Network packet brokers are crucial to businesses nowadays in a time where networks are becoming increasingly overburdened due to new devices constantly being introduced to the corporate infrastructure. This week, we saw the space once again expand due to some exciting and just released innovations.
First up, it was revealed that due to the fact that load balancing is just as vital to an enterprise as an NPB the Dynamic Load Balancer was unveiled this week. Hosted via the cloud, it is touted as enabling users to be up and running right away with access to a much higher level of scalability and flexibility within operations than ever before.
"If you're deploying applications in the cloud, load balancing is an essential requirement," said Mark Worsey, CIO and executive vice president of Technology at GoGrid.
Company officials added that this offering can be leveraged to simply create a tiered environment, with the Dynamic Load Balancers ramping up visibility into all traffic taking place within the company. In addition, it can be used to proactively manage server load across multiple servers, helping businesses to detect and fix small problems before they become major issues.
In other news, Radvision (News - Alert) has officially debuted eVident, a robust suite of video network readiness and monitoring tools. Through powering an array of intelligent monitoring functionalities, the portfolio guarantees firm will be able to successfully integrate video into their daily activities without any associated challenges.
“eVident helps take the guesswork out of IP audio and video deployments while ensuring a high quality video experience in even the largest deployments,” said Ira M. Weinstein, senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse (News - Alert) Research.
Some of the offering’s key features include real-time voice and video monitoring, RVMON, quality measurement and analysis and VQInsider. IT admins can turn to PreVideo to continuously ensure their networks are working up to par as well as better determine when or if they should transition to a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) platform.
Closing out the week, Aryaka (News - Alert) formed a strategic alliance with Orion. While Aryaka is known for its WAN Optimization-as-a-Service and Network-as-a-Service solutions, Orion is always enhancing its IT services to encompass more vital functionalities, thus, this relationship will benefit both parties significantly. Orion will also be leveraging Aryaka’s networks to complete large data transfers much more efficiently.
Through this newly inked agreement, Orion can access service that has a connection speed said to be nine times faster than what it had been seeing before the partnership. With end-to-end WAN and application visibility in addition to a significant reduction in costs, the company can complete as much as 24 times more than they had been able to do earlier.
There you have it, this week in network packet broker news. Be sure to stay tuned to the Network Packet Broker Community exclusively on TMCnet for all of the most up-to-date information from this growing vertical.