Gigamon Solution Addresses Traffic Visibility After Network Upgrades

New technology enables IT managers to intelligently aggregate data from 10Gb ports regardless of utilization rates.

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Gigamon has expanded its portfolio of solutions to further enable enterprise managers to efficiently and improve gain visibility of all traffic traversing their networks. Following a network upgrade cycle, higher-speed, low-utilization ports created a challenge as the volume of traffic could not justify the higher-speed physical connectivity into a visibility facrick. The launch of two new products that combine to create a powerful aggregation solution, address this challenge. At the same time, the products double the density for the H Series family and deliver 40Gb connectivity in preparation for the next upgrade cycle and higher-speed monitoring tools in the future.


Gigamon’s family of GigaVUE traffic visibility nodes, that create an intelligent and pervasive visibility facrick to deliver traffic flows from across broad networks to appropriate, centralized management, monitoring, or security systems, now includes a solution designed specifically to aggregate traffic from low-utilization links.

The GigaVUE-TA1 node consolidates multiple low-utilization ports into “gateway” ports that connect directly into a visibility facrick. As enterprises and data centers transition from 1Gb to 10Gb networks, many upgraded ports continue to carry traffic below the 1Gb links originally replaced and often run at five percent utilization or lower. Aggregating data from these lower-utilization ports has typically been inefficient, resource demanding, or costly, making the task difficult or even impossible to justify. When multiplied across numerous similar characteristic ports, the challenge can lead to a significant gap in network visibility. With the Gigamon GigaVUE-TA1 node, traffic from low-utilization ports are aggregated in advance of connection into the Visibility facrick, allowing for pervasive visibility and, as a direct result, improved measurement and management of an enterprises’ network.

The GigaVUE-TA1 is ready for high-availability and demanding deployments by delivering 640Gb of connectivity in 1RU, having front-to-back cooling and options for hot-swap power and fan trays.

New High-density GigaPORT Blade

With the arrival of the GigaPORT-Q02X32 H Series line-card, Gigamon expands its terabit visibility fabric solution built around the H Series of chassis products. The new blade offers a full 320Gb of connectivity in a single chassis slot through 24 ports of 10Gb and 2 ports of 40Gb. This blade almost triples the connectivity density of the H Series while providing high-speed traffic ingress from SPAN ports, inter-node stacking, and aggregation uplinks at up to 40Gb. The blade is also future-proofed -- it allows monitoring, management, and security tools to be attached at 40Gb when needed. The GigaPort line card is compatible with all H Series products that are ready for data center deployments with front-to-back cooling, redundant power and fan, and offer high-density connectivity.

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