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The next version of Peribit's Sequence Reducer, which is due to start shipping this month, should find a ready market among...

The next version of Peribit's Sequence Reducer, which is due to start shipping this month, should find a ready market among companies that are looking to get the most out of their existing network assets, writes Antony Adshead.

Besides offering increased compression ratios of up to 90% on all traffic - including voice over IP. The SR-55 is capable of prioritising traffic by application rates through the network. It also has increased reduction rates.

Extra bandwidth management features have been added to the product which will enable network managers to provide bandwidth according to quality-of-service priorities and free up the bandwidth needed for mission-critical business applications.

Peribit's compression technology uses molecular sequence reduction (MSR) algorithms which are derived from the algorithms used to match patterns in the study of genetic DNA.

The algorithms identify and eliminate repetitions in network traffic in wide area networks (Wans) to give compression ratios of up to 9.4:1 for mixed traffic flows. Peribit claimed full return on investment can be gained within nine months.

Shane Buckley, Peribit's president for the EMEA region, explained that between 70% and 90% of traffic on Wans is repetitive and those repeating data patterns limit overall network performance.

Peribit's secret is to look at traffic above the single-packet level so that similarities are accounted for and represented across large numbers of packets and even across applications.

MSR identifies patterns and replaces them with smaller symbols at the traffic origin. These are then decompressed back to the original format at the destination.

The SR-55 will offer two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and will begin shipping later this month.

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