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ICYMI: Juniper reveals SRX5800 hardware firewall upgrades

ICYMI: This week, Juniper upgrades its SRX5800 firewall; Dynatrace announces Best of Web award winners.

Juniper Networks released hardware upgrades to its SRX 5800 Services Gateway hardware firewall that will increase throughput speeds to as much as 2 Tbps. The upgrade will enable service providers and large enterprises to minimize network security threats as bandwidth continues to increase across the network. The hardware upgrades include third-generation input and output cards (IOC3), an enhanced midplane chassis and third-generation system control boards (SCB3). The IOC3 line cards deliver two packet forwarding engines each and deliver 240 Gbps bandwidth, two times higher than the older version. The IOC3 cards will be available for the upgraded chassis and the previous version. The hardware upgrades will be available in the first half of 2015.

Paessler to reveal network monitoring upgrades at Interop Las Vegas

Paessler AG said that it will reveal two new cloud monitoring sensors to its PRTG Network Monitoring service at Interop Las Vegas next week. It also has expanded its mobile device availability with push notifications enabled on Windows phones. The new services are a response to growing consumer demand. The monitoring sensors are intended to improve cloud monitoring for global networks. The first is a cloud HTTP sensor that monitors the loading time of Web servers from global standpoints. The second is a cloud ping sensor that monitors the ping time to a target device from several locations around the world. Mobility has become an important platform for Paessler, the company reported, with almost half of its customers accessing its system monitoring framework from mobile devices.

Dynatrace announces Best of the Web 2015 for digital performance

Dynatrace announced its Best of the Web award winners, which recognizes leaders in digital performance in five industries: banking, brokerage, insurance, retail and travel. Dynatrace said it examined three key factors in determining top leaders: availability, response time for home pages and key transaction replays. This year, BB&T Corp., Fidelity Investments and Geico were recognized for their efforts in the banking, brokerage and insurance categories, respectively.

Amway, a Michigan-based retailer, won first place in the retail category, beating Costco and Apple. "In our increasingly omni-channel world, where end-users expect access to digital services from anywhere, at any time, digital performance is paramount to any company's success," said Erwan Paccard, Dynatrace's director of mobile performance strategy, in a statement. Retailers still have a way to go in crafting their mobile strategies, Dynatrace said, citing research that indicates that 28% of the top 500 retailers still don't have mobile websites and 48% don't have a mobile phone application. That puts them at a competitive disadvantage with retailers that do have those pieces in place, Dynatrace said.

451 Research reveals latest trends in cloud market

451 Research released its latest Research Vendor Window report, which showed Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the leader in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) adoption among enterprise IT buyers with 57% of the vote. The report, based on responses from 1,500 global IT professionals, includes 1,000 unique vendor evaluations. Microsoft Azure, meantime, has been adopted by 42% of the enterprises responding to the survey and 20% of IaaS customers rank Azure as their most important IaaS provider. Rackspace also won some recognition and tied with AWS for its ability to fulfill IaaS customer needs.

In the private cloud space, VMware's ESX and vCloud technology won kudos, with 70% of those surveyed reporting they use the software. The report predicts room for growth for all cloud vendors, with 30% of enterprises saying they plan to increase the amount of money they spend on cloud platform providers within the next three months.

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