Bivio 7000 Series

10Gb Programmable Network Appliance Platforms

Features and Benefits

  • True Wire-Speed, 10 Gbps Performance
    State-of-the-art high-performance architecture ensures all deep packet handling services on all interfaces are processed and forwarded at line rate for all packet sizes.
  • Standard Linux Environment
    Network appliance is shipped with a pre-ported, standard Linux distribution with full Linux API compatibility to ensure rapid development.
  • High Availability
    Bivio 7000 Series platforms support redundant system configurations to deliver non-stop mission-critical services.
  • Network Connectivity with Hardware Bypass
    A selection of industry-standard network interfaces provide programmable fail-open support for copper or fiber cabling.
  • Scalable Processing & Performance
    Multiple platforms may be stacked to deliver unprecedented application performance and throughput.

10 Gigabit Deep Packet Processing

The Bivio 7000 Series of Bivio’s DPI Application Platform family are high-performance and fully programmable, multi-application network appliances that combine a unique packet processing hardware architecture with a software platform that includes a standard Linux-based execution environment and a comprehensive set of networking features. Designed specifically to provide wire speed deep packet processing at speeds up to 10 Gbps, the Bivio 7000 Series architecture fuses Network Processing components with Application Processing CPUs to deliver uncompromising performance and unmatched flexibility. The Bivio 7000 Series includes two main product configurations that provide performance optimized features to deliver true line rate packet processing from 4 Gbps to more than 10 Gbps throughput using seamless scaling technology.

BiviOS™ Environment

At the foundation of the Bivio platform is a standard Linux execution environment that allows any Linux-based networking application to run on the appliance with little porting effort. The Bivio software environment is called BiviOS™ and includes a comprehensive set of networking and management features in addition to the Linux kernel and common APIs.

By basing the Bivio network appliance on a standard, pre-ported Linux distribution with full API compatibility, software developers can quickly and easily run applications within hours of unpacking the device. BiviOS™ is transparent to the programmer but immediately allows applications to take full advantage of the performance, flexibility, and scalability inherent in the Bivio 7000 Series platforms.

BiviOS™ also supports a rich set of software infrastructure components that allow developers to quickly realize advanced capabilities of the Bivio network appliance. These components provide a variety of critical services including robust traffic management and load distribution across the multiple Application Processor CPUs. Bivio Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) enable further customization and optimization of the Bivio architecture to the specific application requirements.

Network Interface Modules

Network Interface Modules (NIMs) simplify the connection of the Bivio 7000 Series DPI Application Platforms to a variety of industry standard network interfaces. The platform includes two NIM slots that may be populated with any combination of the available NIM boards. This allows equipment integrators to select the appropriate type and number of interfaces required for each installation without impacting the appliance system architecture.

Many network topologies require failsafe protection from devices that are installed as “in-line” elements on the network. This requirement guarantees that an equipment failure will not cause a network outage or loss of connectivity. Bivio 7000 Series NIMs are designed with software-programmable bypass circuits so that in the event of a power failure or other system fault, the bypass ports will fail “open”, allowing network traffic to pass uninterrupted through the NIM. The failopen occurs between paired ports on the same NIM. This feature allows the network appliance to be placed directly in-line in the network topology without adding additional switches or routers when used in a transparent mode deployment.

Bivio 7000 Series NIMs include:

  • 2-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GBASE-SR/LR), programmable hardware bypass
  • 6-port Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-SX/LX), programmable hardware bypass
  • 8-port Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T), programmable hardware bypass
  • 8-port OC-3c/STM-1c Packet-over-SONET/SDH, programmable hardware bypass
  • 8-port OC-12c/STM-4c Packet-over-SONET/SDH, programmable hardware bypass
  • 2-port OC-48c/STM-16c Packet-over-SONET/SDH, programmable hardware bypass
  • 1-port OC-192c/STM-64c Packet-over-SONET/SDH, programmable hardware bypass

Specification Summary

Platform Features Bivio 7512/4 Bivio 7562/4
Performance (max) 4 Gbps 10 Gbps
Scalable Processing Capability Yes Yes
Network Interface Modules
(Any 2 per system)
8x GE Copper
6x GE Fiber
2x 10GE Fiber
8x OC-3c/STM-1c
8x OC-12c/STM-4c
2x OC-48c/STM-16c
1x OC-192c/STM-64c
Storage Technology SAS or SATA SAS or SATA
Redundant Power Supplies Yes, AC or DC Yes, AC or DC


Bivio 7000 Product Brief

The Bivio 7000 Series is a family of compact, high performance, and fully programmable network appliances.

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