Tech Round-up for 7/23/13

By Mark Handelman
Posted in Storage
On July 23, 2013

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today:

Cisco announced this morning that it reached an agreement to acquire Sourcefire, an intelligent cybersecurity company, for $2.7 billion. The companies will combine their products and research in enhancing advanced threat protection before, during, and after an attack.

Intel announced new high performance, low-power Xeon System-on-Chips, combining integrated I/O, networking, and application accelerators on a 14 nm process. The new chip will be based on the Broadwell architecture, which is set to be released next year.

The Citrix CloudBridge WAN optimization group of products is now certified for NetApp SnapMirror deployments. The combined solution can provide up to ten times better storage replication times, while reducing WAN traffic.