Small Tree Communications has released an update for Link Aggregation, bringing it to version 1.4. Link Aggregation is a utility designed for multiple Ethernet ports networking. The update features improved performance and expanded switch support. According to Small Tree Communications:
Small Tree Communications announces the release of version 1.4 of its IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation networking software for the Apple Xserve and PowerMac computers.
Small Treeis v1.4 release of Link Aggregation provides higher stability and improved performance for a wider range of network switches over the initial 802.3ad product introduction.
Link Aggregation enables true enterprise class network solutions by bonding or trunking multiple Ethernet ports on a single computer into one virtual interface. This virtual interface provides higher bandwidth, higher availability, and more efficient utilization of the physical links than is otherwise possible.
Small Tree v1.4 Link Aggregation provides support for static or manual 802.3ad Link Aggregation, often implemented on older model ethernet switches. In addition the v1.4 Link Aggregation product incorporates an improved port allocation algorithm, providing higher performance from the aggregated links due to better load balancing of the network.
The v1.4 Link Aggregation also provides improved stability by resolving a wider range of end case configuration and launch conditions, making the product easier for the system administrator to cleanly install.
You can find more information about the Link Aggregation update at the Small Tree Communications Web site. Link Aggregation is available starting at US$299.00.