MINNEAPOLIS, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Instruments, a worldwide leader in network and application performance monitoring, announced today the release of its new hardware and software interface for capturing and analyzing full-duplex 40 Gb data center performance.
The platform is the first full-duplex analysis interface for 40 Gb networks. Coupled with the GigaStor™ retrospective network analysis appliance, IT teams can store up to 5 PB of traffic to validate and manage network and application performance on critical 40 Gb links.
"Our enterprise customers, as they build new data centers, are seriously investigating 40 Gb," said Charles Thompson, director of product strategy for Network Instruments. "As the leader in optimizing performance in high-throughput environments, we have to have the right solutions ready when our clients migrate to 40 Gb. With the new platform, we guarantee the transition to higher-speed networks will be seamless and potential visibility gaps eliminated."
40 Gb Capture Technology
Network Instruments released the new Gen2™ capture card, designed and developed in-house to handle the significant data acquisition and analysis demands of 40 Gb network environments. The new card operates on both single and multimode 40 Gb links. With onboard hardware acceleration, filtering, and de-duplication, the Gen2 product line features the fastest capture cards available with the capacity to support full-duplex gigabit, 10 Gb, and 40 Gb environments.
Secure 40 Gb Access
Another key component of the company's 40 Gb offering is the new 40 Gb multimode optical nTAP™. The full-duplex, optical nTAP is the first in the industry to provide permanent, passive access to full-duplex 40 Gb traffic. It will not introduce points of failure on the network, or impact the performance of other devices. Because it does not have an IP address or require power to function, the device is secure from hack attacks.
About Network Instruments
Established in 1994, Network Instruments is an industry leader in application and network management. It provides products that optimize performance and speed problem resolution, helping ensure delivery of critical applications for businesses worldwide. Network Instruments delivers these benefits through a seamlessly integrated line of software and hardware systems that are precision engineered for exact network monitoring and analysis. For more information, visit www.networkinstruments.com.
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