Network Allies and Napatech Collaborate on Network Appliance Platforms

Network Allies and Napatech Collaborate on Network Appliance Platforms


Network Allies, a leader in application-specific computing solutions, and Napatech, the leading OEM supplier of Ethernet network acceleration adapters, have collaborated to provide application-ready Network Appliance Platforms based on Intel® Xeon® Sandy Bridge processors in 1U – 4U Rackmount Servers.

These highly flexible, cost-effective platforms are designed for network applications including: Network Performance Monitoring, Flow Analysis of IP End-to-End Traffic, Data Recording of Network Traffic, Data Retention, Logging and Forensic Analysis, Lawful Intercept, Intrusion Detection, Network QoS Assurance for Media Streams, Transaction Performance Analysis, and Deep Packet Inspection.

Key features include:

  • 1U – 4U Rackmount Server
  • Dual 8-core Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors (Sandy Bridge/Romley Platform) and up to 384GB memory via 24 x DIMM slots
  • Up to 240GB of I/O; Optimization for packet processing and look-aside assists, allowing 10 - 40G DPI throughput
  • 12 - 48TB of local SAS, SATA, or SSD storage
  • Highly serviceable and flexible architecture with redundant and hot-swap capabilities
  • 1, 10, and 40 Gbps
  • Line rate Rx and Tx
  • Zero packet loss
  • Low CPU load
  • Hardware time stamp (10 ns)
  • Daisy chain time synchronization
  • Frame classification
  • Coloring/Tagging
  • 64 programmable hardware filters
  • 32 CPU core support
  • Zero-copy to host
  • External time synchronization
  • Long-life support (3 - 5 years)

About Network Allies

Network Allies was founded in 2002 on the principles of partnership and leading-edge technology. The company teams with its customers and technology partners to deliver innovative computing solutions, leveraging its strengths in design, production, logistics and support with the strengths of its customers and partners in industry-specific hardware and software applications. More information about Network Allies is available at