Gigamon Partners With Riverbed To Provide Accurate Time Stamping

Reading, Berkshire - 13 March 2012

Partnership Represents Latest Success in Gigamon’s Strategic Technology Alliance Community (STAC) Program

Gigamon®, the world leader in Traffic Visibility Fabric solutions, announced a new time stamping solution developed through its partnership with Riverbed Technology. The new solution enables accurate time stamping detail to be used in traffic analysis for fast troubleshooting of network and application problems in enterprise and financial industry IT environments. The partnership provides mutual customers with high precision time stamps for packet capture and analysis when using the Riverbed® Cascade® application-aware network performance management (NPM) solution and Gigamon’s GigaVUE-2404 with GigaSMART®.

The partnership was formed under Gigamon’s Strategic Technology Alliance Community programme (STAC), which has created an ecosystem of partners and organisations focused on making the network more intelligent and the traffic that it carries more visible to IT and business leaders. In addition, Gigamon has become an elite member of the Riverbed Technology Alliance (RTA) Program, a select group of technology companies that have partnered with Riverbed to jointly develop, market, and deliver high value, high performance solutions to enterprise customers.

“Downtime and reduced processing capacity can cost companies millions of dollars in lost business,” said Tara Reeve, Director of Strategic Alliances at Gigamon. “To help alleviate this problem, Gigamon developed a world-class time stamping technology that enables IT teams to accurately analyse traffic latency and in doing so, maintain peak infrastructure performance. Partnering with Riverbed and other STAC programme partners to provide highly accurate traffic ‘time stamp’ capabilities for enterprise and financial industries was the next logical step in providing our customers with best-in-class solutions.”

As network complexities increase, the GigaSMART Time Stamping module provides an effective way to troubleshoot and measure application response times, jitter and latency. As packets flow through the GigaVUE-2404, they are time stamped to create a permanent time record, precise to the microsecond that remains permanently embedded in the packet. The packet is then captured and analysed by Cascade, enabling superior visibility, monitoring and troubleshooting – all of which can lead to significantly reduced capital and operational expenses.

“By integrating with Gigamon’s time stamp technology, Cascade can further reduce mean time to resolution (MTTR) by coordinating time stamps across the network for performance troubleshooting. This solution benefits IT teams that monitor low latency trading environments and other time sensitive applications for business critical operations,” said Dimitri Vlachos, senior director of marketing and product management, Cascade Business Unit at Riverbed.

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