David Newman

Newman, a Network World Test Alliance partner, is president of Network Test in West Lake Village, Calif. He can be reached at dnewman@networktest.com.

Cisco's Nexus 9516 review: About line rate

Cisco Nexus 9516 review: How we did it

Cisco Nexus 9516 review: How we did it

Details on the test bed and procedures for the densest switch test Network World has performed.

Cisco Nexus 9516 data center switch aces a grueling high-density stress test

Cisco Nexus 9516 data center switch aces a grueling high-density stress test

Our test of a Cisco Nexus 9516 with 1,024 fully loaded 50G Ethernet ports - the highest density core-switch test ever done by Network World - found it capable of handling the strain without dropping a packet.

Review: Wave 2 Wi-Fi delivers dramatic performance boost for home networks

Review: Wave 2 Wi-Fi delivers dramatic performance boost for home networks

In our testing with a Linksys SoHo router, we found that beamforming and MU-MIMO technologies could transform Wi-Fi networks

Review: FireEye fights off multi-stage malware

FireEye takes a new approach to malware detection with its NX appliances. As this Clear Choice test shows, the FireEye device allows advanced malware to proceed but only onto virtual machines running inside the appliance.

EXCLUSIVE TEST: Huawei switch: Good first effort

In this Clear Choice test – Huawei's first public outing in a North American setting – the world's largest telecom vendor took the humble approach, supplying a pretty basic managed layer-2 switch that is a key building block found in...

What is a vulnerability?

Judging by initial appearances, our security testing turned up a ton of vulnerabilities – nearly 150 of them. In reality, however, none represented actual issues in the Huawei switch.

F5 data center firewall aces performance test

Huge data center, check. Multiple 10G Ethernet pipes, check. Load balancer, check. Firewall? Really? Do network architects need to buy yet another box, and likely take a performance hit?

FreeNAS: Flexible, fast storage, and the price is right

It takes something different to stand out in the crowded network-attached storage market. How does free, as in free beer and free speech, sound?

Huawei: Separating fact from fiction

Industry veteran David Newman analyzes the charges made against Chinese telecom vendor.

Cisco switch delivers 60 watts to the desktop

Cisco doesn't just want to sell you switches. It also wants to be your power distribution vendor.

Force10 S4810 data center switch

High port density, high throughput, and very low latency are bedrock requirements in the data center, and Force10's new S4810 top-of-rack switch delivers on all three counts.Force 10 switches are in some of the world's fastest...

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