New SevOne appliance ratchets up the density

Enterprise network management firm promises more efficient monitoring thanks to higher-density appliance.

SevOne released a bigger and better version of its flagship Performance Appliance Solution on Tuesday, claiming major gains in the areas of efficiency and scalability.

The PAS-200k, the company said, is a rack-mount appliance that can monitor and manage 200,000 network elements simultaneously.

SevOne claims that the PAS-200k supports more than four times the total number of network elements than any other single appliance on the market, and that the device allows for a dramatic reduction in the amount of data center space and power consumption required to manage a given network.

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According to the company, the unit is able to gather a wide range of vital statistics on network performance and connectivity in real-time without creating problems of its own thanks to a specialized polling engine. It stores historical performance data for a minimum of a year, allowing for valuable analysis.

All that performance crammed into a 2U unit comes at a price, of course - the PAS-200k starts at a cool $1 million. While this obviously creates a barrier to entry for smaller companies, large enterprises might actually find it a bargain, given the greater efficiency advertised by SevOne.

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