The Endace story
Our commercial genesis in 2001 was with the manufacture of the first high-speed DAG® I/O card. A family of DAG cards capable of capturing 100% of network traffic from the full range of network interfaces – Ethernet (10/100/1000), 10GigE, SONET/SDH, PDH/TDM, and Infiniband options – was subsequently developed. By 2005 DAG cards were in use in many of the major telcos, government agencies, and financial institutions around the globe.
By working closely with our Tier 1 customers, we identified the market opportunity for a purpose-built capture server platform based on our proven DAG technology that was capable of managing the throughput demands of 10 Gbps environments. This insight led us to develop and launch a range of application hosting platforms called NinjaBoxes, all based on the DAG foundation. NinjaBoxes found favor with government agencies and investment banks that had their own proprietary applications but no suitable hosting platform. Today NinjaBoxes live on as Open Application Hosts.
As customers became more comfortable and familiar with our open platforms we uncovered a requirement for a ‘managed platform’ that included a software stack that enabled central management, programmable APIs, Data mining and the ability to host multiple applications in virtual containers on the same physical system. From this insight the EndaceProbe was born. EndaceProbes quickly found favor with organizations wanting to deploy intelligent recording fabrics and run central data mining. Over the course of the last three years EndaceProbes have evolved and now include EndaceVision as standard, a powerful application for searching and retrieving recorded network traffic from anywhere across a global fabric.
In 2011 some of our customers made the transition to 40G and 100G networks within their data centers, which led us to develop our EndaceAccess family of products. EndaceAccess allow 10 Gbps capable systems to operate in 40G and 100G environments through intelligent load-balancing. EndaceAccess products are used by customers in conjunction with EndaceProbes, Open Application Hosts and a variety of commercial third-party hardware products.
As of 2013 the future is all about Emulex and we’re looking forward to developing new products that help organizations better manage their networks.