Showing posts with label Arkin. Show all posts
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Monday, June 13, 2016

VMware Acquires Arkin for SDDC Tools

VMware agreed to acquire Arkin Net, a start-up offering software-defined data center security and operations tools. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Arkin, which is based in Santa Clara, California, brings operational visibility to software-defined data centers. The Arkin platform provides insights into the datacenter traffic flows via a pre-assessment tool that enables faster NSX deployments via micro-segmentation planning. Post deployment, Arkin significantly lowers time to resolution, leveraging constructs such as time-machine, plain English search and contextual analytics across virtual and physical layers.

The companies said that as organizations adopt a software-defined data center (SDDC) architecture based on VMware virtualized infrastructure, they will require an operational model that delivers cross-silo visibility and collaboration. By integrating Arkin's platform with the VMware vRealize Suite, cloud management teams will have access to a new generation of planning, troubleshooting and automation platform that provide visibility and control across the entire data center environment.

“Arkin is a great fit for VMware and its customers as we look to accelerate our growth businesses including cloud management and network virtualization,” said Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, cloud management business unit, VMware. “With VMware NSX combined with Arkin and vRealize, VMware will deliver the security and operations management plane for the SDDC. Over time, Arkin will solidify vRealize Suite’s position as the industry’s most comprehensive Cloud Management Platform that delivers application-focused operations, NSX micro-segmentation at scale and cross-domain visibility and context across physical and logical infrastructure.”

http://www.vmware.com

  • Arkin previously disclosed a $15 million Series B investment from Nexus Venture Partners, key strategic investors and industry veterans including B.V. Jagadeesh (formerly CEO at NetScaler)
  • Arkin was co-founded by Shiv Agarwal (previously VMware), Rohit Toshniwal (previously VMware), Mukul Gupta (previously Playdom), and Abhijit Sharma (previously BMC).

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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