|[March 04, 2014]
Pluribus Networks Announces inNetworkTM Analytics Based on Freedom Server-Switch Product Line
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Pluribus Networks, the company that brings together compute, network,
storage, and virtualization into a single platform, announced today its
analytics solution, inNetworkTM Analytics,
which empowers both NetOps and DevOps with faster time-to-problem
resolution and seamless visibility into both overlay and underlay
networks. The Freedom Analytics solution, leveraging the company's
Server-Switch product line and Netvisor® OS, completely eliminates
external taps and the burden of a separate, dedicated monitoring fabric.
The analytics are integrated in the user interfaces to show real time
and historical data using time machine technology. Uses include network
and fabric assurance, application performance monitoring, network
security and compliance reporting.
Pluribus Networks will be demonstrating inNetwork Analytics at
the Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara, Booth 705, March 3-5, 2014.
In addition, the company will be supplying core services within the ONS
Showcase Network. Sunay Tripathi, CTO and co-founder of Pluribus, will
be speaking in the Hot Startup Track, Tuesday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m.
The Pluribus Freedom Server-Switch brings directly into the network
advanced fabric-wide monitoring and analytics services at a scale and
performance unmatched by traditional network switches. By leveraging the
Netvisor OS and Fusion-io (News - Alert) drive technology, the Freedom Server-Switch
can drive hundreds of thousands of IOPS to power the Freedom analytics
engine with a performance and scale unmatched by traditional network
switches and monitoring solutions in the industry.
Pluribus inNetwork Analytics provides unprecedented visibility
into real-time and historical application flow analytics, critical in
today's world of malware and attacks, and may be deployed seamlessly for
bare metal and virtual server traffic flows without any special agent
running on the servers. Lveraging the unique Freedom architecture, key
Out-of-box fabric-wide analytics without the requirement for dedicated
tap ports on switches, flow collectors or agents on servers, and
without the need for a dedicated monitoring fabric or additional code
development. Flow collection is independent of switches or topology,
and limitations due to switch hardware tables are all but eliminated.
Analytics are not only fabric-wide, but also at the virtual
network/application level, including full visibility inside overlay
traffic, which is no longer 'opaque.'
Ability in real-time to capture, analyze, modify, redirect, drop, and
police flows across the entire fabric-cluster from any node in the
cluster. Historical data is logged, available via 'Time Machine,' and
may be exported for big data analysis.
The Pluribus Freedom F64's 'industrial' control plane permits
monitoring at wire-rate as opposed to sampling, where nuances may be
Rich APIs between the network and the application layer permit greater
visibility into the analytics, and, for the first time, applications
may be proactive in managing network resources as opposed to being
reactive as a result of these analytics.
Pluribus offers highly flexible export options to visualization and
forensics applications, including open-source tools such as Qosient
ARGUS, all of which may be hosted on Netvisor.
"Innovative solutions such as Pluribus inNetwork Analytics
simplify compute, networking and virtualization in a unified platform,"
said Will Hall, Fusion-io vice president of OEM sales. "Fusion-io is
proud to provide industry-leading acceleration and reliability with the
ioScale for the Pluribus inNetwork Analytics solution."
"The analytics tool that Pluribus is announcing today gives users
detailed visibility into underlay and overlay networks without the need
for a monitoring fabric, allowing them to monitor performance levels and
scale in a way that could not be done with legacy solutions, " said
Peter Christy, 451 Research (News - Alert).
The Pluribus inNetwork Analytics solution, available this
calendar quarter, consists of the Freedom F64 bundled with 825GB of
Fusion-io ioScale storage and the Netvisor Software-Defined Fabric
services package. The integrated storage is capable of maintaining a
record of more than 1 million application flows across the fabric and
can store more than 1 TB of historical data per switch. More information
is available at www.pluribusnetworks.com/go/ons2014.
About Pluribus Networks
Pluribus Networks delivers an open architecture that fuses compute,
network, storage and virtualization, enabling a new class of services
and network-aware applications in the data center. For more information,
or check out www.twitter.com/pluribusnet.
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