Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sprint Hits 275 Mbps with LTE 3-Channel CA with LG5

Sprint reached peak speeds of 275 Mbps in three-channel carrier aggregation lab tests using the LG G5, one of the first devices on the market to support the functionality.

“Our holdings of more than 160 MHz of 2.5 GHz spectrum in the top 100 U.S. markets give us more capacity than any other carrier in the U.S. In combination with our Densification and Optimization strategy we futureproof our network for our customers,” said G√ľnther Ottendorfer, Sprint COO, Technology. “This capacity enables us to reach very high speeds, as well as provide innovative unlimited data plans to our customers while keeping pace with the growing demand for data.”

Sprint currently offers 22 devices that actively support two-channel carrier aggregation on its LTE Plus network. Two-channel carrier aggregation delivers peak speeds of more than 100 Mbps in 237 LTE Plus markets across the country using 40 MHz of spectrum on the company’s 2.5GHz cell sites.

Six devices currently offered by Sprint are three-channel carrier aggregation capable: the HTC 9, HTC 10, LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and Samsung Note 7. With three-channel carrier aggregation Sprint will utilize 60 MHz of spectrum to provide peak speeds of more than 200 Mbps on capable devices. Three-channel carrier aggregation is slated for enablement on capable devices via an automatic software update following network deployment.

http://www.sprint.com


  • Earlier this month, Sprint reached peak lab speeds of 295 Mbps in three-channel carrier aggregation lab tests using the HTC 10.
  • In March, Sprint demonstrated speeds of more than 300 Mbps using three-channel carrier aggregation on a Samsung Galaxy S7. 

ZTE Picks Sequans for LTE-Advanced CPE

ZTE has selected Sequans Communications' Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced chipset platform for a new line of high-performance CPE for LTE networks operating on LTE bands 42 and 43, primarily used in regions including southeast Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and Europe.

The ZTEWelink WF830 is an outdoor, fixed wireless router matched with an indoor multiservice gateway that supports advanced networking and WLAN AP functionalities.. It offer dual-carrier aggregation and category 6 throughput. The unit could be used for advanced residential or small business services delivered over the LTE network.

“We chose Sequans technology for the WF830 because of the robust LTE-Advanced capabilities of the Cassiopeia platform that has been well-proven in the marketplace,” said Sanqiang Liu, Product General Manager, ZTEWelink. “Cassiopeia’s carrier aggregation capability is flexible and robust, allowing for advanced MIMO operation and very high throughput. Sequans’ support was excellent throughout, especially during the operator certification process.”

“We are pleased to contribute our technology to the new LTE-Advanced ZTEWelink CPE,” said Craig Miller, Sequans VP of marketing. “It provides very high LTE performance enabling integrated access for data, voice, and Internet in one powerful unit.”

The LTE-Advanced chip inside the ZTEWelink WF830 is Sequans’ Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced platform, compliant with 3GPP Release 10 specifications. Cassiopeia supports highly flexible dual-carrier aggregation that allows the combination of any two carriers of any size up to 20 MHz each, contiguous or non-contiguous, inter-band or intra-band. Cassiopeia also supports other Release 10 enhancements such as new MIMO schemes, enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (eICIC) schemes for heterogeneous networks (HetNets), and improvements to eMBMS (evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service) or LTE broadcast. Cassiopeia features Sequans’ advanced receiver technology for improved performance. Cassiopeia can support additional optional features, including envelope tracking and secure boot, at customer request.

http://www.ztewelink.com/en

ZTE Outlines Vision for Next 5 Years

ZTE outlined a vision of societal and technological change to guide the company for the next five years.

ZTE’s M-ICT 2.0 strategy is based on 5 key trends:

Virtuality — integration of the physical world and the virtual world with enhanced experience through Big Video, VR and AR
Openness — transition from the traditional competition-based business model to close collaboration on an open basis
Intelligence — intellectualization of all things, enhanced interaction and growing intelligence on multiple levels
Cloudification — cloud platforms to the basis for enabling the digital economy
Internet of Everything — including collaborative operations

In a whitepaper, ZTE says the future is to be built on an open and sharing digital economy, with service cloudification,  interconnection of everything, ubiquitous intelligence, and the integration of virtual and physical realities. The company expects openness and the sharing economy to reconstruct R&D models, industry chains, and the value network.

http://www.zte.com.cn/global/about/press-center/news/201608/201608241601

ZTE Posts 1H16 Revenue Rises 4% YoY

ZTE reported revenue of RMB47.76 billion (US$7.12 billion) for the first six months of 2016, up 4.05% compared to the first half of 2015.

