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1Data Center and Networking Take Center Stage at Interop New York 2009

More than 150 exhibitors are showcasing their IT solutions at Interop New York 2009, November 16-20 at the Javits Convention Center, including APC, AT&T, CA, Cisco, Citrix, Enterasys, Force10 Networks, HP, IBM, LifeSize, Microsoft, Qwest, Riverbed, and Xirrus. Channel Insider takes a closer look at 20 of the announcements made at this week’s conference and exhibition.

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APCON will be exhibiting IntellaFlex, a new solution for aggregation, filtering and switching. It aggregates multiple data links from network SPAN, Tap or mirror ports, and filters and directs the desired traffic to specific monitoring devices, enabling users to electronically share expensive monitoring devices while preventing oversubscription and data loss.

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APC is announcing new Smart-UPS models for use in server rooms and network closets. These uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems offer time-saving features such as an LCD interface with remote diagnostic capabilities, and the system’s ‘green’ mode can achieve efficiencies greater than 97% with average savings of $25 per year.

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ArcSight launches ArcSight Logger 4, the first log management solution to fully integrate field-based and raw text search across both structured and unstructured log data.

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AVI-SPL will introduce the Network Operations Center (NOC) Control Room in a Box (CRiB). Priced to fit all budgets, the system is designed to meet the requirements of the NOC operation staff yet can be installed in less than a day.

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Avocent Corporation is enhancing its MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer software platform. Infrastructure Explorer integrates resource management with asset management, providing a centralized automated view of these resources from a single location and with a single product, providing the most detailed view ever of data center conditions and assets.

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Berkeley Varitronics Systems has updated its Yellowjacket b/a/n/g Tablet Analyzer for 802.11n WiFi networks. Along with the Swarm mapping software, it is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive WiFi measurements making it the single tool sought after by IT Managers and Security personnel.

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Bianor’s latest MobiECO Sales Force release processes voice communication data and stores the relevant information in your CRM system, improving efficiency through sales activity statistics, customer call records, voice notes and interaction rules.

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Cisco introduces its Borderless Networks architecture to help deliver services and applications to anyone, anywhere, on any device, at anytime – seamlessly, reliably, and securely. The first proof point of this architecture is the second generation Integrated Services Router, the ISR G2.

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Citrix has announced the ‘Pay-as-You-Grow’ pricing for its NetScaler MPX hardware and VPX software-based line of application acceleration, load balancing and web security appliances. The pricing is available today for all NetScaler VPX virtual appliances, as well as for the NetScaler MPX 7500, MPX 9500, MPX 10500 and MPX 12500 hardware appliances.

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Coyote Point Systems has announced over a dozen significant performance, virtualization and energy-efficiency enhancements for its Equalizer GX Series load balancing and application acceleration product line. The enhancements include VLAN support which can double aggregate throughput, an expanded toolset for intelligent load balancing of VMware Infrastructure and a new energy-efficiency capability to automatically power servers on and off.

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Datacom Systems introduces 10-Gigabit line of network access products for in-line and span monitoring solutions. These 10G aggregation TAPs and data-access switches scale from simple plug-and-play devices to advanced filtering solutions for more robust monitoring applications. Simplicity, flexibility, and low port cost make this new line ideal for decentralized networks.

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Edgecore Networks is making its industry debut at Interop. Formerly known as SMC Networks, it is expanding its Tiger line of Power over Ethernet (PoE)-supported managed switches including the 61-series, a managed Fast Ethernet switch family available in 10-, 28-, 50-, and 52-port versions, and the 81-series family of 24-, 26- and 50-port managed Gigabit switches.

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iTrinegy, which offers network emulator, application performance monitoring and network troubleshooting technology, is unveiling its new targeted reseller program for the U.S. market, with an emphasis on the importance of pre-deployment solutions for the virtualized market.

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LeWiz unleashes new multicast receiver with channel-tuning technology, security sniffer/analysis/management boards and systems, and video streaming/TCP/IP Offload solutions. These customizable and accelerated systems deliverable as 2RU or 1RU for rack mount, integrated RAID from 4 – 24TBytes, built-in interfaces 2x10G, 6x1G, 4x1G or 2x1G suitable for small to large enterprises.

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NetHawk Corp. introduces iPro, a network capture and recording appliance with industry leading performance. Available with multiple 1Gb and 10Gb interfaces, iPro is the appliance of choice for high speed packet processing, capturing and recording.

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Network Instruments announces its first-to-market GigaStor NetFlow Agent which produces NetFlow from any network device, greatly increasing reporting application visibility. The company also introduces its Observer performance management platform, which has multiple features redefining how engineers manage performance by reducing investigation time and providing an intuitive approach to problem solving.

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Onix International has announced the availability of the EncryptStick software application on a preloaded USB flash drive. With 4GB of onboard storage, the EncryptStick flash drive acts as a key to the end user’s computer in order to protect any type of file or password from theft or accidental loss. It is the only data protection solution available today using a 512-bit polymorphic encryption, the world’s strongest encryption technology available to consumers.

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Riverbed Technology will demonstrate its WAN optimization solutions to consolidate IT assets and enable private clouds, optimize bandwidth usage and improve disaster recovery processes – enabling cost-cutting, increased data security and greater application performance.

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Simena will announce PFS1524 monitoring and aggregation switch which has the industry’s lowest latency, highest speed and highest port density. PFFS1524 can be used to aggregate 10Gigabyte Ethernet monitoring traffic at wire speed with innovative features such as packet slicing, port tagging and deep packet inspection.

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WatchGuard Technologies ( has launched a new family of extensible content security solutions specifically designed for small to medium sized businesses. The family of XCS (Extensible Content Security) appliances consists of the WatchGuard XCS 170, the XCS 370 and the high-performance XCS 570 series. All of these appliances come complete with the WatchGuard e-mail security suite, which provides advanced protection against spam, phishing, viruses, malware and other forms of e-mail based threats.