Nomadix Alloc8 - X6000 DPI
Hospitality Bandwidth Management Control
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Tame the Application Stampede that is hijacking your network using Network Application Control through Application Management Appliances.
Alloc8 – X Series Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology combines real-time monitoring, analytics, reports and an intelligent recommendation engine to give network operators the ability to pinpoint the source of congestion and delays to manage demand, not just capacity. It’s no secret that the higher volume of traffic increases communications and network-operating costs. The need to balance your visitor network capacity between recreational users and business use causes network managers to often resort to adding bandwidth, accelerating network traffic or cutting off access to applications. These approaches are short term in nature, not cost effective and contribute to network congestion.
The Alloc8 takes the guesswork out of managing traffic demand. Combining Nomadix’s expertise in bandwidth management with Exinda’s network optimization technology, the Alloc8 – X Series provides network managers and operators a solution for prioritizing critical applications and highly throughput-sensitive applications over others in real time. This allows them to manage their visitor networks’ precious bandwidth resources while giving priority to business customer needs.
What is the problem? Who's causing it?
The first step to solving congestion problems is determining the cause. With the Alloc8 – X Series, network managers get insight into which applications are operating on the network, how applications are performing and the amount of bandwidth being consumed by guests, devices, applications and locations across the network. Once understood, policies can be implemented to limit or prevent bandwidth allocation. Plus, administrators can prioritize how and when individual users, groups, applications and websites consume bandwidth on the network.
What's going on in your network?
Once network managers know the cause of network congestion, the Alloc8 – X Series provides a suite of analytical tools that allows them to implement solutions for their network demand challenges. It provides clear, easy-toread interactive analytics, purpose-built reports, a recommendation engine and policy-based, traffic-shaping technology tools. This combination of information and tools enables network managers to assess patterns and trends within the network so that potential congestion problems can be addressed before they occur. The Alloc8 – X Series also makes suggestions for policy changes, which enables network teams to diagnose and resolve problems faster — thus improving network performance and guest users’ Internet experiences.
Gain back control over your network!
Visitor network operators rely heavily upon their networks to drive day-to-day operations while also providing the best guest experience possible. With the Alloc8 – X Series, network managers can determine how much bandwidth is being consumed by Internet use, streaming video and peer-to-peer traffic. If you’re not careful and don’t control the applications using your network, the user experience can degrade and service cost can increase. That’s why we offer a solution that enables you to identify problem users and apply granular policies to control who, and what, can use valuable bandwidth on your network, improving the user experience and saving money in the process.
Easily Identify and Control Bandwidth
With large numbers of guests seeking access to a hotel’s network, operators can easily monitor and control resource-intensive traffic like video streaming and P2P file sharing. Network operators can identify problem users, websites and applications, and apply automated policies to limit or prevent bandwidth allocation. Upper and lower bounds on bandwidth can be set for each application. These ranges can be expanded or contracted depending on the level of network congestion present. For instance, hotel operators can give aggressive bandwidth-consuming applications like BitTorrent or YouTube a lower allocation so guests using less-demanding applications are still afforded quality Internet access.
Ensure Reliable Application Performance
With the Nomadix Alloc8 – X Series in place, applications perform as promised every time. Studies have shown that with the reliable, high-performance Nomadix Alloc8 – X Series, user complaints typically drop by 75 percent or more. And, with the power to accelerate, shape and cache application traffic in a single solution, network operators can now guarantee that their most important applications will always perform at their best.
Monitor Network Activity
The Nomadix Alloc8 – X Series provides deep insight into users, devices, applications and activities. Its library of purpose-built reports, powerful analytics and predictive recommendations, which automatically make suggestions to resolve network impairments and improve network performance, enable network teams to diagnose and resolve problems up to three-times faster. Purpose-built reports include WAN planning, application performance, network governance and critical IT projects. The health of the network can also be monitored in real time, providing insight into how strategic applications are performing and the amount of bandwidth being consumed across the network.
Analyze and Inspect Traffic
This new technology, Nomadix’ Alloc8 – X Series, allows IT staff to analyze and inspect application traffic at Layer 7 to troubleshoot issues when they arise. Interactive data modeling capabilities provide a better understanding of the health of the network. Intuitive dashboards help operators visualize network activities for all users, applications, devices and locations.
