|We hope you enjoy this month’s NetEqualizer Newsletter. Highlights include 8.5 Release feature previews, a customer case study, an introduction to our 20 Gbps NetEqualizer unit, and more!
8.5 Release – Your Additions!
Greetings! Enjoy another issue of NetEqualizer News.
In this Issue:
:: 8.5 Release – Your Additions
:: 8.5 Release – Features Preview
:: Featured Case Study
:: 20 Gbps NetEqualizer
:: Best of Blog: Five Things to Know About Wireless Networks
|8.5 Release – Your Additions|
Here is what we added into the 8.5 Release – based on your feedback
We asked for input into our 8.5 Release and you responded with some great ideas – thank you!Here is what we selected for the 8.5 Release, based on three criteria:
1) popularity – how many customers recommended the feature,
2) impact – what we thought would provide the most value to all customers, and
3) alignment – what fit well with the code areas that we planned to work on for 8.5
These two features fit our criteria, and will be discussed in our Features Preview (below)
Active Connections Enhancements
As you can see, your voice does count! So, please keep your suggestions coming. While we cannot guarantee that your specific feature will be built, we always incorporate them into our Features Request database, and then assess for each release.
|8.5 Release – Features Preview|
8.5 Release Additions (continued from January)
In January, we talked about Pool-specific RATIO and HOGMIN, and retaining RTR State upon reboot. This month we introduce several more features planned for 8.5:
1) Active Connections Enhancements
Beginning with the 8.5 Release, the Active Connections page in RTR will show you which active connections are currently being equalized. This way, you can see in real-time which IPs are getting penalized on your network. We’ll highlight these connections in the table and allow you to sort based on them.
This suggestion came from one of our university customers!
2) Domain Name System Name (DNS) on RTR Reports
Beginning with the 8.5 Release, certain RTR reports will have a hostname mode that allows you to see the DNS name (hostname from nslookup), along with the IP address. If you have an internal naming system for your organization, this can be extremely valuable in identifying problem users or connections!
This suggestion came from our K-12, university, and business customers!
As always, the 8.5 Release will be free to our customers with valid NetEqualizer Software and Support (NSS) plans.
|Featured Case Study|
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Longtime customer Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) recently celebrated 10 years of solid service with the NetEqualizer to help manage their Internet connectivity.
We thought it would be great to share their experience in a Case Study. Derek Lustig, Director of Network and Systems Infrastructure, and his staff, graciously agreed to help put this together with us. Thank you Derek, Christopher, and Christina for sharing your insights!
Here are some excerpts from the Case Study…
…HWS implemented the NetEqualizer solution based on its stellar reputation in the education space as well as its value, which is difficult to match in competing products….
…The NetEqualizer has been a great solution because it is extremely easy to maintain, and – when needed – it just works, says Derek Lustig of HWS.
You can click on the PDF picture to read the full Case Study, or click here to see all our Higher Education testimonials.
|20 Gbps NetEqualizer|
Our new high-bandwidth unit…
We are currently testing a high-end NetEqualizer with 20Gbps optics, and we have some good news! Our results have shown that we can push close to 15 Gbps with a full load (provided by our shaping simulator courtesy of Candela Technologies). If you plan to be pushing beyond 10 Gpbs in 2017 or 2018, let us know. We would love to talk to you!
If you would like to participate in a trial, let us know that as well.
We will be looking to trial our latest creation under real world conditions later this year.
|Best Of Blog|
Five Things to Know About Wireless Networks
By Art Reisman
Over the last year or so, when the work day is done, I often find myself talking shop with several peers of mine who run wireless networking companies. These are the guys in the trenches. They spend their days installing wireless infrastructure in apartment buildings, hotels, and professional sports arenas to name just a few. Below I share a few tidbits intended to provide a high level picture for anybody thinking about building their own wireless network…
|Photo of the Month|
The Saguaro is an amazing cactus that can only be found in a very specific climate found in Arizona, California, and Mexico. The cactuses can live to be 150 years old, and are protected by governments that oversee this land. If you are ever in the area, they are worth checking out! The one in this picture has seen better days.
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