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  • 4 February 2013 10:11

Gigamon announces high density 40Gb solution to address pervasive visibility for data centres

H Series family expands to support 40Gb growth in data centres

SYDNEY, February 4, 2013 – Gigamon®, a leading provider of Traffic Visibility Fabric™ solutions, has announced a new high density 40Gb blade, the GigaPORT-Q08 for the GigaVUE® H Series Chassis, which further addresses the scalability and visibility needs of data centre managers as they meet the challenges of increasing traffic volume within data centres.

Gigamon’s flagship solution, the high-performance, high-density GigaVUE H Series, represents the latest generation of purpose-built technology to handle up to 2.5Tb of monitored traffic, delivering it intelligently to the appropriate application, security, or performance management systems. With the addition of the GigaPORT-Q08 blade, pervasive visibility scales to increasingly dense data centre network architectures, whether end-of-row (EoR) or top-of-rack (ToR) deployments.

“The rapid growth in the amount of information traversing networks and the increasing need for workload flexibility in an on-demand data centre has created the need for pervasive visibility that can scale to accommodate the increased traffic demands,” said Bob Laliberte of Enterprise Strategy Group.

“As enterprises and data centres respond to the ever-increasing volume of network traffic and the need to effectively and efficiently manage their environment, they look to Gigamon for a scalable, pervasive, and intelligent monitoring infrastructure. The new 40Gb solution delivers the next wave in higher density deployments, while also enabling pervasive traffic visibility for monitoring, management and security tools for both physical and virtual networks,” said Huy Nguyen, Sr. Director of Product Management at Gigamon.

The new GigaPORT-Q08 blade offers line rate performance and connectivity with eight 40Gb ports. This allows the new blade to quadruple the 40Gb connectivity density of the GigaVUE H Series while providing high-speed traffic ingress from SPAN ports, inter-node stacking and aggregation uplinks at up to 40Gb. The blade also supports direct-connection to monitoring, management and security tools.

In addition, the GigaPORT-Q08 blade offers the ability to aggregate multiple links with a GigaVUE-TA1 traffic aggregation node, which consolidates multiple low utilisation links into ‘gateway’ ports. This aggregation takes place at the top of each rack and then sends the traffic through the 40Gb ports into the GigaPORT-Q08 blade in a GigaVUE H Series Node at the end of the row, resulting in a consolidated and efficient visibility architecture.

The GigaVUE-TA1 is part of Gigamon’s popular family of GigaVUE traffic visibility nodes, which are designed to work together to create an intelligent and pervasive Visibility Fabric to deliver traffic flows from broad networks to the appropriate, centralised management, monitoring or security systems.

About the Visibility Fabric

At Gigamon we realised that delivering the visibility essential to manage, analyse and secure the complex system that is the IT infrastructure requires a new approach. With millions of traffic flows across thousands of endpoints, visibility needs to be pervasive, intelligent and dynamic. Using our patented, unique technology, we created an innovative new approach for delivering this visibility called the Traffic Visibility Fabric. This new approach is intelligent and versatile in its ability to enable visibility into the network. For more information visit

About Gigamon

Gigamon provides an intelligent Traffic Visibility Fabric for enterprises, data centres and service providers around the globe. Our technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with pervasive visibility and control of traffic across both physical and virtual environments without affecting the performance or stability of the production network. Through patented technologies and centralised management, the Gigamon GigaVUE portfolio of high availability and high density products intelligently delivers the appropriate network traffic to security, monitoring or management systems. With over eight years’ experience designing and building traffic visibility products in the USA, Gigamon solutions are deployed globally across vertical markets including over half of the Fortune 100 and many government and federal agencies.

For more information

Jim Balog ANZ Regional Sales Director, Gigamon Tel +61 3 9823 6295 Email:

David Frost PR Deadlines, for Gigamon Tel: +61.2.4341 5021 Email:

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