Press Release

InMon Corp. first to deliver converged data center performance monitoring using sFlow standard

San Francisco, California — August 10, 2010 — InMon Corp. announced the immediate availability of Traffic Sentinel 5.0, providing the integrated visibility into network, storage and server performance that customers need to manage performance in converged, virtualized and cloud data centers.

"Traffic Sentinel has always provided unparalleled visibility into network traffic; the wide support of the sFlow® standard among switch vendors allows Traffic Sentinel to build up a detailed, real-time picture of traffic from every switch in the network," said Peter Phaal, President, InMon Corp. "Convergence moves storage traffic onto the switched fabric, making it possible to use sFlow to monitor storage performance. Finally, the recent extension of the sFlow standard to include server performance monitoring completes the picture, allowing us to deliver end to end visibility across all the resources in the data center."

Traffic Sentinel 5.0 includes a number of technology firsts:

  • Real-time visibility into converged storage, including NFS/CIFS, iSCSI and FCoE
  • Server and scale-out cluster performance monitoring using sFlow
  • Enhanced scalability to provide centralized, "single pane of glass" performance monitoring of every physical and virtual resource in the data center

Performance in the data center is critical, any problems with storage, networking or servers can severely impact productivity. Traffic Sentinel provides an integrated view of performance to the data center management team, pinpointing problems instantly throughout the converged infrastructure.

Traffic Sentinel fully supports the sFlow® standard for monitoring layer 2/3 switches; available in equipment from most leading network equipment vendors, including: BLADE Network Technologies, Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD), Dell (Nasdaq: DELL), Extreme Networks (Nasdaq: EXTR), Force10 Networks, Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ), Hitachi (NYSE: HIT), IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Juniper Networks (Nasdaq: JNPR).

About InMon Corp

InMon Corp is the leading supplier of traffic monitoring solutions for high-speed switched and routed networks. These solutions provide the tools and information needed to take control of today's mission-critical, value-added applications and services. Customers throughout the world in a variety of sectors including: Enterprise, Service Provider, Healthcare, Education, Government, and Media are using solutions from InMon Corp.

InMon Corp. is the pioneer in the application of statistical sampling for scalable and cost effective solutions for network-wide traffic monitoring, analysis, and reporting and has multiple patents pending in this field. As the inventor of sFlow, InMon Corp. works closely with leading switch vendors to enhance their networking solutions with comprehensive traffic management. For more information visit


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