Phoenix Datacom announces UK availability of advanced Network Packet Broker (NPB) solutions

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Powerful new Network Packet Brokers (NPB’s) greatly help effective monitoring of increasingly complex networks and avoid overloading existing and legacy monitoring systems.

“These solutions allow our customers to meet stringent and increasing monitoring requirements and, at the same time, save money by making much better use of existing monitoring systems”, says John Carson, Managing Director of Phoenix Datacom

Phoenix Datacom has extended its range of network performance and security monitoring solutions with UK availability of two powerful new Network Packet Brokers (NPB’s) that greatly help effective monitoring of increasingly complex networks.

Today’s networks carry a bewildering array of different types of application traffic, each with its own performance and security implications, and network speeds and load factors are also increasing. Without application-aware packet brokers, both factors can lead to overloading of existing monitoring equipment and early obsolescence of legacy equipment with slower interface speeds.

The new vBroker™ 200 and vBroker™ 300 appliances, manufactured by VSS Monitoring, are Level 3 NEBS compliant and deliver the industry’s richest set of packet optimisation features, including traffic filtering/grooming, media and rate conversion, and offloading of packet processing to increase the capacity and efficiency of connected monitoring systems. The vBroker 300 Series provides the industry’s highest capacity in a 1RU format – 560 Gbps – and up to 56 ports per appliance, while the vBroker 200 Series provides the flexibility of a modular chassis in compact 1RU or 2 RU form factors.

“These solutions allow our customers to meet stringent and increasing monitoring requirements and, at the same time, save money by making much better use of existing monitoring systems”, says John Carson, Managing Director of Phoenix Datacom, “Customers can effectively connect multiple monitors to a single network and ensure that only relevant traffic is securely passed to each device.”

The new vBroker packet brokers are fully compatible with vMesh™, the mesh architecture from VSS Monitoring that can seamlessly interconnect up to 256 VSS Monitoring NPBs and more than 10,000 ports, delivering the greatest scalability and link-layer visibility in the industry, whether across multiple data center racks, physical locations or entire geographies. Customers gain unparalleled scalability to capture and broker packets across the largest networks to centralize monitoring and security systems, resulting in more efficient capital investments and fewer resources needed to manage them. vMesh provides end-to-end visibility and data access – at the link-layer – across the entire network - allowing a high-scale “pay-as-you-grow” deployment model.

About Phoenix Datacom Ltd
Phoenix Datacom is a leading supplier in the UK and Ireland of specialist products and services related to the performance and security of IT networks and applications. Established in 1984, the company is renowned for its depth of knowledge in these areas and the quality of technical support provided to its customers. Phoenix Datacom is a major supplier to fixed and mobile telecoms operators, equipment manufacturers, and corporate private and public sector organizations.

For more information, visit http://www.phoenixdatacom.com or email info(at)phoenixdatacom(dot)com

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