It is indisputable that Gigamon (News - Alert) – a provider of traffic visibility fabric solutions – has risen to become a key player in the networking and trafficking space over recent years. Established in 2005, the company was able to quickly set the bar with its unique portfolio of traffic aggregation solutions. Senior Director of Product Management at Gigamon, Huy Nguyen, today sat down to talk about top market trends, challenges and, of course, how Gigamon is diligently working to fill these areas of demand at ITEXPO (News - Alert) Las Vegas 2013.
Gigamon’s secret sauce is maximizing tool usage – including security tools, APM (News - Alert) tools and VoIP analyzers – to help companies better analyze, monitor and redirect their traffic. Nguyen explained that the continued growth of Big Data has driven network convergence into new territory; however, oftentimes, companies aren’t equipped with the right technology to meet this expansion head on.
So, how does Gigamon tackle this? It has something to do with what Nguyen calls the “Three V’s of Big Data”: Volume, velocity and variety.
Volume, of course, consists of filtering out unnecessary traffic so that the right data is sent to the right tools (for instance, providing only voice traffic for a VoIP analyzer so that it is clearer, more consistent and not overloaded with unnecessary, unrelated traffic). Velocity concerns what is affecting network monitoring and security to enable companies to work smarter and faster. And, last but not least, Big Data creates a large variety of traffic. With Web, video, voice, multimedia and more, the variety is now larger than ever. This calls for the right tools to analyze these types of traffic for the most seamless and efficient streaming experience.
According to Nguyen, there are a multitude of things your company is missing out on without this game-changing technology, including: faster time to troubleshoot; enhanced customer satisfaction; improved workflow enhancement; and strengthened business reputability.
Gigamon is certainly headed toward a very bright future. Not only did the company today reveal its all-new Flow Mapping technology – aimed to help network administrators and services teams better deliver Visibility-as-a-Service to departmental tenants – but Gigamon also recently revealed that it is planning to expand its corporate headquarters after outgrowing its existing space. We can expect to see this move in Q1 2014.
“This marks another milestone for Gigamon,” explained Paul Hooper, CEO of Gigamon, in a recent statement. “This new headquarters building will complement our dynamic work environment and provide us with the space we need to continue to develop and expand as a team.”