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Networking Hardware

Comprehensive Intros Pro AV/IT HD18 Cables

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Comprehensive Intros Pro AV/IT HD18 Cables

Comprehensive Connectivity Company launches the Pro AV/IT HD18G series of 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI over fibre plenum cables designed for system integration and other commercial applications.

The cables offer a low smoke and fire-retardant plenum jacket, as well as UHD, 18G 4K 60 4:4:4 end to end performance, with high-speed, plug-and-play HDMI signal transmission in lengths of up to 33m. Active components in the connectors perform electrical-to-optical conversion, drawing power from the HDMI port.

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Extreme Networks Buys Brocade Datacentre Business

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Extreme Networks Buys Brocade Datacentre Business

Broadcom continues to offload Brocade networking, as it sells the Brocade datacentre switching, routing and analytics business to Extreme Networks for $55 million.

The deal follows the February 2017 sale of the Ruckus network edge portfolio and the Broadcom ICX switching line to Arris Technologies for $800 million.

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HPE Presents SimpliVity 380 With OmniStack

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HPE Presents SimpliVity 380 With OmniStack

HPE uses its recent acquisition of SimpliVity at CeBIT with the announcement of the SimpliVity 380 with OmniStack-- a "first qualified server from HPE with SimpliVity OmniStack."

Available on ProLiant DL380 servers, the SimpliVity 380 is a compact 2U rack-mount appliance delivering server, storage and storage networking services. It also promises improvements on the management, protection and performance of virtualised workloads, and deduplicates, compresses and optimises all data globally. HPE even promises 90% capacity savings across backup and storage.

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IDC: A "Period of Change" for Converged Systems

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According to IDC the global converged system market sees Q4 2016 revenues drop by -1.4% Y-o-Y to $3.09 billion, even as storage capacity is up by 4% Y-o-Y during the quarter, reaching 1.6 exabytes.

Full year 2016 revenues total $11.3bn, a 5.8% increase over 2015.

"The converged systems market is going through a period of change," the analyst says. "We are seeing strong growth from products with new architectures, increased levels of automation and heavy use of software-defined technologies. This growth has been offset by reduced spending on traditional converged systems and a conscious decision by some vendors to terminate some parts of their product portfolio."

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IDC: Weaker Q4 for WLAN Market

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IDC: Weaker Q4 for WLAN Market

According to IDC the combined consumer and enterprise WLAN market sees flat revenue growth of 0.1% Y-o-Y in Q4 2016, while full-year 2016 revenues total $2.43 billion, a 3.1% increase.

The quarter is more positive for the enterprise segment, with revenues growing by 3.1% Y-o-Y to reach $5.4bn. Full year 2016 is also positive, with 7.2% growth leading to revenues worth $5.4bn. The analyst points out strong demand for network refreshes and digital transformation initiatives as main growth drivers leading to stronger growth over the 4.2% seen in 2015.

W. Europe sees enterprise WLAN growth of 2.1% in Q4 2016 and 5.9% for the full year, with Norway showing "significant" 30.8% Y-o-Y growth. CEE experiences a "moderate" -3.1% Y-o-Y decline in Q4 2016 while growing by 0.9% on a full-year 2016, with Hungary showing the strongest growth at 40.6% Y-o-Y. MEA is up by 5.9% Y-o-Y in Q4 2016 and 4.1% for the full year. Egypt leads the region, with Q4 2016 growth reaching 94.9% Y-o-Y.

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