Post-Capture Analysis

When network speeds are multi-gigabit per second or greater, is there really such a thing as "real-time analysis"? High-speed network analysis requires that all packets be captured, with no dropped packets whatsoever, so analysis can be done at human speeds. Displaying key performance indicators along the way guides you to exactly the data that needs further analysis.
Post Capture Analysis

Can you capture data at your peak network speeds?

The average human reaction time is about 0.25 seconds to visual stimulus. So if you're watching network packets go by at 10Gbps, that's approximately 600 megabytes of data in 0.25 seconds. No human can possibly deal with that much data in so short a time. That's why when it comes to high-speed networks, post-capture analysis is the only way to effectively investigate network or application issues.

So, knowing the peak rates at which your network can operate, can your network analysis solution keep up? And can it provide some key performance indicators along the way that can be consumed at human speed to help indicate when and where problems are arising? Savvius Omnipliance TL with the Omnipliance Storage subsystem can capture data at up to 25Gbps, certified by an independent, third-party tester. When key performance indicators are calculated in real time, the Omnipliance TL can still capture all network data at 18Gbps, basically the same speed as a fully utilized, full-duplex, 10G network (you'd never push it to 100%!).

And the Omnipliance TL returns data fast. Simply choose a time frame, and maybe some additional filtering metrics, and Omnipliance TL retrieves and analyzes the network packets while maintaining its capture-to-disk performance. Now you can take your time and analyze the retrieved results at human speeds.

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