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Solace Unveils 6x10GE Network Acceleration Blade to Bolster 3260 Appliance Performance

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Solace Unveils 6x10GE Network Acceleration Blade to Bolster 3260 Appliance Performance

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May 30, 2013

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor


In an effort to address the mounting volumes of big data without increasing the physical footprint of messaging infrastructure, Solace Systems (News - Alert), an Ontario-based provider of messaging middleware solutions, has unveiled a new 6x10GE network acceleration blade, which quadruples the throughput of its Solace 3260 middleware appliance.


One of Gartner (News - Alert), Inc.’s research reports entitled “Use High-Performance Infrastructure to Support Big Data in Motion" indicates that enterprises will require upgrading their data movement infrastructure and application design practices during a 2013-2017 time frame, as big data, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, real-time enterprise initiatives and mobile computing will increase the amount of data to be distributed.

Following the same path, Solace Systems unveiled the new device and became the first company in North America to offer 80Gbps messaging middleware throughput in a single device.

“Big data, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, real-time enterprise initiatives and mobile computing are increasing the amount of data that companies need to archive, analyze and distribute,” said Shawn McAllister, chief technology officer of Solace, in a statement. “Building the infrastructure to intelligently route big data by horizontally scaling software is expensive and inefficient so companies see significant savings by vertically scaling within the footprint of their Solace appliances.”

The new 6x10GE network acceleration blade allows each Solace 3260 appliance to route 40 Gigabits per second of bidirectional traffic for a total of 80 Gigabits per second, with its six 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. This indicates a fourfold increase in the throughput compared to an earlier top-of-the-line 2x10GE version of the product.

With this feature, a pair of Solace 3260 appliances equipped with the new 6x10GE network acceleration blade can move as much as 1.7 petabytes of data per day.

The new 6x10GE network acceleration blade is able to bolster the 3260 appliance’s performance by: increasing internal memory; increasing end-user connection counts; doubling compression capacity; doubling the speed of secure SSL encryption/decryption; and decreasing fan-out latency by as much as 60 percent.

Officials with Solace Systems said that existing customers could increase the capacity of their Solace 3260 appliances by simply replacing their existing network acceleration blades. Consequently, this replacement will help customers to manage ever-increasing volumes of big data without increasing the physical footprint of their messaging infrastructure.

Currently available to select customers, the new 6x10GE network acceleration blade will be commercially available in the summer 2013.




Edited by Alisen Downey

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