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Analysis Platform for 25/50/100G Ethernet

14 March 2016 – Teledyne LeCroy announced the latest in High Speed Ethernet Fabric tools, the SierraNet T328 Protocol Analysis systems. SierraNet T328 offers users the state of the art analysis platform for the fast emerging 25G, 50G and 100G Ethernet standard and for the new 32G/128G Fibre Channel interconnections.

Storage and network access speeds are approaching carrier rate telecommunications standards within the data center. The new, higher speeds require new approaches to test and validation. The supporting specifications for both Ethernet and Fibre Channel have radically changed from legacy implementations and the result is completely new challenges for ensuring operation at the new speeds as well as legacy deployments.

"The SierraNet's approach to bus traffic analysis is by far the most appealing and flexible application for the high-speed fabric test environment. When combined with other protocol tools, especially with the advent of NVMe over fabrics, the offerings are expansive and complete" states Teledyne LeCroy's Gerard Geary, Vice President of Network Solutions.

Teledyne LeCroy's SierraNet family offer the industry's most comprehensive set of analysis tools available from any vendor. Utilizing our T.A.P.3 probing technology, SierraNet T328 offers users the only completely transparent acquisition solution for all Ethernet and Fibre Channel SAN/NAS environments, ensuring the traffic captured is the traffic transiting the bus under observation.

The SierraNet T328 is operated with the Net Protocol Suite, featuring the SierraNet's nanosecond trigger granularity. The Net Protocol Suite software provides users the most advanced and wide-spread tool set for creating complex and detailed capture solutions, which include the industries only event timer and counter functions!

The SierraNet family of protocol analysis test tools are the defining platforms for pin-point, deep packet inspection of events and issues affecting high-speed storage and fabric interconnections, during design and validation and in the datacenter. Traffic capture occurs within the analyzer’s dedicated in-band, line-rate probing technology, providing bit level detail of the data stream. The SierraNet offers the most accurate depth of triggering functionality, encompassing all physical and logical OSI layers, ensuring lossless packet captures for in-depth analysis.

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