200G Compact Solution

200G Compact Solution
Use cutting-edge network acceleration technology to add real-time line rate performance to your application. The Compact 200G Accelerator NT200A01 provides full packet capture and analysis of network data at 200G with zero packet loss.

Accelerate Your Time-to-Market, Reduce Risk
Napatech Software Suite provides an efficient migration path by allowing you to mix and match ports and speeds. An advanced cooling design assures the required airflow while sensors monitor voltage, power, and temperature. The accelerator also comes in a NEBS level 3 compliant variant.
 

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TELECOM NETWORK MANAGEMENT
Our solutions deliver data to applications that monitor critical Ethernet/IP connections in real time, as a supplement to information provided by traditional network nodes and interfaces. This improves underlying network performance and availability.

QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE OPTIMIZATION
Our solutions deliver data security to applications that analyze quality of experience. Doing so enables telecoms to improve quality, while better managing the bandwidth challenges posed by rich media applications.
 
APPLICATION PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
Our solutions deliver data to monitor applications in real time and analyze application latency and response times. This helps network managers optimize the efficiency of their applications and network infrastructure.

SECURITY DATA COLLECTION 
In order to protect networks from the most advanced cyber threats, our solutions deliver data to security applications such as:
 
  • Intrusion Detection Systems / Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)  
  • Unified Threat Management (UTM)
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) 
  • Advanced Persistent Threats (ATP)
 
Security data collection systems make it possible to discover and contain threats faster based on real-time data from critical network links.

 

FULL LINE-RATE PACKET CAPTURE
Napatech accelerators are highly optimized to capture network traffic at full line-rate, with almost no CPU load on the host server, for all frame sizes. Zero-loss packet capture is critical for applications that need to analyze all the network traffic. If anything needs to be discarded, it is a matter of choice by the application, not a limitation of the accelerator. 
 
Standard network interface cards (NICs) are not designed for analysis applications where all traffic on a connection or link needs to be analyzed. NICs are designed for communication where data that is not addressed to the sender or receiver is simply discarded. This means that NICs are not designed to have the capacity to handle the amount of data that is regularly transmitted in bursts on Ethernet connections. In these burst situations, all of the bandwidth of a connection is used, requiring the capacity to analyze all Ethernet frames. Napatech accelerators are designed specifically for this task and provide the maximum theoretical packet capture capacity.
 
MULTI-PORT PACKET MERGE
Napatech accelerators typically provide multiple ports. Ports are usually paired, with one port receiving upstream packets and another port receiving downstream packets. Since these two flows going in different directions need to be analyzed as one, packets from both ports must be merged into a single analysis stream. Napatech accelerators can merge packets received on multiple ports in hardware using the precise time stamps of each Ethernet frame. This is highly efficient and offloads a significant and costly task from the analysis application.
 
There is a growing need for analysis appliances that are able to monitor and analyze multiple points in the network, and even provide a network-wide view of what is happening. Not only does this require multiple accelerators to be installed in a single appliance, but it also requires that the analysis data from all ports on every accelerator be correlated.
 
With the Napatech Software Suite, it is possible to merge the analysis data from multiple accelerators into a single analysis stream. The merging is based on the nanosecond precision time stamps of each Ethernet frame, allowing a time-ordered merge of individual data streams.

MULTI-CPU DISTRIBUTION
Modern servers provide unprecedented processing power with multi-core CPU implementations. This makes standard servers an ideal platform for appliance development. But, to fully harness the processing power of modern servers, it is important that the analysis application is multi-threaded and that the right Ethernet frames are provided to the right CPU core for processing. Not only that, but the frames must be provided at the right time to ensure that analysis can be performed in real time. 
 
Napatech Multi-CPU distribution is built and optimized from our close knowledge of server architecture, as well as real life experience from our manufacturing customers.
 
Napatech accelerators ensure that identified flows of related Ethernet frames are distributed in an optimal way to the available CPU cores. This ensures that the processing load is balanced across the available processing resources, and that the right frames are being processed by the right CPU cores.
 
With flow distribution to multiple CPU cores, the throughput performance of the analysis application can be increased by orders of magnitude. Not only that, but the performance can also be scaled by using faster processors or more processing cores. 
 
Napatech accelerators support different distribution schemes that are fully configurable:
 
• Distribution per Port: All frames captured on a physical port are transferred to the same CPU core for processing
• Distribution per Traffic Type: Frames of the same protocol type are transferred to the same CPU core for processing
• Distribution by Flows: Frames with the same hash value are sent to the same CPU core for processing
• Combinations of the Above

IP FRAGMENT HANDLING
IP fragmentation occurs when large Ethernet frames need to be broken into several fragments in order to be transmitted across the network. This can be due to limitations in certain parts of the network or when tunneling protocols are used. Fragmented frames are a challenge for analysis applications, as all fragments must be identified and reassembled before analysis can be performed. Napatech accelerators can identify frame fragments and ensure that these are associated and sent to the same CPU core for processing. This significantly reduces the processing burden for analysis applications.

 

GENERAL FEATURES
• Full line-rate processing for all frame sizes from 64 bytes to 10,000 bytes - keep or discard erroneous frames
• IEEE standard: IEEE 802.3 100 Gbps Ethernet support
• Network interface: 2 × QSFP28 ports
• Supported QSFP28 modules:100GBASE-SR4 and 100GBASE-LR4
• Data rate: 2 × 100 Gbps
• Typical CPU load: < 5%
• Time stamp resolution: 4 ns
• Stratum 3 compliant TCXO
• SMA interface for PPS time synchronization
• RJ45 100/1000BASE-T interface for future IEEE1588 PTP support

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
• NT200A01 is compatible with servers supporting PCIe bifurcation. PCIe bifurcation is supported by major server vendors, such as Dell, HP, Supermicro and Asus. Please contact Napatech for guidance on server selection matching your specific use case

ACCELERATOR SOFTWARE
• Operating systems: Linux
• Napatech API for high performance and advanced features
• libpcap
• SDK tools included in source code for debugging and prototyping and as application examples

ACCELERATOR HARDWARE
• Bus type: 16-lane 8 GT/s PCIe Gen3*
• 12 GB onboard DDR4 RAM
• Flash: Support for two boot images
• Built-in thermal protection
• Physical dimensions: ½-length and full-height PCIe
• Weight excluding 2 x QSFP28:
   • NT200A01-SCC: 455 g
   • NT200A01-NEBS: 475 g
• MTBF according to UTE C 80-810:
   • NT200A01-SCC: 317,821 hours
   • NT200A01-NEBS: 311,435 hours
• Power consumption including 2 x QSFP28: 
   • NT200A01-SCC: max 75 Watts
   • NT200A01-NEBS: max 75 Watts

ENVIRONMENT FOR NT200A01-SCC
• Operating temperature: 0 °C to 45 °C (32 °F to 113 °F)
• Operating humidity: 20% to 80%

ENVIRONMENT FOR NT200A01-NEBS
• Operating temperature: –5 °C to 55 °C (23 °F to 131 °F) measured around the accelerator
• Operating humidity: 5% to 85%
• Altitude: < 1,800 m
• Airflow: >= 2.5 m/s

REGULATORY APPROVALS AND COMPLIANCES
• PCI-SIG®, NEBS level 3, CE, CB, RoHS, REACH, cURus (UL), FCC, CSA, VCCI, C-TICK

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