Quareo brings IT managers the capability to electronically trace, monitor and authenticate every connection from the data center to the desktop.
hardware maker TE
, which used call itself Tyco Electronics until a few months
ago, has found its own entryway into the data center monitoring and control
Minneapolis-based corporation on April 18 launched Quareo, a new
connection-point product that uses embedded chips inside cables to keep
track of whatever is going through those wires.
this new type of data center visibility, Quareo brings IT managers the
capability to electronically trace, monitor and authenticate every connection
from the data center to the desktop, a company spokesman told eWEEK.
connectors provide what the company calls "connection-point
identification" that records the real-time status of each fiber and copper
connection point-and its entire cabling pathway-into a global database. This
information then can be used by network management systems, such as those
supplied by systems makers like Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Dell-in addition to
specialists and integrators such as Symantec, nlyte (yes, that spelling is correct) and Avocent.
end-to-end ecosystem of monitor chips helps a network admin manage the layers
of configuration, information security, change management, physical security,
asset management, performance, IT service continuity, risk management and
disaster recovery, TE said.
ability to query, view and manage Layer 1 [physical security of a network] in a
manner that is integrated with current network management policies has not been
possible with existing network management solutions that can only monitor,
control and secure Layers 2 through 7," said Stephen Mitchell, senior vice
president and general manager of TE's Enterprise Networks business.
is based on a Latin term meaning "to see or to know," Mitchell said.
the first time, users can have total visibility, security and control
throughout the entire managed network, including the physical layer of the
network, Layer 1," Mitchell said. "Network managers no longer will
depend on frequently outdated documentation or guesswork when it comes to the
physical layer-now they will know."
Connectivity will demonstrate Quareo products at the Interop Conference and
Expo in Las Vegas May 10-12.
Connectivity, a $12.1 billion company with nearly 100,000 employees, designs
and manufactures products that connect the flow of power and data inside the