Domestic operating revenue amounted to RMB27.8 billion, accounting for just over 58% of overall operating revenue. International operating revenue is RMB19.95 billion, accounting for almost 42% of the group’s overall operating revenue. Net profit attributable to holders of ordinary shares of the listed company rose to RMB1.77 billion for the six months ending 30 June 2016. Basic earnings per share amounted to RMB0.43.

Some highlights:

  • The reported operating revenue for carriers’ networks business in H1 was RMB28.74 billion. 
  • Operating revenue for government and enterprise business amounted to RMB4.61 billion. 
  • Operating revenue for the consumer business amounted to RMB14.42 billion. 
  • In H1 2016, ZTE invested close to 15%, or RMB7.06 billion, of their total revenue in R&D, the largest such investment the company has made to date. 
  • ZTE said it now ranks 1st in 4G global shipments to mobile network operators (as it has for three consecutive years) and has successfully increased its market share in both wireless and wired markets. 
  • In Q2 2016, ZTE rose to join the ranks of the Top 6 global smartphone manufacturers. ZTE Mobile Devices market share is ranked 2nd in Russia; 4th in North America, Sweden, Spain and South Africa; and 5th in Mexico and Australia.
  • In the enterprise business, Smart City remains a key engine of ZTE’s growth. ZTE rapidly expanded this business in the first half of 2016 and new orders have increased 40% YoY. 

http://www.zte.com.cn/global/about/press-center/news/201608/201608251615

Huawei's First Half Sales Hit CNY245.5 billion, up 40% YoY



Huawei reported sales revenue for the first half of 2016 of CNY245.5 billion (US$36.75 billion), an increase of 40% comparing with the same period last year. The company's operating margin was 12%. "We achieved steady growth across all three of our business groups, thanks to a well-balanced global presence and an unwavering focus on our pipe strategy," said Sabrina Meng, Huawei's Chief Financial Officer. "We are confident that Huawei will maintain...


Dell'Oro: Optical Transport Market Almost Hits $4B in 2Q16

The optical transport equipment market almost hit $4 billion in 2Q16, growing six percent year-over year, according to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group.

Some highlights:

  • Huawei, the market leader by revenue share, surpassed the $1 B quarterly revenue run rate for the first time. 
  • Revenue from deployments in China grew 20 percent year-over-year.
  • Shipments of 100/200 Gbps DWDM wavelengths doubled year-over-year.
  • DWDM Long Haul revenue grew at 18 percent year-over-year, much higher than expected.
  • Excluding sales to China, the Optical Transport market revenue stagnated with a zero percent year-over-year growth rate.
  • Average market prices for 100/200 Gbps DWDM wavelengths declined at a higher than typical rate due to the rising sales in China and competition among equipment manufacturers.
  • WDM Metro revenue grew at only three percent year-over-year, less than expected.


“The second quarter of 2016 was another great quarter for the Optical Transport market,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “However, it wasn’t an outstanding quarter. It was actually quite turbulent with a number of highs and lows,” added Yu.

http://www.delloro.com/news/optical-transport-market-almost-hits-4-b-2q16-according-delloro-group

Tempered Raises $10 Million for Identity-Defined Networks

Tempered Networks, a start-up based in Seattle, has raised $10 million in a series B funding round, for its Identity-Defined Networking (IDN) paradigm.

Tempered Networks' elastic and fully encrypted IDN fabric protects every connected resource with a unique crypto identity, instead of a spoofable IP address. This enables network administrators to cloak any IP or serial-enabled endpoint, machine or network--with no IP modifications. Device-based trust is flexible and portable and extends from any external and public cloud network to internal network hosts and clients.

The new funding was led by Rally Capital LLC with participation from existing investors, including Ignition Venture Partners, IDG Ventures, and Fluid Capital. This brings total funding raised to date to approximately $32 million.

http://www.temperednetworks.com


  • Tempered Networks is headed by Jeff Hussey (co-founder, President and CEO). Hussey was also the founder of F5 Networks.

Brocade Posts Q3 Revenue of $591 Million, up 7% YoY

Brocade posted Q3 revenue of $591 million, up 7% year-over-year and up 13% quarter-over-quarter, along with GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.02, down from $0.21 in Q3 2015 and from $0.11 in Q2 2016. The results include approximately two months of financial results from Ruckus Wireless.

