Enterasys Networks Inc. this week will unveil the Matrix N-Series distributed switching systems, which feature policy-based management software, support for 48 to 504 ports, and more than 126 Gbps of switching capacity. Available next month, the N3 with a 48-port module is priced starting at $18,500, and the N7 with a 48-port module starts at $21,500.
2014 Next-Gen WAN SurveyWhile 68% say demand for WAN bandwidth will increase, just 15% are in the process of bringing new services or more capacity online now. For 26%, cost is the problem. Enter vendors from Aryaka to Cisco to Pertino, all looking to use cloud to transform how IT delivers wide-area connectivity.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?