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Netcordia Expands Offering for Next-Generation Virtualized Data Centers

Netcordia, the leading independent provider of network management solutions, today announces support for Cisco’s most advanced line of Nexus products, the 1000v, 5000 and 7000 – continuing to keep pace with network managers’ biggest needs: managing highly sophisticated devices in today’s data center.

With the proliferation of virtualization, network managers are troubleshooting through a myriad of issues with physical and virtual elements. As the walls between the data center and the network disappear, and as network managers’ responsibilities extend well beyond bandwidth, performance and back-up, network managers tap NetMRI to control configuration and changes attributed to sophisticated networking devices.

Extending its best-in-class discovery, NetMRI gives network managers centralized diagnostic and management control over Cisco’s Nexus product family, that include:

  • Holistic analysis of configuration that ties network infrastructure to the health of the services being delivered
  • Detection and correction of configuration and policy violations to achieve a high-performance unified fabric capable of supporting today’s virtual machine-intensive servers
  • Efficiency in real-time network changes to support the dynamic nature of virtualized environments.

“The network plays a pivotal role in the data center,” said Don Pyle, CEO of Netcordia. “Network managers are resourceful by nature. They are now being called into the data center when there’s something wrong and they’re counted on to fix problems fast. With a combination of NetMRI and Cisco’s Nexus products, network managers can preempt large-scale issues with real-time monitoring of what’s occurring in the data center network.”

With NetMRI, network managers end the cycle of troubleshooting that delays strategic projects, instill gold-standard policy compliance across complex information networks, and make network management a proactive and prioritized process – even in the data center.

“Data center virtualization and the deployment of virtual network devices is having a significant impact on the network, and with more and more large-scale roll-outs it’s more essential than ever that network hardware and software fully support both physical and virtual elements,” said Jim Frey, Research Director at EMA. “We’re seeing the traditional lines begin to blur between data center and network operations – and strategic IT initiatives benefit because of that collaboration.”

Published Thursday, February 11, 2010 5:49 PM by David Marshall
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