"Against the backdrop of a mixed macro environment, we posted solid results, with total revenue at the high end of our outlook range," said Lloyd Carney, CEO of Brocade. "During Q3, we also continued the momentum of new product innovations across our portfolio, building a solid foundation for business growth and expansion of our addressable markets. Furthermore, with the successful completion of our acquisition of Ruckus Wireless in the quarter, we are pleased to welcome this talented and committed team to the Brocade family. Our combined strengths open up new opportunities and distinguish Brocade as a pure-play networking company for the digital transformation era."

Some highlights:

  • On May 27, 2016, Brocade completed the acquisition of Ruckus Wireless.
  • SAN product revenue of $282 million was down 9% year-over-year. The year-over-year decline was primarily the result of lower Fibre Channel director sales, which decreased 23%, partially offset by fixed-configuration switch sales which increased 3%. Sequentially, SAN product revenue decreased 5%, with directors declining 20%, partially offset by fixed-configuration and embedded switch sales growing 7% and 8%, respectively. 
  • During the quarter, Brocade launched the Brocade X6 Director, the industry's first Gen 6 Fibre Channel director for mission-critical storage connectivity. This highly reliable, high-performance, low-latency solution is specifically designed for all-flash data centers. IP Networking product revenue of $209 million, including $73 million of product revenue from Ruckus Wireless, was up 36% year-over-year. The increase was due to the acquisition of Ruckus Wireless, partially offset by lower U.S. federal revenue, which was down 26% year-over-year, primarily due to the timing of large orders. Sequentially, IP Networking product revenue increased 59% due primarily to the inclusion of Ruckus revenue.


http://www.brocade.com

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Reliance/GCX Launch SD-WAN

Reliance Communications & Global Cloud Xchange are teaming up to offer a global SD-WAN solution for enterprises.  The service delivers enhanced MPLS class VPN connectivity for enterprises, featuring low cost, Cloud-based, secure routing across the world’s largest subsea cable infrastructure.

“In today’s market, it is evident that SD WAN is rapidly gaining momentum as it offers an innovative way to adapt traditional WANs to Cloud services,” said Bill Barney, CEO, RCOM (Enterprise) and GCX. “Cloud X WAN, was developed to address the market, offering an affordable solution which embraces flexibility, scalability and enhanced security.”

RCOM/GCX’s Cloud X WAN will provide cloud-based managed services globally across the company’s proprietary CLOUD X platform; a leading edge Cloud ecosystem and multi-service orchestration platform implemented in key hubs along GCX’s Global subsea network infrastructure.

“Cloud X WAN is an evolution of GCX’s existing hybrid WAN service which already connects more than 20,000 locations to a global MPLS network via the Internet. A simple SD WAN router will form the basic building block, carrying out instructions from a centralized SD WAN controller. This device will perform key routing functions and other virtualized network services as selected in real-time in a portal by the customer” said Braham Singh, SVP, Product Management, RCOM (Enterprise) and GCX.

http://www.globalcloudxchange.com

Virtru Raises $29 Million for Trusted Data Format Encryption

Virtru, a start-up specializing in encryption and data protection, announced $29 million in Series A financing led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) with New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Soros Fund Management, Haystack Partners, Quadrant Capital Advisors, and Blue Delta Capital also participating in the round.

Virtru, which first launched in 2014, provides email and file encryption to more than 4,000 organizations around the world. The Virtru solution integrates encryption, access control, and data loss prevention (DLP) into tools like Gmail, Google Drive, and Microsoft Outlook.

The company's innovations and patented technologies include full-text search of encrypted content and the ability to use existing identity for authentication -- ensuring that customers no longer need to trade privacy for convenience. Virtru will use the new capital to accelerate support for cloud platforms like Microsoft Office 365 and extending its SDKs and APIs for software developers to integrate Virtru into their applications.

Virtru's architecture is built on the Trusted Data Format (TDF), an open-source technology invented by company Co-Founder Will Ackerly, a former cloud security architect at the NSA. Unlike network-based approaches to security such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, Virtru protects the data itself, throughout its lifespan and wherever it travels. Each content object is wrapped in its own secure envelope that can only be accessed by authorized parties. Customers manage their own encryption keys and access privileges can be revoked or changed at any time, even after content has been opened or shared.

