High Density TAP Network
Fiber Mountain's award-winning Glass Core enables the industry's highest density optical TAP, scaled via Layer 1 SDN switching, is ideal for 10- and 40-Gbps networks.
Problem: Comprehensive network monitoring with traditional TAP approaches requires an entire parallel network, which makes it a huge investment in infrastructure, space and complexity.
Solution: Managed by AllPath Director, AllPath Connect patch panels in each rack connected to the servers/storage and OPX with its unique active TAP can simultaneously multicast flows to their destinations and as many monitoring devices as required. Measured at five nanoseconds of latency port-to-port, OPX offers “bump in the wire” transport of data with protocol transparency.
Components of Fiber Mountain’s Glass Core:
- OPX - Optical Path Exchange offers 160x10Gbps ports with dense MPO connectors and on-board optics. It has been measured at five nanoseconds port-to-port latency, enabling "bump-in-the-wire" optical switching with multicast support.
- AllPath Connect family of fiber breakout interfaces, fiber port aggregators and ICID-enabled cables enable AllPath Director to configure and reconfigure direct Programmable Light Path (PLP) connections between devices without the need for human hands to manually move cables.
- AllPath Director is a centralized SDN orchestration system that provides real-time visibility and control of the network. This orchestration system is unique among SDN controllers because it is not confined to just packet processing over a static infrastructure. AllPath Director ‘software defines’ the physical layer.