Nomadix Alloc8 – X Series Appliances
With capabilities designed to appeal to integrators and hoteliers alike, the Nomadix Alloc8 – X Series provides the hospitality industry with a new level of performance and guest satisfaction. The Nomadix Alloc8 – X Series is offered in two affordable solutions that conserve, control and maximize bandwidth resources while improving both the guest experience and the manageability of the network.
The explosion of mobile devices is driving a wireless-everywhere expectation. With many users carrying multiple Wi-Fi-enabled devices and expecting Internet access for each one, it becomes crucial to manage bandwidth properly. This keeps visitors happy and coming back. So what is bandwidth management and how is it achieved?
Whether your business is a hotel, restaurant, sports arena, transportation center or the like, bandwidth management allows you to control the amount of bandwidth available to your patrons. Used correctly, bandwidth management ensures that each user receives a fair share of bandwidth. The need for bandwidth management is all the more important for locations that provide free public Internet access, because the volume of users is typically greater as opposed to locations that charge for the access.
Nomadix products enable you to better manage and control bandwidth. Nomadix gateways provide the on-ramp to service visitors, while the Nomadix Internet Traffic Optimizer (NITO) boosts available bandwidth and allows IT managers to review traffic patterns and content usage for intelligent management and allocation. The combination of the two appliances ensures fair and fast bandwidth for public access to keep Internet traffic flowing, leading to an improved user experience.
There are two types of bandwidth management: per device and per application.
Per Device Bandwidth Control
Per device control of bandwidth increases the ability of visitors to access the Internet and uses the bandwidth that is available, without a small group of users hogging the existing bandwidth. Bandwidth caps allow for a balanced utilization. Nomadix gateways can group specific devices together under a single bandwidth cap – for instance, a single user with multiple devices is given a single umbrella cap for all the devices. Caps can be defined and applied flexibility to create tiered pricing models that allow you to monetize the bandwidth provided to your visitors. In addition, individual users can self provision and determine if they would like a larger amount of available bandwidth.
Per Application Bandwidth Control
Per application control of bandwidth involves managing the traffic level – in other words, what are the devices accessing the network doing? What sites are they visiting? What type of content are they accessing? Are they surfing the Web or streaming movies? All these questions affect bandwidth. The NITO uses a layer 7 deep packet inspection approach to identify and monitor the network to collect information needed to create detailed reports of user activity. Once armed with this information, NITO allows you to easily set limits to specific applications to provide a better user experience for all visitors.
|Max APS Objects||250||250|
|Max SLA Objects||250||250|
|Max PDF Reports||60||80|
|Max Shaping Throughput||1 Gbps||2.5 Gbps|
|Max Concurrent Flows||500,000||500,000|
|Max New Connections Rate||10,000/s||2,500/s|
|Max Traffic Policies||1,024||2,048|
|NIC Slots||1 built-in 3 bypass enabled bridge pairs GigE, 1 additional slot||1 full-height slot, 1 low-profile slot|
|Available NICs||2 bridge GigE copper, 1 bridge GigE fiber (LC connector||
|Management Ports||RJ-45 Serial Console and dedicated management GigE NICRJ-45 Serial Console and dedicated management GigE NIC||DB15 Serial Console and dedicated management and cluster GigE NIC|
|IPMI||Present – shared NIC with dedicated management NIC||Present – shared with dedicated management NIC|
|Form Factor||1U rack mount with included sliding rails||1U rack mount with included sliding rails|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||44 mm x 436 mm x 300 mm, 1.72” x 16.81” x 11.81”||42.8 mm x 434 mm x 677 mm, 1.69” x 17.09” x 26.65”|
|Power||Internal – auto ranging||Dual redundant internal – auto ranging and field replaceable|
|Power Consumption||17W @ 0.13A (idle), 22W @ 0.16A (max)||110W @ 0.67A (max)|
|Weight||5.0 kg, 11 lbs.||19.3 kg, 42.46 lbs.|
|Environment||0°C to 40°C operating temperature, 5%-90% operating humidity||10°C to 35°C operating temperature, 10%-80% operating humidity|
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