100Gps Network Upgrade Is No Problem at the University of South Carolina

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“The way GigaStream technology works, how you’re able to pull stuff in and out as easily as you patch it and put it back in deployment. It also improves efficiency by weighting traffic delivery to match tool processing capabilities or port bandwidth capacity.”

Tom Webb • Deputy CISO and Director of Security Operations • University of South Carolina

Challenges

  • 10Gbs to 100Gps network upgrade project strained network monitoring and security infrastructure
  • 6X duplicate packets swamped some network monitoring tools
  • Users number in the tens of thousands spread out across multiple buildings on hundreds of acres

Solution

  • A secondary data center, with GigaVUE® TA-100 and GigaVUE TA-10 Series edge traffic aggregation nodes, forwards aggregated traffic back to the primary datacenter
  • GigaSMART® traffic intelligence module for packet de-duplication
  • GigaStream® technology across all of hardware platforms for load balancing
  • Gigamon Security Delivery Platform routes traffic into a suite of tools for analysis

Benefits

  • Upgraded network from 10Gbps to 100Gbps while maintaining pervasive visibility into network traffic
  • Deduplicated network packets by a factor of six
  • Reduce irrelevant traffic inbound to monitoring tools by 75 percent by filtering Netflix, YouTube and similar traffic
  • Reduced network latency and improved tool utilization
  • Load balancing across datacenters
  • Improved efficiency by weighting traffic delivery to match tool processing capabilities or port bandwidth capacity 

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