I’ve been talking with quite a few customers lately on data center management and monitoring projects. One recurring specification I keep hearing is to be able to accommodate a variety of network speeds, for example - customers want to be able to easily go from 1G to 10G, 10G to 40G. And while 100G is needed at the core, the ability to split a 100G port through a user interface provides additional flexibility at the edge. You want to be able to take a 100G port, and split it to get (4) 25G links. In addition, having the ability to change at will to and from 40G <-> 100G provides the flexibility to quickly adapt to your changing needs. As a manufacturer of network test access (TAP) products, we also provide to our customers purpose built network packet brokers. Why do I differentiate with the qualifier, ‘Purpose Built’? Because our offer of Network Packet Brokers fits a niche need in the industry, and that niche is when the need is under 200 links.