Brocade commences the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform- a next step showing its ongoing innovation across Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions. The new platform allows organizations to achieve greater ROI and reduced OpEx for their mission-critical applications by providing IT staff with the highest levels of monitoring and analytics between servers and storage. As a result, organizations can better ensure predictable performance and operational stability for their IT infrastructures.
The new Brocade solution represents a much simpler design and deployment architecture that is superior to these traditional alternatives.
- The Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform is designed to help enterprises transform their environments to mitigate these risks.
- It is a dedicated, purpose-built storage network appliance for measuring application- and device-level I/O performance and traffic behaviors without compromising security or placing additional strain on compute, storage, or network resources.
- The appliance analyzes traffic for all network-connected devices, including data flows between both servers and storage devices, to provide end-to-end visibility into the performance of all applications.
- Ability to analyze unprecedented 20,000 data flows and millions of IOPS on a single system, the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform calculates and analyzes vast amounts of metrics from across the network, including network-connected devices, to uncover the often-subtle causes of infrastructure issues that diminish performance and availability.
Talking on the new announcement, Jack Rondoni, vice president of storage networking at Brocade said, “To meet the demand of application and data growth, enterprises are deploying virtualized and cloud environments with the tradeoffs of increased costs, complexity, and potential downtime.” “The Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform not only provides end-to-end visibility that was not available previously, but it also improves the ROI for storage infrastructures by providing in-depth, fabric-wide metrics.”
Performance history and trends are also tracked, enabling IT staff to proactively monitor and resolve issues, often before they occur.
In addition, the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform complements the features and functionality of the Brocade SAN Content Pack for vRealize to improve overall IT infrastructure visibility within highly virtualized VMware environments. The Brocade SAN Content Pack for vRealize Log Insight eliminates “noise’ from millions of events and amplifies critical SAN alerts to accelerate troubleshooting with actionable analytics.
Pricing and Availability
The Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform is exclusively obtainable from Brocade.