Built from deployment-proven data center-class switching technology, the nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch combines the scale, intelligence, flexibility and availability needed to construct large-scale network monitoring fabrics. The nGenius 3900 series switch is available in a one-, three- and 12-slot chassis. A common high-density interface module provides local switching and packet processing capabilities that can be seamlessly interchanged across the chassis series. Each module is powered by a 720 Gbps full-duplex switching engine (1.44 Tbps aggregate), and can scale to support from 16 to 576 ports of 10 GbE and up to 48 ports of 40 GbE in a single chassis. Any port can be dynamically configured to support either incoming or outgoing traffic flows with layer 2/3/4 wire-speed intelligent packet filtering, port tagging and load balancing capabilities on every port at line rate, with no performance degradation or latency impact. The 12-slot chassis contains a 5.76 Tbps full-duplex switching fabric (11.5 Tbps aggregate), providing ample headroom to support future 100 GbE interfaces. Designed for mission-critical environments, the nGenius 3900 series switch offers a highly available redundant architecture with a fault tolerant switch fabric, non-stop switching across the chassis and stateful redundancy for the management system.Industry-Leading Large Scale Unified Management and Provisioning NetScout is also delivering the nGenius PFS Management software to support the deployment and administration of large-scale network monitoring fabrics constructed with the nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch. The nGenius PFS Management software provides unified device management and enables end-to-end automated drag-and-drop provisioning across distributed chassis. This massive scale enables administrators to rapidly build, store, schedule and execute configuration changes and perform software updates across all deployed switches regardless of their physical location. Planned integration with the nGenius Service Assurance Solution will further extend manageability, enabling organizations to control and provision the nGenius switch from within nGenius Performance Manager.
“NetScout continues to drive change in the network monitoring switch market that we started with our acquisition of Simena in November of 2011, and we are committed to establishing a leadership role and aggressively capturing market share,” said Steven Shalita, vice president, marketing at NetScout. “The introduction of the nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch and the nGenius PFS Management software strengthens our Unified Service Delivery Management strategy and establishes NetScout as a definitive technology leader in this segment. Building on our industry-leading nGenius Service Assurance Solution, this introduction will enable enterprise and service provider organizations to address a diverse range of deployment requirements across highly distributed network environments to reduce complexity, improve operational efficiency and increase the utilization of valuable IT resources.”Availability The nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch 1-slot and 3-slot chassis, and the high-density 1/10/40 GbE interface module are available and shipping now. The 3900 series chassis has already been shipped to a tier-1 service provider in North America. The nGenius PFS management software is also available and shipping now. The 12-slot chassis is expected to be shipping in volume in Q2CY13. Integration with the nGenius Service Assurance Solution is planned for Q2CY13. All intelligent conditioning traffic features are provided as standard with no additional feature licensing costs. The interface module offers a pay-as-you-grow configuration model enabling users to tailor port activations to meet diverse connectivity requirements. Port activation options for the interface module support both the number of active ports and interface speed on a given module. Configurations include 48 x 1 GbE ports, ports are expandable to 10 and 40 GbE; 16 x 1/10 GbE ports, expandable to 48-ports in 16 port increments; and 32 x 1/10 GbE and 4 x 40 GbE ports (the four 40 GbE ports can be used as 16 ports of 10 GbE). Module configurations are software driven and can be activated on a deployed module in-place with no service disruption. Contact NetScout or a NetScout authorized reseller for more information.
About NetScout Systems, Inc.NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is the market leader in Unified Service Delivery Management enabling comprehensive end-to-end network and application assurance. For 28 years, NetScout has delivered breakthrough packet-flow technology that provides trusted and comprehensive real-time network and application performance intelligence enabling unified assurance of the network, applications and users. These solutions enable IT staff to predict, preempt and resolve network and service delivery problems while facilitating the optimization and capacity planning of the network infrastructure. NetScout nGenius® and Sniffer® solutions are deployed at more than 20,000 of the world’s largest enterprises, government agencies, and more than 148 service providers, on over one million physical and 2,000 virtual network segments to assure the network, applications, and service delivery to their users and customers. For more information about NetScout go to http://www.netscout.com. NetScout, nGenius, and Sniffer are registered trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc.