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The 10 Coolest New Networking Products Of 2021

Gina Narcisi

Fueled by the pandemic and the need for digitalization, businesses are adopting new technologies more rapidly than ever before to address the work-from-home trend, smaller office settings and demand for cloud applications. Here are 10 of the coolest new networking offerings that gained traction in 2021.

Rockport Networks Switchless Network Architecture 

Data center networking startup Rockport Networks emerged from stealth mode in 2021 with commercial availability of its switchless network architecture that can provide customers with the performance and scalability necessary for demanding computing workloads, such as high-performance computing technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Rockport Networks said its switchless offering can deliver an average of 28 percent reduction in workload completion times under load and a 3X decrease in end-to-end latency compared with traditional networks.

The Ottawa, Ontario-based company said its new architecture breaks decades of switch-intensive networking tradeoffs, allows for elastic scale and simplifies operations required for performance-hungry data centers.

 

 
Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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