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Force10 Intros VirtualView

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Force10 Networks®, the pioneer in building and securing reliable networks, today introduced its VirtualView™ traffic management and provisioning technology. A set of standards-based software tools enabled through the company’s industry leading modular operating system, FTOS, VirtualView provides real-time network traffic analysis and management designed to facilitate troubleshooting and benchmarking performance in virtualized environments. Available across the versatile Force10 switch/router product portfolio, VirtualView delivers core-to-edge network visibility through data sampling, and subsequent analysis by a wide range of third-party tools and automated monitoring mechanisms designed to establish both baseline and ongoing application performance statistics.

More than ever, CIOs and data center managers are striving to maximize network performance and minimize infrastructure and management costs. Data centers are also facing server sprawl and the difficulty it creates for effectively managing these growing and increasingly complex environments. To gain an upper hand on consolidating their infrastructure, businesses are turning to virtualization technology, and while this strategy may be resourceful, network administrators are finding it difficult to manage and diagnose specific application or infrastructure behavior. The VirtualView technology was created based on the premise that a network infrastructure must be able to automate network behavior, while ensuring the flexibility required to both co-exist and contribute to the virtualized data center environment.

“Virtualized network environments are demonstrating value and continue to show even greater potential for businesses that require flexibility and efficiency in their data center,” said Stephen Garrison, vice president of marketing at Force10 Networks. “VirtualView helps realize that potential by lowering network TCO through faster virtual machine deployment and enhanced monitoring that fosters greater flexibility to respond to changing application requirements and network conditions.”

Force10 Networks Inc.

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