Service providers, private clouds, and large enterprises must contend with the collection, processing, and aggregation of traffic from a high number of network segments, while addressing space and power constraints in the data center and managing the migration to 40 and 100Gbps network infrastructure.
ANetwork professionals today are challenged by increasing network speeds (beyond 10Gbps) and the pressure to optimize the cost of security and operational tools—challenges especially acute in large-scale environments.
High-density, flexible visibility solutions that reliably support high speed links are critical to enabling cost-effective, large-scale network monitoring, regardless of throughput or tool processing capacity.
The VB6000 is a massively scalable blade & chassis network packet broker that redefines the economics of the datacenter, allowing network owners to aggregate, monitor and secure traffic at hyper-scale.
Serving as the aggregation backbone for centralized network tools, the VB6000 is scalable to up to 6Tbps of throughput and 600 ports at speeds of 1GigE to 100GigE. The VB6000 offers redundant management modules and a highly available architecture, ensuring line rate and full throughput performance at 6Tbps, regardless of traffic and processing load.
The density of the VB6000 reduces the space and power consumed by the monitoring infrastructure, while significantly lowering per port costs and streamlining management and support.
Using the VB6000 speed conversion, filtering and load balancing features, tools designed to process traffic at 1 and 10Gbps can continue to be leveraged across 40 and 100Gbps networks. Efficient mediation of network traffic enables tools to operate more efficiently—extending their life span and increasing their ROI.
The VB6000 is fully compatible with the VSS vBroker series of network packet brokers. The vBrokers are an intelligent, modular suite of products designed to provide persistent, flexible visibility to network tools and security systems, optimizing their functions and enabling them to scale as networks grow and usage increases. Complementing the VB6000 in 100Gbps performance is the VB520—a compact 1-100Gbps vBroker designed for distributed environments and supporting up to forty I/O connections.
Leveraging the vStack+ protocol, the VB6000 can be deployed as part of a redundant, flexible, and highly scalable architecture of vBrokers, known as vMesh. vMesh enables network owners to create a Unified Visibility Plane for comprehensive network access across