"We've always been about making it easy for people to take back control of their private information, on their terms and without unnecessary complexity," said John Ackerly, CEO and Co-Founder of Virtru. "With the new funding and the support of best security and privacy investors and operators in the industry, we will take our mission to more businesses, software developers and individuals around the world."

http://www.virtru.com

Second Intelsat EpicNG Satellite Launched into Orbit

Intelsat 33e, the second of seven planned Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites, was launched successfully from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle.

Intelsat 33e, manufactured by Boeing, will bring high throughput capacity in both C- and Ku-band to the Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia regions from 60°E. The satellite will join Intelsat 29e, the first Intelsat EpicNG satellite, which was launched in January 2016 over the Americas and North Atlantic Ocean region, to form a high throughput overlay to Intelsat’s fleet of enterprise-grade, wide beam satellites.

“Intelsat 33e marks another significant milestone as we continue our ‘epic’ journey toward meeting our customers’ needs for higher performance, improved economics and simplified access to satellite solutions,” stated Stephen Spengler, Chief Executive Officer, Intelsat. “Our first high throughput satellite, Intelsat 29e, is already in service and exceeding our customers’ expectations in the Americas. With Intelsat 33e, customers operating in EMEA and the Asia Pacific regions will now be able to leverage Intelsat EpicNG’s differentiated capabilities and greater efficiencies to grow their businesses and deliver enhanced value to their customers.”

http://www.intelsat.com

First Intelsat EpicNG Satellite Successfully Launched by Arianespace

The first of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites was launched successfully from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle.

The Intelsat 29e (IS-29e), which is the first of the EpicNG satellites, combines high throughput Ku- spot beams in the Americas to meet broadband demand for carrier-grade telecom and enterprise connectivity as well as Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean coverage for dense aero and shipping routes. It also offers a transatlantic Ku- wide beam overlay and provides efficient broadcast capabilities for in-flight entertainment. C-band wide beam provides full South American continent coverage for media distribution. Boeing served as prime contractor.

“Today’s launch represents a truly ‘epic’ moment in communication’s history, as we begin a new era of high throughput satellite services for our customers,” stated Stephen Spengler, Chief Executive Officer, Intelsat. “This is a testament to the innovation and creativity of the Intelsat team who envisioned the Intelsat EpicNG platform nearly four years ago. Through design expertise and a deep understanding of our customers’ requirements, the Intelsat EpicNG platform will deliver high performance, improved economics and simplified access that will expand the addressable market for our solutions.”

http://www.intelsat.com/Intelsat29e
http://www.arianespace.com/mission/ariane-flight-va228/


  • Intelsat has previously named a number of customers in the region who have already committed to Intelsat EpicNG, include Compania Anonima Nacional Telefonos de Venezuela, BT Latam Venezuela, Anditel, S.A.S, Axesat, Amazonia Cabo Ltda., Cadena Ecuatoriana de Television C.A., Canal 10 CETV, Corporacion Nacional de Telecommunicaciones CNTE.P., Fox Latin America Channels do Brasil, Igrege Mundial do Poder de Deus, Radio e Televisao Banderantes and Telefonica del Peru.
  • In 2012, Intelsat first unveiled its EpicNG platform -- a new approach to satellite and network architecture utilizing multiple frequency bands, wide beams, spot beams and frequency reuse technology. EpicNG will be the company's next generation of satellites, promising higher throughputs and lower cost per bit. It will be a complementary overlay to the company's existing constellation of satellites and global IntelsatONE terrestrial network.

Red Hat Updates its Kernel-based Virtual Machine

Red Hat updated its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization platform for both Linux- and Windows-based workloads.

Red Hat Virtualization 4 includes both a high-performing hypervisor (Red Hat Virtualization Host) and a web-based virtualization resource manager (Red Hat Virtualization Manager) for management of an enterprise’s virtualization infrastructure. Specifically, Red Hat Virtualization 4 introduces new and enhanced capabilities around:


  • Performance and extensibility
  • Management and automation
  • Support for OpenStack and Linux containers
  • Security and reliability
  • Centralized networking through an external, third-party API
  • Performance and Extensibility


“While virtualization remains a key underpinning for the modern datacenter, customer needs are rapidly evolving to demand more than simply virtualizing traditional workloads. Modern virtualization platforms need to address these standard scenarios while making way for the emergence of virtualized containers and cloud computing, key aspects that Red Hat Virtualization can address in an open, extensible fashion," stated Gary Chen, research manager, Software Defined Compute, IDC.

http://www.redhat.com

Digicel Signs Usain Bolt as "Chief Speed Officer"

Digicel Group, which offers mobile and entertainment services in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific, has signed Usain Bolt to serve as its "Chief Speed Officer (CSO)."

