A few months ago we announced a new version of our primary I/O card, the 6x10GigE Network Acceleration Blade. With six 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, this new NAB seriously supercharges the capacity and performance of our appliance. Compared to the previously highest-capacity 2x10GE NAB – which still meets or exceeds the needs of many customers, mind you – the 6×10 has 4 times as much memory, supports 4 times more throughput, and has twice the processing capacity, compression bandwidth, and SSL encryption speed.
What’s that all add up to? It’s at least twice as fast as the 2×10, and in some use cases it quadruples the performance and/or capacity. To bring these improvements to life and show what this impressive piece of hardware can do, I’ve put together a series of four videos that focus on different aspects of this exciting new hardware.
1. A brief introduction to the hardware itself.
2. Watch our appliance handle a somewhat staggering 80Gbps of I/O. Remember, that’s 80Gbps of information being intelligently routed between a diverse and dynamic set of senders and receivers, through a single card.
3. Watch our appliance process 17 million messages a second worth of equally balanced input and output, the kind of traffic you’d see when routing real-time information between enterprise applications.
4. Watch our appliance take in 2M messages a second and fan out 16M, the kind of traffic pattern you’d be looking at when distributing information, such as market data, to large numbers of customers or partners.
I hope you find the videos interesting and informative.