Monday, May 6, 2013

Gigamon Builds its Unified Visibility Fabric


Gigamon continues to build its Visibility Fabric architecture with the introduction of a a new Visibility Fabric node, the GigaVUE-HB1 for branch offices and the implementation of a new Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Gigamon’s H Series product line.

The new GigaVUE-HB1 extends Gigamon's pervasive and intelligent visibility and packet modification into a customer’s remote sites and enables remote network monitoring by tunneling monitored data back to a central site for tool centralization and consolidation through a unified Visibility Fabric architecture. The platform comes with GigaSMART technology, which offers the ability to normalize traffic and perform VXLAN decapsulation for monitoring virtualized network overlays, ERSPAN termination, packet de-duplication, packet masking and packet slicing, among others.

The new graphical interface is being introduced as part of the H Series 3.0 OS Software release, which also enables customers to utilize Gigamon’s GigaPORT-C01 100Gb blade for visibility into full line-rate 100Gb Ethernet connections.

Gigamon is also introducing a proof-of-concept application called FlowVUE which will offer flow-based correlation services. Gigamon recently announced a strategy to develop a unified Visibility Fabric architecture that would ultimately deliver orchestrated visibility across physical, virtual and software-defined networks (SDN). These additions to the Gigamon portfolio further that strategy by extending the reach of the Visibility Fabric architecture to remote locations and providing ease of use and configurability for simplified management and provisioning of monitoring policies. FlowVUE, upon release, will help tame big data and allow for the ability to intelligently correlate network traffic for tool optimization.

FlowVUE will join the session-aware flow de-duplication application as the second visibility application to be developed by Gigamon in the Applications Layer. These applications offer flow-based correlation services to tools, ensuring optimal tool utilization and performance by making network-based big data more manageable. Gigamon said it plans to continue to work with technology partners and other third parties to develop additional applications as well as continuing to work on in-house applications.

http://www.gigamon.com/traffic-visibility-fabric

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