Brocade analytics monitoring platform delivers unprecedented insight into storage networks

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As a result, customers can reduce up to nearly 70 per cent of storage networking latency and performance-related problems by quickly identifying changes in performance behaviours as well as pinpointing the root cause of issues before users are affected.

Organisations going through digital transformation are leveraging virtualisation, cloud technologies and automation to deploy applications faster than ever. Complexity in the data centre continues to rise along with performance expectations from users. Unfortunately, many organisations currently lack the tools and visibility required to see through that complexity and determine which devices are at fault for performance-related issues.

According to Gartner, “the reality is that data block size, read/write ratios, compression and deduplication ratios, virtual machine (VM) density on a server, etc. have a major impact on overall performance of storage devices, and these parameters vary from application to application. Architects need to evaluate these parameters and fine tune them so that they can optimise performance and meet service level agreements (SLAs), noting that this must be continually monitored for configuration drift. Investing in storage monitoring tools that help aggregate these metrics across the application environment is the first step in this direction.”

‘The Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform eliminates the need to implement multiple solutions at various endpoints and provides a more comprehensive view of the server, storage and network performance,’ said Jack Rondoni, vice president of storage networking, Brocade. ‘With the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform, organisations have complete visibility over their infrastructure allowing them to identify the true cause of any degradation and take action to meet application SLAs.’
The Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform is a purpose-built SAN appliance that measures application and device level I/O performance and analyses traffic behaviour within Brocade Gen 6 and Gen 5 Fibre Channel networks. The solution delivers actionable intelligence to administrators enabling them to optimise application performance. Utilising Brocade Fabric Vision technology, the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform is non-invasive and non-disruptive providing end-to-end performance data to dramatically reduce troubleshooting time.

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