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Dell EMC ‘doubles down’ on 100 GbE with latest Z-series switch

Dell EMC today launched its latest Z-series 100GbE fabric switch, the Z9264F-ON, doubling its capacity and delivering what it called a “complete set of open solutions for modern enterprise and service provider data centres.”

Study predicts quantum computing market worth US$2.2 billion by 2025

According to a new report from Tractica, while the market for enterprise quantum computing is nascent, total market revenue will begin to accelerate in the next several years, rising from US$39.2 million in 2017 to US$2.2 billion annually by 2025.

Canadian firms identify cybersecurity as top IT priority, CDW Canada survey reveals

IT security continues to be a high priority for Canadian organizations, while many businesses are interested in cloud storage and collaboration tools, according to a new survey from CDW Canada, a provider of technology services.
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Eaton’s IPM 1.60 offers full integration with Nutanix

Power management company Eaton has announced the global launch of its Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) software version 1.60, which now offers full integration with the Nutanix Acropolis hyperconverged infrastructure platform.
Through the integration, users of Nutanix Acropolis, including information technology (IT) professionals and data centre managers, can now leverage Eaton’s IPM software to provide graceful shutdown of the Nutanix infrastructure, enhancing business continuity and protecting mission critical data during power-related events, the company said.
Nutanix Acropolis combines software-defined storage with built-in virtualization in a turnkey hyperconverged infrastructure offering. Through integration with Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software, Acropolis users can now provide remote shutdown capabilities for the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) during unforeseen power events to avoid a loss of data or its integrity.
In addition to integration with Nutanix Acropolis, the latest version of Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software features integration with VMware vSAN hyper-converged infrastructure software as well as the Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization platform.
These integrations enable operators in vSAN environments to efficiently and effectively manage their power infrastructure as part of their vSAN deployments or Hyper-V hypervisors.
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Greenlee adds Live Pro to its AirScout Live Wi-Fi test system

Greenlee Inc., an Emerson Electric Co. company, has announced the addition of Live Pro to its AirScout line of wireless analyzers. The Wi-Fi troubleshooting tool gives technicians the ability to quickly and easily identify the root cause of performance issues on 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WLAN networks, the company said.
Utilizing Air Time Analysis and Spectrum Analysis, AirScout Live Pro produces a live depiction of channel congestion, interference and utilization, it added.
“The addition of Spectrum analysis to AirScout Live Pro offers technicians a real-time graphical representation of Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi signals that can degrade network performance,” the company said.
“This allows technicians to quickly troubleshoot and analyze network interference and utilization trends over time. When used in conjunction with Air Time analysis, AirScout Live Pro can accurately pinpoint critical issues preventing reliable Wi-Fi.”
AirTime analysis provides a live, granular multi-dimensional view of network utilization giving technicians the ability to immediately troubleshoot congestion issues.
The new release builds on the existing AirScout Live platform which includes 802.15.4 optimization, in-range AP characteristics including signal strength and security to radio capability, and rogue access points.
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