Gigamon adds GigaSMART to GigaVUE H Series

Gigamon has expanded the capabilities of its Traffic Visibility Fabric portfolio by adding its GigaSMART technology in the GigaVUE H Series of fabric nodes. The GigaSMART technology, currently available on Gigamon’s G Series of fabric nodes, now delivers up to 400 Gbps of processing capacity in the high-end GigaVUE-HD8 chassis and supports a range of GigaSMART applications to enable the deduplication, modification, manipulation, and transport of network traffic as it is delivered to management, monitoring, and security tools and systems.

Gigamon has expanded the capabilities of its Traffic Visibility Fabric portfolio by adding its GigaSMART technology in the GigaVUE H Series of fabric nodes. The GigaSMART technology, currently available on Gigamon’s G Series of fabric nodes, now delivers up to 400 Gbps of processing capacity in the high-end GigaVUE-HD8 chassis and supports a range of GigaSMART applications to enable the deduplication, modification, manipulation, and transport of network traffic as it is delivered to management, monitoring, and security tools and systems.

“As the volume and speed of network traffic continues to increase, the need to converge on a single platform – a fabric – that not only simplifies and automates traffic visibility, but also provides built-in intelligence, will drive the way organizations choose to monitor and manage their networks,” said Paul Hooper, vice president of marketing at Gigamon. “We see the features offered by GigaSMART as an anticipated and necessary next step in the evolution of the Visibility Fabric.”

In conjunction with the H Series GigaSMART announcement, Gigamon has also established a platform for a four-phase evolution of its Visibility Fabric. This launch provides the enabling technology for the second phase – the Engaged Visibility Fabric – with subsequent planned phases to include an Active Visibility Fabric and Living Visibility Fabric.

“Gigamon's continued investment in its GigaSMART technology takes network visibility into a software-based model that delivers unparalleled control and flexibility for network operations,” said Nick Lippis, the author of the Lippis Report. “Their four-phase fabric evolution plan would deliver customers a steady stream of value added features and capabilities over the life of their Gigamon relationship.”

Bob Laliberte of the Enterprise Strategy Group sees a growing demand to control management traffic as Enterprises consolidate and increase the density of data centers. “With the recent growth in the volume of traffic, compounded with the drive to take advantage of virtualization and cloud technologies, the burden on IT to manage increasingly complex infrastructure continues to amplify,” he said. “Managing the reliability and performance of infrastructure requires powerful visibility into the traffic moving between applications and devices in both physical and virtual environments.”

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