Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Arkin Launches Converged Visibility Platform

Arkin, a start-up based in Mountain View, California, unveiled its solution for bringing operational visibility to software-defined data centers.

The Arkin Platform aims to bring Google Search-like simplicity for monitoring and querying data center operations, which are usually distributed across various server, storage, security and network management systems. Arkin analyzes across for converged infrastructures and software-defined data centers built using technologies such as VMware NSX, Cisco UCS, VCE Vblocks, Palo Alto Networks firewalls and others. The goal is to enable instant and comprehensive search across entire data center (virtual and physical) for operational visibility, rapid troubleshooting and consistent security.

Arkin is also announcing a $15 million Series B investment from Nexus Venture Partners, key strategic investors and industry veterans including B.V. Jagadeesh (formerly CEO at NetScaler).


Converged infrastructure and software-defined approaches are all the rage. However, these transformational technologies have exposed severe limitations in the traditional operations approach and tools. Key challenges include missing visibility across the virtual to physical boundary, an expensive and inefficient silo based approach to IT operations and an archaic user experience that inhibits necessary modern day collaboration. “Organizations now are forced to rethink their operations strategy,” said Shiv Agarwal, CEO and Co-Founder of Arkin. “Based on a modern collaborative approach, the Arkin platform ties together the data center silos across virtual and physical. Some of the largest enterprises have deployed Arkin to simplify their operations and unlock significant cost savings and agility."

“We believe network virtualization will bring about radical improvements in network operations. Arkin is a great example of how you can build a new generation visibility platform and we’re delighted to have them as an NSX partner,” said Martin Casado, SVP and General Manager for the Networking and Security Business Unit at VMware.

http://www.arkin.net

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