Wednesday, May 4, 2011

cPacket Launches 10G Data Monitoring Switch

cPacket Networks, a start-up based in Mountain View, California, introduced a new line of data monitoring switches that combine aggregation and replication with real time L2-L7 packet filtering, on-the-fly performance visibility, and built-in flow load balancing.

The cVu product family includes the cVu320G with 32 10-Gigabit ports, which was introduced in Interop last year; the cVu240G with 24 10-Gigabit ports; and the new cVu120G with 12 10-Gigabit ports.

"Our products inspect every bit in every packet and every flow at full line rate under any traffic conditions and can immediately trigger automatic actions based upon the observed data or key performance indicators," said Rony Kay, founder and CEO of cPacket.

The company said its new switches are particularly valuable for financial services and trading applications that need highly accurate latency measurement and optimization because they also support an optional Precision Timing Module for real time analysis of microbursts and for nanosecond resolution time stamping directly at the transceiver input. The accurate time stamping is coupled with cPacket's hardware and software clock-synchronization architecture, which facilitates precise measurement of applications latency and jitter. The performance counters and time stamps can be used as data feeds to a variety of commercial and open source tools.