Network Instruments Unveils Field-Upgradable GigaStor Line at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

New Appliances Provide Unmatched Scalability for Data Center Performance Management

Oct 18, 2010, 06:45 ET from Network Instruments

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Instruments®, a worldwide leader in network and application management, today announced the availability of a new line of GigaStor™ retrospective network analysis (RNA) appliances. The new line features significantly more storage in the same footprint as competing products and new options for expanding storage capacity in the field through its new internally-designed chassis. Scaling from 8 TB-576 TB, GigaStor is the first RNA device with the capability of expanding the number of drives available for large scale data collection at the monitoring site.

"The new GigaStor chassis is purpose-built to address the primary concerns of our data center customers of space, speed, and scalability," said Bruce Clark, vice president of worldwide sales for Network Instruments. "It allows us to increase storage capacity by 300% compared to past GigaStor single-chassis appliances. It is also the foundation for our data-center focused product initiatives including the launch of the only network recorder to save traffic to disk at full line rate on full-duplex 10 Gb links and the first field-upgradable network recording appliance."  

Flexibility in the Field

With the massive increase in the amount of critical information and applications being housed in data centers, it's difficult for organizations to estimate their storage needs for post-event analysis and resolution. Larger organizations need the flexibility GigaStor offers to rapidly scale their performance management solutions on site. The new field-upgradable line of GigaStors offers the flexibility to purchase an appliance capable of storing either 8 TB or 16 TB, and then upgrading the appliance without removing it from the rack to store 16 TB, 32 TB, or 48 TB.

To Arrange an Interview at Gartner Symposium

Members of the senior management team at Network Instruments will be attending the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo show held October 18-21, in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Resort. Douglas Smith, president and co-founder, and Bruce Clark will be available to discuss the new GigaStor line and provide specifics at the company's booth (#1016) on the Gartner IT Expo floor. To arrange an interview, please contact Stephen Brown at (952) 358-3820.

About Network Instruments

Network Instruments, a leading provider of performance management and troubleshooting for sixteen years, helps organizations ensure the delivery of business-critical applications. The company's platform of management and reporting products provides comprehensive visibility into networks and applications to optimize performance, speed troubleshooting, and assist long-term capacity planning. Network Instruments achieved profitability in its first quarter and posted revenue growth every year since its founding — without any external funding. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company has sales offices worldwide and distributors in over 50 countries. For more information, please visit


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