NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE,NETWORK MANAGEMENT,5G
Pivotal Commware | February 20, 2023
Pivotal Commware, the leading provider of 5G mmWave infrastructure products for the wireless edge, recently introduced its next-generation Pivot 5G network repeater with 4x the power for increased range, optical extension, and other significant enhancements.
The second-generation Pivot combines a narrower beamwidth on the Donor unit with an increase in gain and a 7dB power boost on the Service Unit. The outcome is a system that can achieve Gigabit service at least 3,000 feet away from the gNB or 50 percent further. These improved capabilities enable mobile network operators (MNOs) to broaden the service area while significantly mitigating the impact of vegetation.
The range and utility of the repeater can be significantly expanded with the optical interface kit. This feature enables a Pivot donor unit to provide fiber optic cable for up to four service units. This can eliminate the need for line of sight at each outdoor installation location, allowing for more robust deployments with fewer systems. Additionally, fiber optics facilitates outdoor-to-indoor installations and huge indoor venues, such as stadiums and other areas traditionally served by DAS.
Steve Ostroff, Technical Product Manager at Pivotal Commware, shared, "The new Pivot provides ultra-low latency allowing a transparent integration into the network. Its low total power consumption helps streamline permitting operations. But it has more RF power, versatility, and intelligence," He added, "Our newest Pivot also offers enhanced network health monitoring, and a tighter beam profile to the gNB, reducing potential network interference."
(Source – Business Wire)
Additionally, the new Pivot is easier and quicker to install. The new design features lesser cables and installation at the pole without using tools. The company will exhibit its next-generation Pivot 5G repeater from February 27 to March 2 at the 2023 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Hall 2, Stand 2D15.
About Pivotal Commware
Pivotal Commware is a company that specializes in the development of software-defined antennas and radios that use proprietary Holographic Beam Forming™ technology to increase network speed, capacity, and spectral efficiency. The company's products are designed to address the most challenging aspects of millimeter wave technology, and it created the world's first product ecosystem dedicated to solving these issues. Its reconfigurable beams are designed to follow mobile users in real-time, offering network operators the lowest cost, size, weight, and power consumption (C-SWaP) envelope available. The company provides network operators with the tools they need to increase network performance and meet the demands of today's data-driven world.
DATA CENTER NETWORKING
Marvell | March 04, 2022
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) announced that it has begun volume shipments of its Spica™ 800G PAM4 DSP platform for optical interconnects. As the first PAM4 DSP supplier to achieve this production milestone, Marvell is enabling customers to start commercial deployment of 800G optical modules in cloud data center and AI network applications. Spica is the industry's first 800Gbps PAM4 DSP to support 800G optical modules in QSFP-DD800 and OSFP form factors. The complete Spica 800G platform includes Marvell's proven, low-power PAM4 DSP technology as well as a selection of integrated laser drivers and TIAs.
The insatiable demand for cloud-based services is driving the relentless need for data center hardware to have higher bandwidth capacity, with lower power consumption and smaller footprints. These requirements can only be met through higher density networking gear enabled by a new generation of switches and optics. Today's state-of-the-art data center networking equipment requires optical modules to support up to 800Gbps of bandwidth with a 100Gbps per lane electrical interface. Marvell's Spica PAM4 DSP is the first 800G solution engineered to meet this market imperative.
Leveraging seven generations of Marvell's best-in-class PAM4 DSP technology, the Spica 800G PAM4 DSP platform provides a complete, highly integrated solution for high-speed optical transceiver module design. The low-power PAM4 DSP, with integrated laser drivers, can enable either 2x400Gbps or 8x100Gbps optical modules with 100Gbps per lane electrical interfaces on the host side. With today's production release of Spica, data center and network operators are now able to deploy 800Gbps / 8x100Gbps optical interconnects with single-mode or multimode fiber in a compact form factor at high volume.
"Achieving full production readiness of 800G optical transceiver modules is an important milestone to enable next generation data center deployment, InnoLight is currently shipping 800G optics based on Spica PAM4 DSP to early market adopters. We applaud Marvell's commitment to technology innovation, market leadership and scalable capacity to support InnoLight's 800G ramp."
-Osa Mok, chief marketing officer of InnoLight Technology.
