Cisco Launches Real-Time Analytics Solution for Data Center and Cloud

Cisco has released Cisco Tetration Analytics, a platform designed to help customers gain complete visibility across everything in the data center and cloud in real-time – every packet, every flow, every speed. Cisco Tetration Analytics gathers telemetry from hardware and software sensors, and then analyzes the information using advanced machine learning techniques.

The Tetration Analytics solution 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 would provide 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 would be able to:

  • Understand what applications are dependent on each other throughout their data center and into the cloud.
  • Move from reactive to proactive: make informed operational decisions and validate the effect of policy changes before they are implemented.
  • Search across billions of flows in less than a second using Tetration’s forensics search engine and user interface.
  • Continuously monitor application behavior to quickly identify any deviation in communication patterns.

cisco intercloudTetration Analytics executes advanced data center analytics in real-time and presents actionable analysis with “easy to understand visuals.” Tetration delivers information critical for data center operations, such as: application insights, automated white list policy recommendations, policy simulation and impact analysis, compliance management, and network flow forensics.

The Tetration platform is a “one-touch” appliance: the servers and switches are prewired and the software is pre-installed. Setting up Tetration would be quite easy: answering a few questions regarding the data center environment would allow the Cluster to be configured. The big data complexity is hidden – no special big data expertise is needed to deploy or operate Tetration.

“Real-time analytics – based on recent advances in unsupervised machine learning, behavior analysis, and visualization – facilitate the pervasive visibility required to gain insight into and control over application mobility, security, and datacenter-wide infrastructure,” said Brad Casemore, Research Director, Data Center Networks, IDC. “In announcing the Tetration Analytics Platform, Cisco is delivering on the rich promise of real-time analytics, with application-behavior insights, policy simulation and impact analysis, automated whitelist policy generation, long-term data retention for forensics and analysis, and the capacity to detect policy deviations within minutes.”

Available in July 2016, the first Cisco Tetration Analytics platform will be a full rack appliance that is deployed on-premise at the customer’s data center.