Brocade Collaborates With VMware For SAN Analytics
The collaboration enables the Brocade Fabric Vision Technology to interoperate with VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0 to help reduce IT Costs by improving operational efficiency
Brocade has collaborated with VMware to provide intelligent analytics capabilities for fiber channel storage area networks (SANs) supporting cloud environments, using VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0.
Brocade Fabric Vision technology with VMware vCenter Log Insight enables significant improvement over prior generations of analytics solutions that have attempted to use complicated heuristics and rigid algorithms to improve the signal-to-noise ratio for dealing with multi terabytes of datasets. This provides deeper knowledge of SAN behavior to increase visibility about a variety of issues impacting VM performance and application responsiveness.
The Brocade SAN Content Pack can automatically deliver data to Log Insight, thereby reducing the overall mean-time to problem identification. Users are offered predefined dashboards, queries, alerts, and fields that can also be customized to specific environments. SAN events are intelligently classified and filtered to weed out volumes of excess data,
“Because IT infrastructures generate massive numbers of alerts on a daily basis, understanding which ones are truly meaningful is typically a manual, painstaking, and time consuming process that can create inefficiencies,” said Jack Rondoni, Vice President, Data Center Storage and Solutions, Brocade. “Administrators can use tools like Brocade SAN Content Pack and VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0 to effectively manage the shifting infrastructure patterns typical of modern data centers. This enables IT to finetune their environment via more effective root-cause analysis and visibility, enabling more efficient IT operations.”
The Brocade SAN Content Pack is available now at no charge and can be downloaded from the Log Insight Marketplace on the VMware Solution Exchange at https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/loginsight.