ONPATH UCS Packet Blade Boasts Same Functionality as a Network Packet Broker
September 25, 2012
Tolly Group, an independent provider of third-party testing and validation services for the IT industry, has certified ONPATH Technologies’ Universal Connectivity System Packet Blade which powers the same type of capabilities usually found within a network packet broker.
ONPATH's UCS P-Blade was evaluated by Tolly on the basis of its scalability, functionality and ease of management. The P-Blade offers ultra-low latency in a highly flexible, scalable Layer 1-4 platform, designed to improve network and application performance monitoring, network security, and forensic recording.
The UCS 3900 switch family offers P-Blade-based solutions ranging from 16 ports to 576 non-blocking ports of 1/10 Gbps or up to 48 ports of 40Gbps non-blocking ports, thereby providing the ultimate solution in terms of scalability and investment protection.
Customers utilizing the HorizON centralized management system in addition to the latest Packet Blade technology will now be able to see a much higher level of monitoring due to these advanced features, which can e used anytime and from any site in the world along with the ability to seamlessly scale their networks to thousands of ports.
In a statement, Kevin Tolly, founder of the Tolly Group, said, "Our test results validate that ONPATH's UCS Packet Blade meets the requirements of a network packet broker by providing a flexible solution for various network monitoring applications." "The UCS 3900 proves to be a scalable platform for reliable packet transport, and coupled with the HorizON centralized management software, the company delivers an effective monitoring access solution for managing multiple systems across multiple geographies."
In related news, recently Network Packet Broker had the news that VSS Monitoring has unveiled its Network Packet Broker for Dummies book, serving as an informative guide that explains to users why they need to implement this offering in their corporate network right away.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein