Cisco dives deeper into data center visibility

Staff writer
29 Jun 2016

Cisco has announced Cisco Tetration Analytics, a platform designed to help customers gain complete visibility across everything — packet, flow, speed — in the data center in real time.

Cisco Tetration Analytics gathers telemetry from hardware and software sensors, and then analyzes the information using advanced machine learning techniques.

Tetration addresses critical data center operations such as policy compliance, application forensics, and the move to a whitelist security model. Through continuous monitoring, analysis, and reporting, the Tetration Analytics platform provides IT managers with a deep understanding of the data center that will simplify operational reliability, zero-trust operations and application migrations to SDN solutions and the cloud.

With Cisco Tetration Analytics, organizations can understand what applications are dependent on each other throughout their data center and into the cloud, and move from reactive to proactive — make informed operational decisions and validate the effect of policy changes before they are implemented.

Firms can also search across billions of flows in less than a second using Tetration’s forensics search engine and user interface, and continuously monitor application behavior to quickly identify any deviation in communication patterns.

“Gaining much deeper visibility into the data center and automating actionable analysis across a company’s infrastructure marks a critical technology advancement in building secure digital business models like cloud, mobile and IoT,” said David Goeckeler, SVP and general manager of Cisco’s Networking and Security Business Group.

“We believe the insights we gain from applications and the data center overall will enhance existing software solutions and drive the future development of new advanced software that will improve business operations, efficiency and customer experiences,” said Goeckeler.

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