NetScout® Systems, Inc. today announced that Tolly Group, an independent provider of third-party testing and validation services for the IT industry, has tested and certified the performance claims of the recently announced nGenius® 3900 series packet flow switch and nGenius PFS Management software. In their validation testing, Tolly Group evaluated the nGenius switch key characteristics, including throughput, latency, packet loss, feature functionality and ease of overall provisioning and system management. Test results highlighted in the report show the nGenius 3900 series switch delivers 100 percent line rate throughput along with sustained ultra-low latency and zero packet loss in all instances. In the report, Tolly also validated that the nGenius PFS Management software has an intuitive, drag-and-drop GUI that accelerates the setup and simplifies the management of hundreds of connections across a multi-chassis nGenius 3900 series deployment. The Tolly Group report is available on the Tolly Group web site and may also be accessed at www.netscout.com/tolly-pfs.
“Our test results validate that the nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch provides the scale, performance, intelligence and flexibility to construct seamless large-scale network monitoring fabrics,” said Kevin Tolly, founder of the Tolly Group. “In our testing, we validated that the nGenius 3900 series switch works as advertised. Our testing concluded that the platform provides full feature support on every port, including aggregation, filtering, load balancing and source port tagging with consistently low and deterministic latency across connections and features. We measured latency for both 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 40GbE configurations and witnessed feature support that worked seamlessly on a single module, as well as between modules, within a multi-module chassis system. Further testing validated that the nGenius 3900 series switch delivered line-rate performance with zero packet loss when aggregating, filtering and load balancing traffic at up to 1.44 Tbps of tested full-duplex traffic. In addition, our testing confirmed that the nGenius PFS Management software provides seamless and consistent management and provisioning for multiple nGenius 3900 series switches that simplifies and automates management for large-scale, multi-location network monitoring deployments.”