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Product News: The latest products for the week commencing 25 June, 2008

Product News: The latest products for the week commencing 25 June, 2008

ARN reviews the latest products

Extreme Summit X650

This 24-port, non-blocking 10 gigabit fixed switch has high capacity and performance stacking technology that delivers flexibility and a smooth migration for servers supporting 10 gigabit speeds, Extreme Networks claims. A top-of-rack 1 RU switch, the Summit X650's design aims to future-proof architecture and stacking capacity within the datacentre.The Summit X650 supports high density 10 gigabit Ethernet with up to 32 x 10 gigabit ports on a single system, or up to 256 ports in a stacked system. It is designed for high density Layer 2 switching with ultra low latency and provides highly scalable IPv4 and IPv6 unicast and multicast routing for AC powered and DC powered environments. It also supports switch stacking with total throughput performance of 512Gbps and network scalability with dense 10 gigabit Ethernet ports, 10GBASE-T or SFP+ fibre interfaces. The Summit X650 works with the ExtremeXOS operating system - a next-generation modular OS that is consistent with Extreme's core, aggregation and edge switches. ExtremeXOS is based on open architecture and designed to provide a consistent foundation throughout the network.

Distributed by: Avnet

RRP: from $21,200

Web: www.extremenetworks.com


Billion BiPAC 7402NX

Aimed at SOHOs and office users, this Virtual Private Network (VPN) firewall router can communicate via wired and wireless WANs. In wired mode, the 7402NX uses an ADSL2+ broadband service over a copper telephone line. If that link is disrupted, the router can stay online wirelessly through automatic failover to a 3G network. The 7402NX also supports the latest draft of the 802.11n wireless Local Area Network protocol from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Due to be finalised next year, the draft protocol delivers wireless speeds as fast as 300Mbps with coverage three times further than current WiFi networks. This means the router is fast with LAN transmissions for bandwidth-hungry applications such as video streaming and file sharing. It also supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK wireless security modes and has DoS prevention and SP1 security. The BiPAC 7402NX incorporates a four-port 1Gb switch. Additionally, an integrated IPSec VPN function with DES/3DES/AES allows users to encrypt connections of as many as 16 VPN tunnels to transmit data over the Internet securely.

Distributed by: PC Range

RRP: $349

Web: www.billion.com


Tandberg Data LTO-4 HH

Tandberg Data's new half height tape drive provides users with native capacity of 800GB (1.6TB compressed) and native transfer speeds of 120MBps or 240MBps compressed. The increased capacity and speed shortens backup and restore times - a key benefit for companies with increasing data storage requirements and shrinking backup windows, the vendor claims. By installing two half height drives, the user can double the backup speed and reduce backup windows further. The LTO-4 HH drive is available with SCSI or SAS connectivity and has a range of new features to improve performance, reliability and manageability. Using embedded 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), the LTO-4 drive can write encrypted data directly to the LTO Ultrium tape cartridge, adding another level of security to the storage and transport of sensitive information. According to Tandberg Data, WORM functionality also gives users cost effective, long-term archiving and allows them to comply with regulations by storing unaltered data for decades. The fourth generation LTO-4 HH tape drive is available in the vendor's StorageLibrary T24, StorageLibrary T40+ and StorageLibrary T80+.

Distributed by: ACA Pacific, Datastor, T Data and Westan

RRP: on application

Web: www.tandbergdata.com


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