April 09, 2013
COSTA MESA, Calif., April 9 — Emulex Corporation, the leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced the results of definitive 100Gb Ethernet (100GbE) performance tests that demonstrated incredible strides being made by Endace, a division of Emulex, in the capacity for full-stream recording over high speed networks. The tests were performed in partnership with Ixia, a provider of test, assessment and optimization solutions that accelerate and secure application delivery, and Merlin International, a leading IT solution provider to the U.S. federal government.
For organizations considering 100GbE deployments, the ground-breaking tests further validate the leadership of Endace intelligent network recording solutions. Network recording is essential for effective network troubleshooting, diagnostics and security forensics, and the lack of solutions in this space has challenged operations teams’ deployment of 100GbE network technology.
The reality is that many network analytics and security forensics tools in use today can only handle a fraction of a 10 Gb per second (Gbps) link, let alone 100 Gbps, meaning outputs are often inaccurate and misleading. Endace customers have proven that it’s only by having complete data that operations and security teams can resolve issues without any guesswork.
“The availability of full-rate network recording at 100GbE is an important milestone on the road to broader adoption of 100GbE technology,” said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development. “These test results are also highly relevant to today's 10GbE world. Until now, network and operations security teams have been forced to choose between high bandwidth and network visibility. With this independent validation, by Ixia and Merlin, of the accuracy of EndaceProbes in recording full network streams at 10 Gbps and above, we’ve proven that they can have both.”
These test results prove conclusively that Endace products enable line rate network recording on a 100GbE network link, with zero packet loss. This new milestone was established by leveraging the newly-introduced EndaceAccess Network Visibility Headend in conjunction with proven EndaceProbe Intelligent Network Recorders.
The tests, conducted at the Merlin International Laboratory in Washington D.C., utilized the Ixia XM2 with a 100GbE and a 10GbE Load Modules tester connected to an EndaceAccess Network Visibility Headend and multiple EndaceProbes. The test substantiated the following:
“100GbE networking is real and organizations need to be confident the tools they use to monitor and protect their networks are capable of handling full network load when the network is under attack,” said Michael Haugh, senior market development manager, Ixia.
“This is an important test for our federal customers who are actively looking at leading-edge 100GbE networking solutions,” said David Brager, CTO, Merlin International. “We’re pleased to have been part of the testing process and look forward to working with IXIA and Endace in the future.”
Emulex, the leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, provides hardware and software solutions for global networks that support enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex’s products enable unrivaled end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration. The Company's I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, have been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs, including Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle, and can be found in the data centers of nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Emulex’s monitoring and management solutions, including its portfolio of network visibility and recording products, provide organizations with complete network performance management at speeds up to 100Gb Ethernet. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.
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