Digicel has been a sponsor of Usain Bolt since 2004 - when he was fresh out of high school.

In his role as Digicel CSO, Usain will promote the company in a number of ways from both a commercial and community point of view and will continue to inspire, motivate and captivate customers and fans across the globe for many years to come.

Peter Lloyd, Director of Marketing for Digicel Group, said; “We are honoured to be turning our twelve year relationship with Usain into a lifelong relationship. Our relationship with Usain transcends sport – he is a unique human being who inspires millions of people across the world. We take pride in having been the first to offer superfast LTE and fibre to the home services in our markets across the globe and to be delivering a truly cutting edge communications and entertainment experience to our customers. As our Chief Speed Officer, we expect Usain to challenge us constantly to deliver awesome experiences to our customers be it from a product, service or community perspective.”

http://www.digicelgroup.com/en.html

SoftBank Adopts SanDisk's Multi-petabyte Flash Platform

SoftBank has adopted the SanDisk InfiniFlash all-flash storage platform for its software-defined storage solution.

Specifically, SoftBank has built a new software-defined, multi-petabyte in-house system using the SanDisk InfiniFlash platform as its core storage engine for real-time data transaction applications, enabling the installation of software in general-purpose servers. Previously, SoftBank was running an in-house traditional storage system combining hard disk drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD) for some of its applications.

SanDisk said its InfiniFlash platform offers up to 512TB of recording density in one 3-rack-unit (3U) platform.

http://www.sandisk.com

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

QTS and Canonical Collaborate on Private OpenStack Cloud

QTS Realty Trust, which owns, operates or manages more than 5 million square feet of data center space and supports more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, is working with Canonical the company behind Ubuntu, the to offer a private, fully managed OpenStack cloud solution.

The private, OpenStack cloud will be available from any of QTS’ geographically diverse and highly secure data centers in mid-September. It will be built on Ubuntu OpenStack and use Canonical’s application modeling service Juju as well as Canonical’s Bare Metal as a Service (MaaS).

In addition to the Private Cloud offering, QTS will offer a public, multi-tenant pay-as-you-go OpenStack cloud solution that is self-provisioning, elastic and highly scalable.  

“As a leading data center and IT infrastructure services provider, QTS is focused on delivering seamless hybrid cloud hosting solutions using proven, best-in-breed platform technologies,” said Anand Krishnan, Executive Vice President, Canonical Cloud. “We are pleased to support QTS’ delivery of OpenStack solutions that combine the rapid availability and elasticity of compute resources with the security and control their enterprise customers demand to support their mission critical applications and workloads.”

“QTS OpenStack Cloud is the latest addition as we expand our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings to create a one-stop shop for flexible IaaS and hybrid IT solutions that address increasingly diverse customer requirements,” said Jon Greaves, Chief Technology Officer, QTS.

http://www.qtsdatacenters.com/company/news/2016/08/22/openstack

Cisco Confirms Import Ban for Infringing Arista Products

In a blog posting, Cisco's Mark Chandler confirmed that the office of the U.S. Trade Representative has stated that the International Trade Commission’s import ban and cease and desist order covering all Arista products that infringed three core Cisco patents is now in effect.

In the statement, Chandler said Cisco is prepared to bring an enforcement action if Arista violates the ban and continues to sell or support infringing products.

http://blogs.cisco.com/news/protecting-innovation-facing-the-facts

Cisco Prevails over Arista in Patent Case


Cisco has prevailed in a long-running patent dispute with Arista (the '944 case). On Thursday, the International Trade Commission issued a Final Determination that Arista’s products infringe three Cisco patents. Two of the patents cover Cisco’s private VLAN network security technology which Arista included in its switches. The third covers Cisco’s proprietary core SysDB technology. Additional court ruling are expected in the coming months for a...


Arista Adds Telemetry Features with HPE, SAP, Veriflow and VMware

Arista Networks is rolling out new telemetry and analytics capabilities for cloud networks.

