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Pluribus Networks Announces VCF Insight Analytics
Pluribus Networks, the data center network solutions provider that allows your business to run unconstrained, today announced VCF Insight Analytics (VCF-IA), its revolutionary new flow-based, client-server oriented business intelligence solution for the data center. VCF-IA can be deployed on any data center network - regardless of manufacturer - to provide the critical operational view of the data center network for deep insight into applications for performance monitoring, troubleshooting and enhancing the effectiveness of forensic analysis and security.

"IT organizations have historically been hobbled by the lack of affordable network insight and associated metrics, and to date, traditional hardware-based monitoring solutions have been difficult to deploy and prohibitively expensive," said Kumar Srikantan, CEO of Pluribus Networks. "As a result, we wanted to bring deep visibility at the application level to every network and make it available to every network manager. In short, VCF Insight Analytics provides instantaneous, intuitive and uncompromised understanding of the performance of your business as seen from the network layer itself."


Pluribus VCF Insight Analytics is available in two configurations:

  • A stand-alone application that can be deployed upon any server to take advantage of the Pluribus VCF data center network already in place.
  • A packaged offering with the high performance, high-fanout-port-density (up to 64x10GE) Pluribus F64 collector appliance, which can be used to realize flow-level monitoring within existing third-party network infrastructures.

As a stand-alone application, VCF Insight Analytics works in conjunction with existing VCF API interfaces available within all Pluribus Netvisor powered switches. VCF Insight Analytics uses these APIs to continuously extract the time-series metadata associated with every flow in progress throughout the entire fabric, and stores these in a data repository for future analysis. VCF Insight Analytics includes a real-time analytics engine and easy to use drill-down navigation scheme to allow any particular type of flow or individual event at any point in time to be located and/or studied.

When purchased as a stand-alone monitoring solution for an existing network, VCF Insight Analytics is coupled with a Pluribus F64 collector to allow traffic from up to 64 span/mirror ports to be captured and then converted by the appliance into connections and their flows for analysis by VCF Insight Analytics.

"Our customers are looking for data center solutions that simplify their lives. They deal with the historically complex nature of maintaining their data centers, and are now searching for solutions that make those data centers easier to manage and faster to respond to their business needs," said Adam Beckman, CEO of Management Communication Services, a leading provider of systems management solutions. "Pluribus Networks understands how to simplify the connectivity within a data center, and with its new VCF Insight Analytics package, it provides deep insight into complex flows of business information within it. We look forward to bringing VCF Insight Analytics to our SDN customers."

Pluribus VCF Insight Analytics is available now as a perpetual or subscription-based offering, with support and maintenance services available.

Published Tuesday, February 02, 2016 2:39 PM by David Marshall
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