Brocade and VMware provide SAN analytics for cloud

Companies collaborate to enhance VMware vCentre Log Insight 2.0.

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Brocade and VMware provide SAN analytics for cloud The Brocade SAN Content Pack can automatically deliver data to VMware vCentre Log Insight 2.0 and present the most relevant log data within the context of Log Insight Manager.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  May 22, 2014

Fabric networking solutions provider Brocade today announced its collaboration with VMware to provide analytics capabilities for fibre-channel storage-area networks (SANs), supporting cloud environments using VMware vCentre Log Insight 2.0.

Log Insight 2.0 uses Brocade fabric-vision technology to deliver machine-learning functionality and data-collection capabilities to provide systems administrators with a complete view of SAN health and behaviour across physical, virtual and hybrid-cloud environments.

"Because IT infrastructures generate massive numbers of alerts on a daily basis, understanding which ones are truly meaningful is typically a manual, painstaking, and time-consuming process that can create inefficiencies," said Jack Rondoni, vice president, Data Centre Storage and Solutions, Brocade.

"Administrators can use tools like Brocade SAN Content Pack and VMware vCentre Log Insight 2.0 to effectively manage the shifting infrastructure patterns typical of modern data centres. This enables IT to fine-tune [its] environment via more effective root-cause analysis and visibility, enabling more efficient IT operations."

The Brocade SAN Content Pack, which is available now at no charge, can automatically deliver data to Log Insight and present the most relevant log data within the context of VMware Log Insight Manager. Users are offered predefined dashboards, queries, alerts, and fields that can be customised to specific environments. SAN events are classified and filtered to weed out volumes of excess or less-meaningful data that can inhibit quick responsiveness in maintaining SAN fabric uptime.

"Brocade's achievements in simplifying and automating SAN fabrics align with VMware's design goals for VMware vCentre Log Insight 2.0," said Sajai Krishnan, vice president, Product Marketing, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware. "This builds on a number of areas of collaboration between Brocade and VMware, further demonstrating the value we are jointly delivering to the most advanced data centres."

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