As we integrate Endace into the Emulex product portfolio, I wanted to share with you what our combined solutions will solve in today’s data center.
Emulex and Endace are both leaders in the 10/40/100Gb Ethernet (100GbE) markets, and with this experience we are finding and solving the challenges of increased network performance and scalability sooner and better than others in the market, because we are there first to encounter the new challenges facing cloud and enterprise data centers at these network speeds. Together, we will be able to provide the only true end-to-end Network Performance Management (NPM) solution because we are the only company to combine and integrate Ethernet end points and network path visibility into a single NPM infrastructure. Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) provided by Emulex enable visibility into the application-level that was previously unavailable to the Endace NPM appliances, and in turn, the Endace NPM appliances provide visibility into the network path that was not visible to the CNA end points, this gap prohibited true end-to-end application performance visibility and acceleration. Together we can now see the source, path and delivery of applications at every level of the network for cloud, telco and enterprise data centers.
This will help IT shops in four ways:
- Improved Application Performance – We can now use our end points and network performance management appliances to show where the network is affecting delivery of applications and use our end point drivers to provide the only true application-level insight that will optimize configuration and transport of data over networks.
- Faster Execution for High Performance Computing (HPC), Big Data and Server Virtualization – By combining the Endace NPM appliances with Emulex’s next generation of CNA technology, which includes embedded virtual switching support, we can help accelerate next generation applications that heavily depend on east-west traffic between servers in the same rack or cluster. Our flexible driver model and NPM traffic monitoring provide the ability to optimize the traffic inside racks and clusters to improve low latency application delivery for HPC (such as High Frequency Trading), faster sorting of big data for analytics and improved service level agreements (SLAs) by reducing transfer time of virtual machines across physical servers.
- Open Dock Appliance – The Endace appliance has the ability to host third party applications, enabling IT managers work continue to work with their preferred software partner, but gain the benefits of 100 percent network monitoring. The open architecture and integration model of Endace appliances and industry standard drivers of CNAs provided by Emulexcreate a flexible and adaptable model for IT managers.
- Integration with SDN (Software Defined Networking) – Both Endace and Emulex have been active participants in the SDN and OpenStack management markets and we will use our combined software and management tools to deliver integrated and flexible solutions for software defined data centers.
Paradigm shifts are often solved by companies with a new perspective and we believe we have the right solutions to meet the changing needs and demands of the networking market today and in the future.