Brocade (News - Alert), a company that deals in fabric networking solutions, recently collaborated with VMware to develop a new management pack that enables companies to lower enterprises to lower operational costs by managing Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs) operating within highly virtualized environments.
According to the agreement, both the companies will join their forces to develop the Brocade SAN Analytics Management Pack for the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite, which provides automated operations management using patented analytics and an integrated approach to performance, capacity and configuration management. The management pack will send out real-time SAN health and performance metrics information from Brocade SAN fabrics into vCenter Operations Management Suite, providing complete access to baseline metrics and trending information for data traffic. The solution will also enable the identification of SAN bottlenecks between servers and storage to enable more proactive application performance monitoring.
"Today IT staff have limited visibility into the Fibre Channel SAN from VMware management tools, leading to more time spent troubleshooting issues and increased downtime, degraded application performance, and underutilized resources," said Jack Rondoni, vice president, data center storage and solutions, at Brocade. "With the Brocade SAN Analytics integration with vCenter Operations Management Suite, administrators will have an aggregated view across the entire virtual infrastructure within vCenter Operations Management Suite, including SAN and storage, enabling them to quickly isolate problems and focus troubleshooting efforts on the right location. As a result, time-to-resolution of issues is reduced from days and hours, to minutes."
"Storage plays an important role in highly virtualized data centers," said Ramin Sayar, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management, VMware. "With the Brocade SAN Analytics Management Pack for VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite, customers can benefit from visibility that extends into the storage subsystem, simplified management and rapid root cause detection, as well as optimal performance of workloads running in their virtual environments."
Edited by Ryan Sartor