It's been a long time since Bigfoot's first-gen Killer K1 network card first tried to persuade us that $150 is a reasonable price for a NIC, and now the company is back with two new products. As with their predecessor, the Killer Xeno Ultra and Killer Xeno Pro promise reduced pings, but they now add voice chat offloading.
Consumers are seeking out more green and power-saving products, and frankly, there aren’t any different in IT industry. Hitachi new optical active cables solution, promised to cut cost by reducing power consumption while increase productivity, is the exactly what the IT, data communication and telecommunication industries are looking for right now.
When your broadband drops, or your local cell tower decides it wants a nap, it's frustrating. What if you're responsible not just for one broadband connection but a copper, fiber and wireless network that stretches across the US? That's the responsibility of the AT&T Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) team, the group responsible for swooping in after natural disasters and significant network failures and bringing AT&T back online. SlashGear was invited to one of their quarterly disaster simulations recently took place at Houston, Texas to see what's involved.
The DSN-1100 is housed in a compact desktop chassis, built on the same System-on-a-Chip technology from company’s DSN-3000 family SAN arrays. It implements 4 one-gigabit ports and supports IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Groups (LAG) for full offload capability; all four ports can be grouped together, totaling up to 425MB/s bandwidth, to increase throughput and redundancy. The unit supports SATA-II drive and a host of Raid configuration from 0,1,1+0 and 5.
If the dual-band WiFi-n support of the new Apple Time Capsule strikes you as something work having, but you're all set for backup, then you'll want to be looking at Apple's new AirPort Extreme Base Station. It supports up to 50 users across both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously, offering maximum range, compatibility and throughput.
As home networks have proliferated, it's taking a while for peripherals to catch up; ethernet ports are reasonably common on printers, but there's still a price-premium. Winstar's M4 USB Networking Server aims to address that, a compact box that supports connecting up to four different USB 2.0 devices to your home or office network.