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Interface Masters Joins Pica8 Inc.’s Expanding Hardware Ecosystem

Driving a burgeoning supply chain delivering customers both hardware choice and a means to transition to software defined networking with one operating system

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Interface Masters Joins Pica8 Inc.’s Expanding Hardware Ecosystem

Driving a burgeoning supply chain delivering customers both hardware choice and a means to transition to software defined networking with one operating system

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pica8®, Inc., the leader in open systems for software defined networking (SDN), today announced that Interface Masters has joined Pica8’s hardware ecosystem. As a qualified ecosystem partner, Interface Masters will resell PicOS™, Pica8’s SDN-ready network operating system to complement its full portfolio of 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE data center switches for top-of-rack (ToR) and spine deployments.

“The combined solution will provide our mutual customers with best-of-breed hardware and software components, which is part of how we anticipate networking market growth. Interface Masters has been an OCP member, providing the 10GbE and 40GbE solutions, and is now in the process of introducing 100GbE solutions.”

“We are excited about the partnership where Interface Masters customers will have access to Pica8’s software solution, OpenFlow and Layer-2-Layer-3 switching,” said Ben Askarinam, Founder and CEO of Interface Masters. “The combined solution will provide our mutual customers with best-of-breed hardware and software components, which is part of how we anticipate networking market growth. Interface Masters has been an OCP member, providing the 10GbE and 40GbE solutions, and is now in the process of introducing 100GbE solutions.”

PicOS is the first bare-metal-compatible network operating system that enables customers to seamlessly migrate from conventional networking to SDN. PicOS delivers SDN solutions through Pica8’s adoption of Open-vSwitch (OVS). Pica8’s switching and routing support contributes to easy integration and adoption into existing network topologies, while OVS provides the SDN functionality and northbound interface that DevOps users expect. PicOS offers a comprehensive and flexible configuration management environment from either a Linux shell or feature-rich command line interface (CLI). PicOS has gained in popularity as an application on an unmodified Linux kernel because it natively leverages network automation tools such as Chef or Puppet, which are popular with server and system administrators.

“Interface Masters represents an ideal hardware partner because they share our view and the view of more and more companies who believe in an open networking model,” said Steve Garrison, Vice President of Marketing, Pica8. “The time is now for adopting the same supply chain model as we see widely accepted by the server industry today, and Interface Masters offers another source of open networking switches bundled with PicOS. We look forward to partnering with Interface Masters to help accelerate the deployment of open networking solutions and to extend their best-of-breed offerings.”

About Interface Masters Technologies

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and visibility market including BypassTAPswitches andsmart NICs products, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10GbE and 40GbE networking solutions that integrate with monitoring, inline networking, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Flagship product lines include PacketMaster® Network Packet Brokerspecialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, switches, 10Gb and 40Gb external intelligent Network TAP and Bypass and failover systems. Company headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe. For any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Pica8, Inc.

Pica8 pioneered open networking with PicOS™, the first network operating system that enables customers to easily migrate from conventional networking to software-defined networking (SDN) using commodity bare metal switches. PicOS provides extensive support for traditional switching and routing protocols and delivers SDN solutions through Pica8’s adoption of Open-vSwitch (OVS). Pica8 can provide PicOS, switching hardware or both in a fully integrated package as part of an end-to-end data center SDN solution, and makes adopting SDN easy with a Starter Kit that enables deployment in hours rather than months. Pica8 is a global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.pica8.com or follow @pica8 on Twitter.

Contacts

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Steve Garrison, 415-205-8566
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Interface Masters Introduces 100GbE Network Packet Broker

Niagara 4324-1C PacketMaster Delivers 2.12 Tbps Aggregation, Filtering, and Mirroring in a 1U Supporting VxLAN Tunneling for 100GbE Networks and Tools

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Interface Masters Introduces 100GbE Network Packet Broker

Niagara 4324-1C PacketMaster Delivers 2.12 Tbps Aggregation, Filtering, and Mirroring in a 1U Supporting VxLAN Tunneling for 100GbE Networks and Tools

Interop NY- New York, NY--(  October 1st, 2014) - Interface Masters Technologies, provider of leading network visibility and monitoring solutions, today announced 100GbE Network Packet Broker. Niagara 4324-1C, based on Interface Masters' PacketMaster technology, configured with 24 ports of 40GbE and 1 port of 100GbE in a 1U form factor, while supporting up to 1.06 Tbps of bi-directional traffic, non-blocking technology and low latency.  Following the Niagara 4272 introduction, which is the highest port density in a 1u, the Niagara 4324-1C complements the family of Network Packet Brokers, TAPs and Bypass Switches that provide visibility to monitoring tools via filtering, mirroring, sophisticated session-based traffic distribution and aggregation.  The system can support distribution and filtering for L2-L4 IP traffic, tunnel protocol handling and it provides the ability to customize keys for distribution. The 100G system supports tunneling of data to remote site for monitoring and inspection via VxLAN tunneling.

