Cisco Unveils Tetration Analytics Platform for Data Center Monitoring
The technology vendor's latest offering is designed to give enterprises complete visibility into every part of the data center using a single product.NEW YORK—Cisco Systems has aggressively expanded its IT solutions capabilities over the past several years, building on its expertise in network switches and routers to extend its reach into all parts of the data center. The tech vendor has rolled out products including the Unified Computing System (UCS) for IT infrastructure and the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Nexus 3000 and 9000 switches to address network virtualization. It also has bought dozens of companies to bolster its capabilities in everything from security and the cloud to the Internet of things (IoT) and enterprise software. At an event here June 15, CEO Chuck Robbins and other Cisco executives introduced a data analytics platform that they said will enable businesses to monitor every part of their data centers, giving them unheard-of visibility and insights into everything from the systems themselves to the applications that run on them. Cisco's Tetration Analytics platform will enable customers to see in every packet traversing their networks and data from every sensor throughout the data, and will be able to collect the massive amounts of data generated and analyze it in real time to deliver actionable insights. In addition, it can give customers a historic view of what has occurred in the data center, let them see what is going on in real time and enable them to model what can occur in the future.
Right now, there are products from other vendors that enable organizations to do some of these tasks, Robbins said. However, "I contend that there is no solution out there that can do 100 percent of the data center, at wire speed, at scale," he said during the event, held at the One World Trade Center building.