CASE STUDY: ntop and Accolade Deliver Innovative Flow Exporter Solution
Guaranteed 100% Lossless Packet Capture Across All Ports at 10G & 40G Speeds
ntop is an established and innovative network monitoring software company. The firm offers a unique, hybrid open-source/commercial business model that fits the needs of nonprofit institutions such as high schools and universities as well as large commercial enterprise and service provider customers. ntop started as an opensource project in 1998 and soon blossomed into a profitable enterprise, offering technologies for traffic recording and replay, deep packet inspection, netflow, traffic analysis, packet capture and more. ntop has certified its nProbe flow exporter software on Accolade’s ATLAS-1000 acceleration platform. This unique combination of software and hardware delivers unprecedented levels of performance and scalability to meet the requirements of the most demanding enterprise and service provider customers.
Traditionally ntop did not have to pay much attention to the underlying hardware that supports its network monitoring software. In fact, one of the benefits of ntop software is that it can run on commodity hardware. This philosophy works well for small-scale deployments with moderate levels of traffic. However once 10G or 40G speeds are required, the underlying hardware becomes critical in order to sustain desired levels of performance and scale.
In order to achieve these performance levels, learn why ntop selected the Accolade ATLAS-1000 platform to overcome the key challenges below:
- Guarantee 100% lossless packet capture across all ports at 10G and 40G speeds
- Require hardware-based packet processing features to boost nProbe performance
- Require cost effective, fully integrated hardware platform with full service support