Gigamon announced new 100Gb product offerings and software updates to its portfolio that further extend the power of its market leading visibility solutions for high-performance enterprise networks, as well as 4G/5G LTE mobile operator infrastructure.
Enterprises and service providers are accelerating plans to upgrade to 100Gb Ethernet to support the high-bandwidth applications and systems that customers, business partners, subscribers and Internet of Things (IoT) implementers rely on and expect. For many of these upgrades, however, the traffic from high bandwidth links will far exceed the throughput of existing security and monitoring tools and applications.
Gigamon’s Visibility FabricTM with new 100Gb offerings resolves the speed mismatch while preserving existing investments in performance monitoring and network protection. Enterprises and service providers with current or planned 100Gb deployments can combine the benefits of the new 100Gb Gigamon portfolio with the software enhancements of the GigaVUE-OS and GigaVUE-FM Fabric Manager to help their new high performance networks maintain availability, compliance and security that is consistent with capabilities available prior to the upgrade.
Specifically, the new products introduced include:
- The GigaPORT-C06X24: A new interface module with six 100Gb ports and twenty-four 10Gb ports for the GigaVUE HD Series Visibility Fabric Node
- The GigaPORT-C02: A new interface module with two 100Gb ports for GigaVUE-HC2 Visibility Fabric Node
- The GigaVUE-TA100: A compact thirty-two 100Gb port system for efficient traffic aggregation in the Visibility Fabric
- The G-TAP M Series: Featuring high-density passive optical TAPs for non-intrusive traffic access to 100Gb short-reach and long-reach links
Concurrent with these new hardware products are more than 30 new capabilities introduced as part of GigaVUE-OS software 4.6, GigaVUE-FM Fabric Management software 3.3, and the GigaVUE-VM virtual software edition 3.3.
Key new capabilities introduced include:
- Metadata generation: Domain Name System (DNS) activity is appended to the NetFlow record for use in security analysis (i.e., detecting attackers and their lateral movement);
- 100Gb logical bypass: Enables inline security and availability of 100Gb networks;
- GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) load balancing in clustered environments: Combines up to 32 nodes per cluster so that several Terabits of traffic in a mobile provider’s infrastructure can be efficiently correlated and distributed to security and performance applications;
- Enhanced topology visualization: Visualization of both the Visibility Fabric elements and the connected tools via GigaVUE-FM Fabric Manager;
- Real-time traffic visualization: Tracks traffic variations in real time on GigaVUE-FM Fabric Manager;
- Elastic search capability in GigaVUE-FM Fabric Manager: Enables quick search of the database for information and events of interest;
- Import/export topologies: From GigaVUE-FM Fabric Manager from/to Microsoft Excel; and
- OpenStack extensions: Include packet sampling of monitored traffic and simplified provider management of multi-tenant environments.
“Big data applications and meteoric growth in network traffic are driving 100G upgrades,” said Ananda Rajagopal, VP of Product Management, Gigamon. “Our Visibility Fabric ingests these massive traffic feeds and applies our patented traffic selection and intelligent optimization techniques, so that customers can significantly extend the effectiveness of existing security and performance monitoring efforts.”
The new 100Gb products are available immediately for pre-order and will ship in April 2016. The GigaVUE-TA100 will ship in May 2016. GigaVUE OS 4.6 and GigaVUE FM 3.3 are available for download now by those with active software support agreements.
Modern complex systems are easy to develop and deploy but extremely difficult to observe. Their IT Ops data gets very messy. If you have ever worked with modern Ops teams, you will know this. There are multiple issues with data, from collection to processing to storage to getting proper insights at the right time. I will try to group and simplify them as much as possible and suggest possible solutions to do it right ...
In Agile, development and testing work in tandem, with testing being performed at each stage of the software delivery lifecycle, also known as the SDLC. This combination of development and testing is known as "shifting left." Shift left is a software development testing practice intended to resolve any errors or performance bottlenecks as early in the software development lifecycle (SDLC) as possible ...
Overwhelmingly, business leaders cited digital preparedness as key to their ability to adapt, according to an in-depth study by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), looking into how the relationship between technology, business and people evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic ...
Robotic Data Automation (RDA) is a new paradigm to help automate data integration and data preparation activities involved in dealing with machine data for Analytics and AI/Machine Learning applications. RDA is not just a framework, but also includes a set of technologies and product capabilities that help implement the data automation ...
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to changing the experience of employees during a pandemic, but technological innovation can have a positive impact on how employees work from home as companies design their digital workspace strategy. The IT team supporting this shift needs to think about the following questions ...
Downtime. It's more than just a bar on the Rebel Alliance's base on Folor. For IT Ops teams, downtime is not fun. It costs time, money and often, user frustration. It takes more than the Force to handle incidents ... it takes an intergalactic team. An effective incident management team is made up of people with many different skill sets, styles and approaches. We thought it would be fun to map the heroes of IT Ops with Star Wars characters (across Star Wars generations) based on their traits ...
Vendors and their visions often run ahead of the real-world pack — at least, the good ones do, because progress begins with vision. The downside of this rush to tomorrow is that IT practitioners can be left to ponder the practicality of technologies and wonder if their organization is ahead of the market curve or sliding behind in an invisible race that is always competitive ...
According to a new report, Digital Workspace Deployment & Performance Monitoring in the New Normal, 82% of respondents had changes in their digital workspaces due to the pandemic ...
There are a few best practices that DevOps teams should keep in mind to ensure they are not lost in the weeds when incorporating visibility and troubleshooting programs into their systems, containers, and infrastructures. Let's dive into these best practices ...