The Pluribus Network Packet Broker (NPB) is the industry’s first dynamic network packet broker fabric solution that is simple to deploy and scale-out to seamlessly monitor geographically distributed data center networks, and can rapidly adapt to changing network conditions, all implemented on cost-effective open networking Ethernet switches.
The Pluribus Network Packet Broker solution has a number of unique features for IT teams who are looking to gain deeper visibility and insights from production network traffic. All traffic coming from the production network can be intelligently filtered at wire speed by the fabric and delivered to multiple security, performance, and compliance tools providing continuous real time monitoring of application performance. As the industry’s first dynamic SDN packet broker fabric, NPB offers a rich capability set from basic network packet broker features such as aggregation and filtering of all traffic at wire speed to advanced functionality such as load balancing, automatic path computation and sub-second re-convergence.
|✓ Aggregation of traffic from multiple TAPs or SPAN ports with dynamic load balancing||Links are used extremely efficiently saving capex|
|✓ Single pane-of-glass within a single datacenter or across geo-distributed remote sites||Pervasive monitoring combined with simple operations|
|✓ Sub-second path failover with any link or switch failure along any path from Ingress (TAP/SPAN) to Egress (Tools).||Fabric continues pervasive monitoring even if a link or switch fails|
|✓ Multi-chassis LAG for monitoring tools to survive any node failure||Tools stay connected and working even if the primary switch fails|
|✓ Dynamic and automatic path computation from any TAP to any filter||TAPs stay connected and streaming traffic even if the primary switch fails|
|✓ Automatic network path computation between any Tap & any Tool anywhere||Enables completely flexible placement of TAPs and tools in any location without restriction|
|✓ Deploy out-of-band monitoring fabric or completely integrated in the production network as a virtualized packet broker service||Revolutionary offering where the packet broker fabric runs on the same switches that are carrying production traffic|
|✓ Integrated flow telemetry without external probes||Deploy our Adaptive Cloud Fabric for your production network and get rich visibility without deploying any packet broker|
The Pluribus Network Packet Broker’s feature-rich and flexible architecture can be deployed in various models depending on the organization’s requirement:
- Single site out-of-band
- Multi-site out-of-band
- Integrated mode