At Marvell, we continue to break technology barriers by being first to market, as well as best in market," said Achyut Shah, senior vice president and general manager, PHY Business Unit, Marvell. "Today's production release of Spica, the industry's first 800G PAM4 DSP to ship in volume quantities, underscores Marvell's ongoing commitment to investing in and developing advanced DSP technology to meet the needs of our module partners and customers. A cornerstone of our PAM4 DSP portfolio, the Spica platform will help drive a broad, robust PAM4 ecosystem for high-speed interconnects.
Marvell's high-speed PAM4 DSP platforms are the industry's leading force in building a comprehensive PAM4 ecosystem and developing high-performance, low-power solutions for hyperscale data centers, cloud-based AI, carrier and enterprise networks, and 5G infrastructure.
Marvell's Spica 800G PAM4 DSPs and associated linear drivers and TIAs are available now in volume quantities. To learn more about Marvell's PAM4 DSP portfolio, visit www.marvell.com/products/pam-dsp.html.
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Arista | February 24, 2022
Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), a leader in data-driven networking, announced that its 720XP series of switches for campus deliver embedded security and packet analysis. By embedding NDR (Network Detection and Response) capabilities into the Arista EOS-based switches themselves, customers derive broader visibility and threat hunting across the modern cognitive campus. The secure infrastructure optimizes existing human workflows and drives automated risk mitigation without the need to deploy additional and external network security products.
“As a highly respected network infrastructure provider, Arista is well-positioned to bake security into the core of the network. Bringing artificial intelligence techniques such as deep learning, belief propagation, and natural language processing to data captured directly off the switch has the potential to grossly simplify network security for customers,Being a former security practitioner myself, the ability to avoid the operational burdens of bolting security on, is very appealing.”
-Dr. Edward Amoroso, Chief Executive Officer, TAG Cyber and Research Professor, New York University
High Fidelity NDR with Arista AVA
Powered by AVA™ (Autonomous Virtual Assist), this AI-driven function has two key components: AVA Sensors and the AVA Nucleus. AVA Sensors support a variety of form factors from stand-alone appliances and virtual to cloud workloads and now, within campus power over ethernet (PoE) switches. These sensors curate and transfer the “just right” deep-packet data to the AVA Nucleus, which is offered as both on-premises and SaaS. With a simple switch software upgrade and minimal impact on switch performance or reliability, the Arista NDR platform delivers:
Enhanced visibility: Identify mal-intent, profile, and track all users, apps, and devices –whether managed desktops and workstations or unmanaged contractors, supply chain, cloud, and IoT workloads.
Correlate these entities based on behavioral analysis to build an entity-centric view and declutter a security analyst’s threat hunting workflow.
Real-time Situational Awareness: Understand the entire threat landscape and scope of any attack so that security analysts can make intelligent and risk-based decisions.
AI-Driven Threat Detection: Automate threat detection and response on the network with a platform that identifies underlying attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures rather than just known indicators of compromise.
Managed NDR: Leverage the power of the Arista NDR platform coupled with skilled resources from Awake Labs that bring decades of experience to enhance the customer’s 24x7 security operations, threat hunting, and incident response programs.
“Network security has been an ongoing challenge for most organizations due to hardware deployments and configuration changes needed at the network infrastructure level. While organizations acknowledge that the network presents a unique vantage point, security teams have been forced to trade off network visibility and ongoing operational costs,By building NDR capabilities into the switching infrastructure itself, Arista enables a built-in, secure network that reduces organizational risk by speeding up both time to detection and time to remediation.”
-Rahul Kashyap, Vice President and General Manager of Cybersecurity and CISO at Arista Networks.
Legacy NetFlow-based solutions are limited in their depth of visibility (port, IP address, and basic protocol information) and lack the context to identify modern devices or threats. In stark contrast, AVA Sensors analyze the full packet, including application layer data which sets the stage for automated and manual threat hunting. Innovations like this have led Arista NDR to be recognized as a leader in the KuppingerCole Network Detection & Response Leadership Compass 2021 Report. The platform also received the AI Breakthrough award for the Best AI-based Solution for CyberSecurity.
About Arista Networks
Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client to cloud networking for large data centers, campus, and routing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics, and security through CloudVision® and Arista EOS®, an advanced network operating system. For more information, visit https://www.arista.com.
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