Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gigamon to Deliver Traffic Visibility for White Box Hardware

Gigamon plans to offer its GigaVUE-OS software on select third party 'white box' hardware.

Gigamon said the new release for white box hardware will work seamlessly with the existing components of its Visibility Fabric, allowing Web-scale data center operators to expand the scope and scale of monitoring while retaining the functionality, agility and scale of visibility they have come to expect from a Gigamon fabric. The new offering will be compatible with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) boot loader that allows multiple operating systems to leverage the same underlying hardware. As part of this initiative, GigaVUE-OS will be initially certified to operate with select hardware from QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) and Agema Systems, Inc., two of the world's leading white box suppliers.

"With the announcement of GigaVUE-OS for white box platforms, Gigamon is essentially extending the edge layer of the visibility architecture to the high volume, 'TAP all' world of the Data Center operator," said Ananda Rajagopal, Vice President Product Line Management at Gigamon. "By managing the entire visibility infrastructure through a centralized Fabric Manager, operators can lay the foundation for truly active visibility built around Software Defined Visibility."

In the first phase of introduction, GigaVUE-OS will be offered as a perpetual software license on selected QCT bare metal hardware, with beta trials planned for February 2015 and general availability planned for April 2015.