The new Arista EOS (Extensible Operating System) and CloudVision provides visibility into network workloads, workflows, and workstreams on a network-wide basis.

Key features include:

  • Instantaneous event-driven streaming of every state change, providing improved granularity compared to traditional polling models.
  • State visibility from all devices in the network, including configuration, counters, errors, statistics, tables, environmentals, buffer utilization, flow data, and much more.
  • CloudVision Analytics Engine for storing state history and performing trend analysis, event correlation, and automated alerts. The basis for both real-time monitoring and historical forensic event investigation.
  • New Telemetry Apps for the CloudVision Portal, including the Workstream Analytics Viewer, providing simplified visualization of network-wide state for faster time to resolution.
  • An open framework, built on standard RESTful APIs as well as OpenConfig-based infrastructure, providing a point for integration into a variety of partner solutions and customer-specific infrastructure.
  • Expansion of existing EOS Telemetry Tracer capabilities across device, topology, virtual machine, container, and application components.

“The automated network operations in today’s cloud networks are dependent on both a highly programmable software infrastructure as well as deeper visibility into what the network is doing. Legacy approaches to visibility fall short of these cloud requirements,” said Ken Duda, CTO and Senior Vice President, Software Engineering for Arista Networks. “The Arista state-streaming approach provides an open framework with unprecedented levels of completeness and granularity for network state information. Our CloudVision platform harnesses streamed network state to provide customers of all types with clearer real-time and historical visibility into their network.”

Arista said its partner ecosystem can leverage many benefits of this new telemetry solution via access to the network-wide state through common API’s at multiple integration points. Arista’s partners can access the network state either streamed directly from the devices or from the central state repository within CloudVision. The Arista CloudVision Telemetry solution is endorsed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SAP, Veriflow and VMware.

https://www.arista.com/en/company/news/press-release/1463-pr-20160822

Telehouse Activates North Two Data Center in London's Docklands

Telehouse Europe activated the first phase of its new North Two data center on its Dockland's campus in London.

The $175 million facility will cover 259,000 sq. ft of gross floor area across an 11-storey building within Telehouse’s existing 786,000  sq. ft Docklands campus, which is located very close to the center of London.

Telehouse also confirmed that the London Internet Exchange (LINX) is a partner in the new data center. Telehouse is already the primany home of LINX and the new facility extends colocation options.

Hiroyuki Soshi, Managing Director of Telehouse Europe, says: “The partnership between Telehouse and LINX has driven innovation and progress in the UK and worldwide, leading to unrivaled connectivity. The launch of North Two will further drive the industry to reach new heights and allow businesses to grow exponentially.”

Telehouse also noted that the North Two facility will be the first multi-floor data center in the world to feature a vertical Indirect Adiabatic and Evaporative cooling system, delivering a power usage effectiveness of 1.16.

http://www.telehouse.com/2016/08/telehouse-completes-first-phase-london-docklands-north-two-data-center-linx-board/

Brocade Expands Analytics Monitoring for SANs

Brocade introduced new capabilities in its Analytics Monitoring Platform for providing end-to-end visibility and greater insight into application performance.

The Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform is a purpose-built SAN appliance that measures application- and device-level I/O performance and analyzes traffic behavior within Brocade Gen 6 and Gen 5 Fibre Channel networks. The solution delivers actionable intelligence to administrators enabling them to optimize application performance.

New features include:

  • Greater flexibility of monitoring and alerting with Flow Collections. This capability allows users to customize monitoring levels per device, application or other uniquely defined logical groups of data flows. The ability to create logical groups of highly granular flow information simplifies troubleshooting, speeds up the planning process and provides simple yet flexible monitoring options for users.
  • Optimized user workflows in Brocade Network Advisor for the Analytics Monitoring Platform allow users to quickly identify problem behaviors and rapidly perform root cause analysis. A new Investigation Mode feature provides intuitive views to instantly drill into the details required for understanding complex behaviors and correlating events.
  • A Flow Filtering capability allows users to pinpoint critical information of interest even in the most complex, virtualized environments with thousands of devices and tens of thousands of flows.
  • Customizable reporting capabilities correlate metrics and events, summarize trends for behavior analysis and demonstrate compliance with performance SLAs.
  • A new database architecture in Brocade Network Advisor provides a highly responsive user experience and increased scalability for large environments.
  • A new user-friendly dashboard interface and modern hardware design.

http://www.brocade.com

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