“With the increase of network traffic due to the number of users, devices, and video usage operators and service providers are looking to deploy  high bandwidth  lines, which brings with it the need to monitor and support higher speed networks" stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters. "Interface Masters is proud to introduce its first 100G platform the Niagara 4324-1C which  addresses the monitoring of 100G lines by providing a sophisticated platform that enables access to tools like network performance monitoring, network security appliances and other high speed networking analysis tools”

The Niagara 4324-1C provides:

  • Configurable session aware load balancing
  • VxLAN tunneling support, encapsulation and de-encapsulation
  • MPLS, Q in Q support
  • Packet filtering, traffic redirection and User defined bytes filtering
  • Mirroring, one to many and any to any
  • Secure logging and secure management
  • Statistics
  • Up to 2.12Tbps throughput
  • 24 ports of 40bGE and 1 port of 100GbE
  • 1U chassis with dual removable power supplies supporting AC and DC

Pricing and Availability
The product is available for evaluation. For more information, please contact the Interface Master's sales team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or follow the link:
http://www.interfacemasters.com/products/network-packet-broker/niagara-4324-1c-100-gigabit-aggregator-and-load-balancer-packetmasterr.html

About Interface Masters Technologies
Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and visibility market including Bypass, TAP, switches and smart NICs products, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE networking solutions that integrate with monitoring, inline networking, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Flagship product lines include PacketMaster® Network Packet Broker, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, switches, 10Gb E,40GbE and 100GbE external intelligent Network TAP and Bypass and failover systems. Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

Network Performance Channel and Interface Masters establish Distribution Partnership throughout EMEA Region

Network Performance Channel and Interface Masters establish Distribution Partnership throughout EMEA Region

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Network Performance Channel and Interface Masters establish Distribution Partnership throughout EMEA Region

Vöcklabruck, Austria - September 22nd, 2014 - Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader in high-speed networking systems, and Network Performance Channel (NPC), a leading EMEA value-added distributor of network visibility solutions, today announced that companies have signed EMEA distribution agreement.

Network Performance Channel (NPC) is a specialist distributor for network visibility, packet brokers, monitoring and security solutions. Throughout wide network of international channel partners, NPC provides easy-to-use, innovative, turnkey solutions that provide total network visibility, improved security, reduced complexity and optimized performance. 

NPC will distribute the whole range of Interface Masters products and solutions, including innovativePacketMaster familyactive and passive network tapsbypass switches and DPI platforms. Interface Masters´ network visibility products provide an end to end solution that helps in overcoming data access and connectivity challenges in high-speed networking. Some of the key benefits of Interface Masters products include session aware load-balancing, extensive packet filtering, bypass switching, tunnel handling, unique port density, best cost performance solutions, and all the necessary network packet broker functionalities. 

"NPC is one of the largest specialist distributors of visibility solutions with innovative distribution tactics and wide reseller network. We are pleased to add Interface Masters products to our portfolio as we, with our partners, will be able to cover much broader customer segment. NPC is committed to helping partners generate revenue and this cooperation will provide an exciting opportunity to our partner network", said Mihajlo Prerad, Sales Director at NPC. 

Hanan Klainer, EMEA VP of Sales at Interface Masters, commented: “NPC is a proven leading network visibility distributor in EMEA market, with a strong reputation for bringing new products to market while offering resellers innovative sales and marketing support and we are fortunate to have them join our channel network. With vast market expertise and large distribution footprint, NPC is the right fit to help extend our presence throughout EMEA”.

Partners interested in learning more about adding Interface Masters to their security solutions portfolios can visit www.np-channel.com/products/products_interface-masters.html, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +49 6102 7487 0


About Interface Masters Technologies
Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and high speed networking markets. Based in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet network access and network connectivity solutions that integrate with monitoring systems, inline networking appliances, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Flagship product lines include PacketMaster, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cardsSmart NICsManaged switches10 Gigabit and 40Gb external intelligent Network TAP and Active Bypass and failover systems that increase network visibility capabilities, network reliability and inline appliance availability. Company Headquarters is located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

About NPC
Network Performance Channel (NPC) is a leading EMEA specialist distributor of network visibility, packet brokers, monitoring and security solutions. Through our network of valuable international channel partners, we deliver easy-to-use turnkey solutions to Europe, Middle East and parts of Asia. With the provided modern solutions we enable our customers to improve their network security, performance and availability.


Press Contact:

Tamara Rosic
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Matthew Butrimovitz
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Interface Masters Technologies Introduces Dual Port 10GBASE-T Low Latency Copper Server Adapter Card

The Niagara 32722-TX Mellanox Based NIC Provides High Speed Network Connectivity

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Interface Masters Technologies Introduces Dual Port 10GBASE-T Low Latency Copper Server Adapter Card

The Niagara 32722-TX Mellanox Based NIC Provides High Speed Network Connectivity

Interop NY, New York, NY Sep 30, 2014 – Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, announces a brand new 10GBASE-T Server Adapter Card based on Mellanox® Technologies ConnectX®-3 Pro 10 Gigabit Ethernet chipset. This Mellanox based card is designed for industry-leading connectivity for performance-driven server and storage applications in enterprise, cloud and Web 2.0 hyper-scale data center environments.  The new Niagara 32722-TX NIC has 100/1000/10Gbps auto-negotiation capabilities.  This low-profile 10G NIC enables system integrators, IT security companies, service providers, datacenters, MSOs and telcos to utilize the latest multi-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology even in the most space sensitive server applications 1U and 2U chassis.

