R&M partners with Virtual Instruments on ‘holistic’ network monitoring
Hybrid solution said to manage infrastructure without performance degradation
Swiss cabling company R&M has announced a new partnership with US-based infrastructure-performance specialist Virtual Instruments to allow R&M to launch its Total Network Visibility solution, said to be a "holistic approach" to network visibility.
The solution integrates passive traffic access points (TAPs) into R&M's automated infrastructure management system, R&MinteliPhy. The HD TAP modules contain passive fibre-optic splitters that deliver an identical copy of an optical signal passing through them. Once the optical signal is out of band and connected to a Virtual Instruments VirtualWisdom Probe, the entire infrastructure can be monitored in real time without agents, according to R&M, helping to ensure availability and performance for live applications.
"Virtual Instruments' Data Centre Infrastructure Management software, which monitors live traffic feed across the network and provides overviews on an easy-to-read dashboard, is perfect for this [solution]," said Dr Thomas Wellinger, market manager, Data Centre, R&M. "The VirtualWisdom platform provides complete visibility and, for the first time, automated infrastructure management and automated infrastructure performance management are married as a single solution. This enables cost-effective, fault-free systems management and analysis."
"Together, we are providing an integrated solution for accurately monitoring and managing real-time infrastructure performance in a cost-effective manner," said Colin Pittham, director, Channel and Alliance, EMEA, Virtual Instruments. "The integration of R&M's Total Network Visibility platform with our VirtualWisdom solution allows users to monitor their networks closely, in real time, and detect emergent issues before they become problems that impact application performance and availability, whilst avoiding excessive overprovisioning."