Virtual Instruments Announces 10G Traffic Access Point
SANInsight helps accelerate SAN problem diagnosis and virtual infrastructure performance.
Virtual Instruments has announced the SANInsight 10-G Fibre Traffic Access Point (TAP) Patch Panel System to accelerate the diagnosis of storage area network and virtual infrastructure performance and availability problems. According to the company's product release statement, the TAP Patch Panel System is the first solution to integrate a network TAP function into a fiber-optic patch panel enclosure.
"The SANInsight TAP Patch Panel System dramatically simplifies the broad installation of network TAPs into both new and existing fiber-optic physical infrastructures, fully addressing the requirements for monitorability and maintainability, enabling complete SAN optimization on a proactive basis. A TAP uses a passive fiber optic splitter to create an exact, out-of-band copy of the light signal passing through it. The SANInsight Fibre TAP Patch Panel System evolves the standard data center patch panels to enable collection of the data required to improve the performance and availability of mission-critical applications, independent of whether they are deployed on physical or virtual server environments. Virtual Instruments VirtualWisdom and the SANInsight TAP Patch Panel System provide IT management with the data necessary to make intelligent decisions about utilization, availability and performance for every layer of the infrastructure - network, server, storage and applications."