Packeteer readies faster generation of traffic-shaping gear

Speeds up to 20Gbps expected

Packeteer Networks in a few weeks will be coming out with a faster generation of its traffic-shaping gear that eventually will reach 20Gbps throughput and perform more complex traffic analysis.

The next wave of gear is powered by Cavium Networks' multicore Octeon processors that will enable parsing packets to Layer 7 and analyze flows by application and type of transaction within applications, the company says.

The first new product will be an add-on box to boost the speed of the company's high-end PacketShaper appliances, which perform multiple functions to streamline traffic across WAN links including compression, traffic shaping, and TCP optimization.

Current PacketShapers top out at 1Gbps. The new device, code-named Turbo, can boost that to 6Gbps, the company says. In a year or so the company says it will release devices that reach 20Gbps.

The supplemental box is meant for customers that need faster devices but want to protect their current Packeteer investment, the company says. Pricing is not set, but it will be about one-third the price of an additional PacketShaper, Packeteer says.

Packeteer says it has been working for a year or so with Cavium evaluation boards and developers kits to design the new devices. The company will use Cavium's Octeon MIPS64 processors in the gear. Current Packeteer equipment is based on Intel processors.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Tim Greene

Tim Greene

Network World
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Bang and Olufsen Beosound Stage - Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Nakamichi Delta 100 3-Way Hi Fi Speaker System

Learn more >

ASUS ROG, ACRONYM partner for Special Edition Zephyrus G14

Learn more >

Family Friendly

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Nintendo Switch

Learn more >

Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean 9000 Toothbrush

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Teac 7 inch Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player

Learn more >

SunnyBunny Snowflakes 20 LED Solar Powered Fairy String

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?