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[New Product] Garland Introduces Scalable Visibility with Passive Fiber Modular Chassis up to 100G

Posted by Chris Bihary on 5/18/17 9:00 AM

ModularChassis-Promo-LR.png“How do you scale your network infrastructure to support multiple monitoring tools (at varying network speeds) without adding additional infrastructure - while still ensuring data quality?”

This is the problem we have been hearing in the last few years. Data centers (D1 & D2) and enterprise networks have many challenges and two of the big ones are providing the IT department anytime access to full-duplex traffic, while guaranteeing full packet capture. Now layer on top of that a stack of 1G legacy monitoring tools in addition to the migration to 10G/40G and 100G speeds.

To this problem, we introduce a solution:
Garland Technology’s new Passive Fiber Modular Chassis.

A flexible, scalable and affordable high density solution for managing up to 24 links in a 1U box at network speeds of 1G/10G/40G/100G.

Save Budget by Reducing Bandwidth Upgrades

The Passive Fiber Modular Chassis is a high density, high performance data center solution that provides a flexible and scalable design allowing you to meet your network needs today and tomorrow. Passive TAPs as Garland Technology defines them are TAPs that will not cause the monitoring devices to lose link between one another if power is lost. For a deeper dive, read our Passive TAPs 101 series blog.

Chassis Features:

Supports: 1G/10G/40G/100G network speeds
Accomodates: 16 to 24 network TAP modules, based on configuration
(24 LC TAP Modules, 16 MPO/MTP® TAP Modules, 16 BiDi LC TAP Modules)

  • Durable, all steel construction for chassis and network TAP modules
  • No power, no heat, no IP address, no MAC address - 100% passive
  • Customize network TAPs to your networks needs
  • Change network TAP modes on-the-fly or in the future
  • Mix and match modules by media and/or speeds
  • Supports single-mode: OS1/OS2 and multi-mode: OM3/OM4 media for long range and short range environments
  • Supports Cisco BiDirectional optical technology
  • Available split ratios of: 90/10,80/20,50/50, 70/30, 60/40
  • Designed, manufactured and supported in the United States
  • View data sheet for complete specifications




Who's your Competitor? Why Choose a Garland Network TAP?

Zero Failures. 

Can Your Current Vendor Put That in Writing?

Our only focus is engineering best in class network test access products. When I’m asked the big ‘C’ question (which is always followed by the second question, ‘Why Garland?’), I tell people quite honestly we don’t have a direct competitor. There are no other network access companies that are dedicated to only providing network access products. 

‘Why Garland?’

Our singular commitment is to engineer best in class network test access products, because of this commitment we can make the bold statement of Zero failures.

Now, there are many other reasons vendors choose us, contact a member of my sales team to hear them all. But in this blog, I want you to understand the quality of materials and the level of testing/validation that goes into each product we design and manufacture:

  • All network TAPs are tested and validated with live data before they leave our manufacturing facility in Texas.
  • TAPs are compatible with all monitoring devices, including: analyzers, probes, intrusion prevention systems, deep packet inspection, lawful intercept, content filtering, SIEM, and feeding network packet broker solutions.

1G and 10G Multi-mode Fiber TAPs:

  • OM4 technology supports OM3 + OM4, providing higher performance and less dB loss.
  • 100% utilization with new prism based fiber splitters by eliminating bit errors and dropped packets.
  • LC multi-mode fiber support supports 1 Gigabit-SX and 10 Gigabit-SR
  • TAP modules are constructed of durable stainless steel

1G, 10G, 40G, and 100G Single-mode Fiber TAPs:

  • LC Single-mode LR (long range) and ER (extended range) fiber will support 1 Gigabit-LX, 10 Gigabit-LR, 40 Gigabit-LR4, 40 Gigabit-ER4, and 100 Gigabit-LR4
  • No upgrades needed for bandwidth upgrades
  • TAP modules are constructed of durable stainless steel

40G and 100G Multi-mode MTP-12-SR TAPs:

  • Supports 100G-SR4 and 40G-SR4
  • MTP® brand connectors have the lowest dB loss per connector through a proprietary design that features: several ferrule grades, removable housing, recessed oval pin keepers
  • OM4 technology supports OM3 + OM4, providing higher performance and less dB loss.
  • 100% utilization with new prism based fiber splitters by eliminating bit errors and dropped packets.
  • TAP modules are constructed of durable stainless steel

40G-SR-BiDi | Supports Cisco BiDirectional Optical Technology

  • OM4 technology supports OM3 + OM4, providing higher performance and less dB loss.
  • 100% utilization with new prism based fiber splitters by eliminating bit errors and dropped packets.
  • TAP modules are constructed of durable stainless steel

Want to learn more? Let us provide a 10 minute, no obligation live demo of the Chassis.

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