Endace, a provider of intelligent network recording and visibility infrastructure, stated that with its new 100G Ethernet capable network visibility headend -- the EndaceAccess 100 -- one can monitor and troubleshoot 100G networks with standard 10G tools.
Spencer Greene, senior vice president of product management and marketing at Endace, said in a statement, “Until today, there has been no way for organizations to get visibility into 100G network segments, which has slowed 100G adoption. The EndaceAccess 100 enables organizations to leverage their existing 10 Gbps capable tools in a 100G environment. Previously, when the world moved from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps networking, the ability to leverage existing tools in this way proved to be a major advantage for organizations, and we expect this to be the case as organizations make the natural transition from 10 Gbps to 40G and 100G networking.”
Endace’s EndaceAccess family of headend systems solves the problem of ultra-high speed network access by ingesting 40G or 100G traffic and load balancing traffic out over multiple 10Gbps port which in turn enables 10 Gbps monitoring or security tools to be used in both 40G and 100G environments.
The EndaceAccess is capable of accurately multiplexing 100G traffic into multiple 10 Gbps slices. Compatible with any 10Gbps capable tool including Endace’s own range of Intelligent Network Recorders, the headend’s flow-safe intelligent load balancing feature reportedly helps in managing oversubscription. It leverages the company’s own DAG technology and can be configured to support LAN or WAN protocols, making it practical for deployment in both the data center and WAN environments.
Until now, 100G has been widely adopted by large enterprises and carriers while smaller companies find it hard to cope with 100G as their monitoring tools do not have to facility to withstand huge levels of network traffic. But the EndaceAccess 100 helps in overcoming this critical shortcoming and enables easy deployment of 100G technology within many organizations.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey