Brocade expands Analytics Monitoring Platform capabilities  

Brocade added new capabilities in its Analytics Monitoring Platform.

New features include flexibility of monitoring and alerting with flow collections, optimized user workflows in Brocade Network Advisor, a flow filtering capability, customizable reporting capabilities, a new database architecture in Brocade Network Advisor and a new user-friendly dashboard interface and modern hardware design.

The San Jose, California-based networking company, said new capabilities will help organizations with end-to-end visibility and greater insight into application performance.

As a result, customers can reduce up to nearly 70 percent of storage networking latency and performance-related problems by quickly identifying changes in performance behaviours.


“The Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform eliminates the need to implement multiple solutions at various endpoints and provides a more comprehensive view of the server, storage and network performance,” said Jack Rondoni, vice president of storage networking, Brocade.

“With the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform, organizations have complete visibility over their infrastructure allowing them to identify the true cause of any degradation and take action to meet application SLAs.”

The new Brocade Analytics Platform 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.

Utilizing Brocade Fabric Vision technology, the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform is non-invasive and non-disruptive providing end-to-end performance data to dramatically reduce troubleshooting time.

“Since deploying the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform, we’ve had deeper visibility across the entire SAN environment,” said Jean Luc Aslan, data center architect, Swisscom.

“This has enabled us to better troubleshoot the issue and as a result, we reduced the time it takes to resolve problems from weeks to days,” Luc Aslan adds.

Organizations using the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform in either Brocade Gen 6 or Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN will also be able to leverage VM Insight for visibility into the application performance of individual VMs.

Brocade currently plans to make VM Insight available as part of Fabric Vision technology and supported in the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform sometime in 2017.

VM Insight uses standards-based VM tagging to enable the monitoring of VM-level application performance behavior.

Using this information, storage administrators can establish baseline application performance and identify anomalies in order to fine-tune the infrastructure to meet service level objectives.

VM Insight also enables fast correlation with other Fabric Vision metrics to identify the root cause of problems before operations are affected.

Brocade conveyed that the new capabilities in the Analytics Monitoring Platform will be demonstrated at VMworld 2016 in Brocade Booth #935. General availability is planned for the fourth quarter of 2016. VM Insight will also be shown at VMworld 2016.

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