With NIC Express, benefit from the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your data is always available across your entire enterprise - 24x7xForever.
NIC Express software provides high levels of fault tolerance and boosts network performance by eliminating all of the single points of failure across the network while load balancing traffic across redundant links. Deployed by numerous Fortune 500 companies, it protects some of the world’s most demanding, mission-critical networks.
The NIC Express product line continues Storage Engine’s commitment to provide you with end-to-end data availability. While Synchronism enables you to build a no-single-point-of-failure storage networking environment, NIC Express extends the scope of redundancy all the way to the edges of your network to any server or workstation.
Key features of NIC Express load balancing and failover functionality:
- Advanced stateful failover detection
- Identifies faults deep in the network
- Extends switch-based trunking down to the edge of the network
- Eliminates bottlenecks with Enhanced Load Balancing (ELB)
- Supports popular port trunking standards
- Eases deployment to large number of systems
- Remote monitoring through web-based console
- Highly customizable to fit any network environment
Utilizing Storage Engine’s award-winning stateful failover technology, the NIC Express agents – located at key systems around the edge of the network – accurately pinpoint the nature and location of network bottlenecks and faults anywhere on the network. NIC Express will instantly reroute traffic around any fault so that maximum connectivity is maintained across the network.
In addition, NIC Express Enterprise Edition can improve network performance by distributing traffic among multiple adapters in each server. As users access a server, the software instantly routes connections among the various adapters within the server. This process effectively increases bandwidth by a factor equal to the number of adapters in the server. To the server, these multiple adapters appear as a single network interface. To the remote user, the server is always available without the delay that might otherwise be caused by congestion during high-access periods.
NIC Express is sold in both a single system version and an enterprise edition:
- NIC Express
Provides advanced failover and load balancing functionality for individual servers or workstations on the network. NIC Express intelligently re-routes data traffic to another NIC in the event that a fault is detected in the path of the primary NIC. This creates redundant data paths and enables companies to build end-to-end fault tolerant networks. NIC Express also offers load balancing of traffic across an array of two or more network connections to boost bandwidth.
- NIC Express Enterprise
Provides LANs with enterprise-level, end-to-end network availability by creating redundant data paths between all network server and workstation endpoints. The software works by placing NIC Express agents at key systems around the edge of the network to monitor network traffic as data passes between servers and workstations. NIC Express agents accurately pinpoint the nature and location of network bottlenecks, physical faults and logical faults and instantly reroutes traffic around the faults with near-zero packet loss. Remote management capabilities are provided through the web-based Enterprise Manager console.