ConnectX-3 Pro with hardware offload engines to Overlay Networks ("Tunneling"), provides a high performance and flexible interconnect solution for PCI Express Gen3 servers used in public and private clouds, Web 2.0 hyper-scale  data centers, and high performance computing.  PCIe 3.0 utilizes a more efficient 128b/130b encoding scheme and as a result of removal of the overhead, the interconnect bandwidth has grown to 8Gb/s per lane.

“Organizations are now looking to better support their virtualized infrastructures with higher-bandwidth connectivity that enables them to support more users, to faster analyze data and to overall increase their data center return-on-investment,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Based on Mellanox’s leading ConnectX-3 Pro 10GbE controller, the Niagara 32722-TX 10GBASE-T NIC provides the most advanced features, performance and efficiency for cloud and Web 2.0 hyper-scale data centers.”

The Niagara 32722-TX is based on AQ1202 10GBASE-T PHY from Aquantia. The PHY’s low power and small footprint enables a seamless implementation of high-density 10GE NIC for applications ranging from Cloud Computing to Enterprise.  Possessing inherent support for triple speed (100Mb, Gigabit and 10Gigabit Ethernet) the PHY ensures the Niagara 32722-TX provides appliance vendors with a smooth transition from legacy installations to the latest 10GE support.

“Aquantia has been at the forefront of 10GBASE-T innovation, delivering industry-leading silicon to data center and enterprise applications,” stated Faraj Aalaei, president and CEO of Aquantia. “We are proud to be a partner of Interface Masters on the development of the Niagara 32722-TX NIC card based on our low-power 40nm dual-port product.”

“As we see a growing trend towards 10GBASE-T requirements in the market, Interface Masters has continued to develop innovative offerings to meet the demand," stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. “We have partnered with Mellanox and Aquantia to develop the Niagara 32722-TX which will address the highest performance standards of the enterprise, security and datacenter markets."

Niagara 32722-TX provides features that are essential in today's data centers:

  • 10GbE connectivity for servers and storage
  • Industry-leading throughput and latency performance
  • Virtualization acceleration
  • Software compatible with standard TCP/UDP/IP and iSCSI stacks
  • Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • PCI Express 3.0 (up to 8GT/s)
  • Low Latency RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)
  • Data Center Bridging support
  • TCP/IP stateless offload in hardware
  • Traffic steering across multiple cores
  • Hardware-based I/O virtualization
  • Intelligent interrupt coalescence
  • Low profile PCI-e form factor

Availability
The Niagara 32722-TX will be available for free evaluation Q3 for qualified projects and will be in production late Q3 of 2014.
For volume pricing information, please contact the Interface Master's sales team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow the link:
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About Interface Masters Technologies
Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the high speed networking market including Bypass, TAP, switches and smart NICs products, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet networking solutions that integrate with monitoring, inline networking, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Flagship product lines include PacketMaster® hardware load-balancers, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, switches, 10 Gigabit external intelligent Network TAP and Bypass and failover systems that increase network monitoring capabilities, network reliability and inline appliance availability. Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

Interop New York Selects Participants for New InteropNet SDN Lab Test Environment

Vendors & Network Experts Team up to Demonstrate SDN Capabilities

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Interop New York Selects Participants for New InteropNet SDN Lab Test Environment

Vendors & Network Experts Team up to Demonstrate SDN Capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop New York, produced by UBM Tech, today released the complete lineup of vendors participating in the InteropNet SDN Lab. New to Interop, the InteropNet test lab will showcase the capabilities of an SDN-enabled network.  The Lab will be open October 1-2 during Interop New York at the Javits Convention Center. For more information, visit: interop.com.

InteropNet SDN Lab engineers have developed a number of live demonstrations to educate attendees on the principles, functions and features of SDN technology and the concepts that could disrupt current network practices.

"Staying true to Interop's commitment to interoperability, we're excited to implement both open source software and vendor solutions in the InteropNet SDN Test Lab," said Glenn Evans, Lead Engineer, InteropNet. "With live demonstrations of emerging technologies, the Lab will aim to uncover whether SDN offerings are ready and suited for the enterprise environment."

Vendors selected to participate in the InteropNet SDN Lab include:

  • Big Switch
  • CenturyLink Business
  • Cormant
  • HP
  • Interface Masters
  • Meru Networks
  • Opengear
  • Server Technology
  • Telchemy

The InteropNet SDN Lab is open to all attendees. In an effort to continue to enhance educational opportunities, engineers from Big Switch, Telchemy, HP, Interface Masters and Meru Networks will conduct interactive white board sessions. These sessions will take place October 1 and 2 at 11:30 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on the expo floor.

For more information about InteropNet Labs, visit http://bit.ly/SDNLabEnv.

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