Brocade Collaborates with VMware to Provide Intelligent SAN Analytics for Cloud Hosting Environments

Networking Solutions vendor Brocade has collaborated with VMware to develop and launch its Brocade SAN Content Pack, providing intelligent and powerful analytics capabilities for Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs) supporting cloud hosting environments using VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0. The latest version of  vCenter Log Insight was announced at the same time.

VMware vCenter Log Insight can deliver real-time insights and monitoring of data from applications, virtualized cloud hosting infrastructure and physical hardware to help improve operational efficiency through automation and simplify IT troubleshooting. VMware vCenter Log Insight delivers the performance and scalability required by IT organizations for visualizing and analyzing multi-terabyte datasets.

brocade-sanThe new Brocade SAN Content Pack adds important functionality for Brocade environments in VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0. It uses Brocade Fabric Vision technology to enhance the innovative machine-learning functionality and improved query and data collection capabilities to provide systems administrators with a complete view of SAN health and behavior across physical, virtual and hybrid cloud environments.

SAN fabric uptime

“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 Center Storage and Solutions, at Brocade. “Administrators can use tools like Brocade SAN Content Pack and VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0 to fine-tune their environment via more effective root-cause analysis and visibility, enabling more efficient IT operations.”

The Brocade SAN Content Pack can automatically deliver data to Log Insight to quickly present the most relevant log data within the context of VMware Log Insight Manager. This approach would significantly reduce the overall mean-time to problem identification. Users are offered predefined dashboards, queries, alerts, and fields that can also be customized to specific environments. SAN events are intelligently classified and filtered to weed out volumes of excess or less-meaningful data that can inhibit quick responsiveness in maintaining SAN fabric uptime.

The Brocade SAN Content Pack is available now at no charge and can be downloaded from the Log Insight Marketplace on the VMware Solution Exchange at: https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/loginsight

Furlow consulting