Continuing from the last blog, here is another use case for the ATLAS-1000 platform that is simple, yet elegant. It is simple because it tackles a single problem, but one that is prevalent though usually ignored.
Duplicated data packets are a fact of life in any monitored network and pose a significant burden on network monitoring appliances (NMAs). We have seen networks with as high as 50% duplicated traffic; often because a SPAN port is configured to copy ingress and egress data from every switch port, which leads to duplicate packets for every packet that goes into and out of a network switch.
With it’s relatively low cost and powerful onboard FPGA, the ATLAS-1000 platform is perfectly suited to front-end a cluster of NMAs and remove all duplicate packets. Since the FPGA parses each incoming packet, it can keep track of matching packets and discard them when detected. This in turn eliminates unnecessary traffic and relieves the NMAs from having to process up to 50% extra traffic.
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