio of Cloud-scale data center switches that allow organizations to more cost-effectively build highly scalable, mobile and virtualized networks featuring market leading performance, low latency and energy efficiency. Extreme Networks Open Fabric data center solutions leverage standards-based technologies preserving existing investments while bringing new innovations that drive Cloud-scale networks.

The Extreme Networks Open Fabric data center solution leverages the ExtremeXOS® operating system end-to-end and emphasizes wire-speed switching of Virtual Machines (VMs), intelligence to automate VM mobility through XNV, standards-based, non-blocking high density 10Gbs server connectivity and non-blocking high density 40Gbs fabric interconnect with multi-path forwarding that is also designed to evolve for 100GbE. Read more

SoftLayer Launches Sandy Bridge Servers

April 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches Sandy Bridge Servers 

Hosting ReviewsDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in on-demand Cloud and Dedicated hosting, announced it will be the first hosting provider to offer servers featuring Intel® Xeon® 1200 Series processors. The 1200 series is part of Intel’s next-generation Sandy Bridge processor family, delivering rich new features ideal for powering cloud applications, virtualized computing, content streaming, and more.

Key benefits of the new servers include:

– Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
– New Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (256 bit)
– Intel Turbo Boost 2.0
– 8MB L3 CPU Cache
– Intel Hyper-Threading
– Data Center Manageability Interface

“We’re proud to offer our customers the latest, most advanced Intel processors on the first day they are publicly available,” said Sam Fleitman, SoftLayer Chief Operations Officer. “Our customers are the companies creating new Web applications and advanced online services, or radically expanding their global IT infrastructure. They push the envelope of innovation and the limits of technology every day—so we don’t delay helping them expand those limits whenever possible.”

The Sandy Bridge microarchitecture is a significant advance in processor integration and manufacturing. It unifies processor cores, memory controller, last-level cache (LLC), and graphics and media processing for new advantages including fast core access to shared data in last-level cache, higher memory bandwidth, and intelligent “performance to workload” matching. Sandy Bridge also gives compute-intensive applications new performance gains with Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)—a new, 256 bit instruction set extension to Intel SSE—plus all new Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), operating system, and virtual machine manager (VMM) enhancements. Read more

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