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Gigamon Visualizes Virtualization Traffic

Get a closer look at Gigamon's new network tap, GigaVUE-VM.

As more network services are virtualized, the task of managing such a network can be difficult. Indeed, the Interop trade show has become a bit of a stage for launching and demonstrating products that help solve that challenge.

Gigamon makes modular hardware technology that examines traffic in-line, based on administrator-defined parameters (from servers down to the applications), and spits that data out to a variety of traffic management tools--intrusion detection systems, application monitors, and so on--where more specific analysis takes place.

At Interop, Gigamon announced GigaVUE-VM, so administrators can look at the same traffic flows, but this time between virtual machines--again, setup and defined down to the application (including custom applications). GigaVUE-VM supports VMware's vMotion, so it continues to collect the traffic, even as virtual machines move.

By the way, the new technology supports only VMware at this point, but GigaVUE-VM will support more hypervisors in due time.

For a deeper look at GigaVUE-VM's architecture, and a demonstration of how it works, watch the video embedded below.

Fritz is senior VP and editorial director of the InformationWeek Business Technology Network and executive producer of TechWeb TV, the multimedia production and broadcast arm of UBM TechWeb. Fritz has direct responsibility for 12 editorial brands, including InformationWeek, ... View Full Bio

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