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Many computing use-cases require out-of-band management. For example, rack-mounted servers have dedicated LAN ports that connect to a baseboard management controller (BMC) chip for this purpose. PCs used in SMBs / SMEs and business applications do not accommodate a dedicated LAN port for this functionality. Instead, one of the in-band NICs (i.e, one used to provide the primary networking functionality of the system) helps in this aspect. The DMTF (formerly, Distributed Management Task Force) is a standards organization that focuses, among other things, on a standards-based approach to out-of-band management of computing systems. The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is used in servers based on both Intel and AMD processors, though the focus has shifted to DMTF Redfish for this functionality now. On the PC side...

EVGA Goes Budget: B360 Gaming Motherboard Coming Soon

For as long as EVGA has made motherboards, they have focused almost exclusively at the high-end market. For users that want a product that is full of engineering that...

4 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

ADATA Launches XPG SX6000 SSDs: 3D TLC, M.2, 512GB for $200

Update 11/2: ADATA notified us about the corrected MSRPs for the XPG SX6000 series SSDs, which are higher than the ones published. ADATA has launched its new 3D TLC-based SSD...

21 by Anton Shilov on 10/27/2017

TRENDnet Announces AC2600 Router and AC1900 USB 3.0 WLAN Adapter at CES

TRENDnet's CES suite had plenty of networking equipment ranging from outdoor long-range access points to industrial switches. It made clear that TRENDnet is focusing more on SMB, particularly in...

18 by Ganesh T S on 1/15/2016

A New Challenger Appears: Realtek Dragon NIC on ECS Z170 Motherboards

When a motherboard manufacturer develops a product, it has to consider which third party controllers are going to be used. When we discuss network controllers, there are several entrants...

27 by Ian Cutress on 7/6/2015

The Joys of 802.11ac WiFi

We’ve had quite a few major wireless networking standards over the years, and while some have certainly been better than others, I have remained a strong adherent of wired...

139 by Jarred Walton on 7/8/2013

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