ipoque Launches Carrier-Grade PRX-10G Traffic Manager

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Blade-based design provides high availability and scalability up to six 10-gigabit links.

ipoque, provider of professional solutions for Internet traffic management and analysis, has launched the new carrier-grade PRX-10G Traffic Manager which scales up to 60 gigabits per second and is based on IBM BladeCenter® technology. Up to six fully loaded Gigabit Ethernet or 10-Gigabit Ethernet links can be managed in a single chassis, where up to twelve load-balancing blades share the traffic load. The built-in high availability with automatic hardware fail-over ensures uninterrupted network connectivity in case of a blade failure. With the optional NEBS (Network Equipment-Building System) compliance, the PRX-10G can be installed in provider networks which have particularly strict requirements on their infrastructures.

PRX-10G enables operators to monitor and control network traffic per application and per subscriber. It has been optimized to meet the performance requirements of the most demanding network environments. As the network load rises, packet processing blades can be added. A fully equipped system is capable of processing up to 60 gigabits per second and 4.2 million packets per second. Its internal design avoids packet queuing yielding latencies below 0.1 millisecond.

PRX-10G can manage 12 million active subscribers with over 240 million concurrent connections. In case of a blade failure, the remaining blades take over and the failed blade can be replaced with no network interruption. With optional hot-standby blades, the full system performance is maintained even during such an event. Most other system components are also redundant and hot-pluggable.

IBM BladeCenter® needs up to 35 percent less energy than other rack servers without sacrificing performance. The proven technology enables easy and efficient support. Parts can be replaced based on IBM's worldwide support network. ipoque offers customization services to meet specific requirements not available in off-the-shelf products.

"This is a milestone for ipoque. Compared to our previous traffic managers, this is a giant leap in capacity and marks ipoque's definite entry in the large carrier market," says Klaus Mochalski, CEO of ipoque.

PRX Traffic Manager
PRX Traffic Manager is a comprehensive and cost-effective bandwidth management solution enabling operators to monitor and control network traffic per application and per subscriber. PRX Traffic Manager detects applications with a combination of layer-7 deep packet inspection (DPI) and behavioral traffic analysis. All major protocols including P2P file sharing, instant messaging, media streaming and Internet telephony are supported. The integrated QoS management allows prioritization, shaping and blocking of classified traffic. Extensive accounting features provide in-depth application- and subscriber-aware network visibility. For further information visit http://www.ipoque.com

About ipoque:
ipoque is the leading European provider of Internet traffic management solutions. Designed for Internet service providers, enterprises and educational institutions, ipoque's PRX Traffic Manager allows to effectively monitor, shape and optimize network applications. These include the most critical and hard-to-detect protocols used for peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P), instant messaging (IM), Voice over IP (VoIP), including the popular Skype, and media streaming.


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