Cisco introduces data center monitoring platform Tetration


Cisco announced  Tetration Analytics, a platform designed to provide real time data center visibility and analysis.

The networking giant said the Tetration Analytics gathers telemetry from hardware and software sensors, and then analyzes the information using advanced machine learning techniques.

Tetration addresses critical data center operations such as policy compliance, application forensics, and the move to a whitelist security model.

Through continuous monitoring, analysis, and reporting, the Tetration Analytics platform provides IT managers with a deep understanding of the data center that will simplify operational reliability, zero-trust operations and application migrations to SDN solutions and the cloud.

The servers and switches in the Tetration platform are prewired and the software is pre-installed.

Cisco said the product can be installed easily by answering a few questions regarding the data center environment.

Available in July 2016, the first Tetration platform will be a full rack appliance that is deployed on-premise at the customer’s data center.

The platform is installed with software sensors. In the first Tetration release, software sensors support Linux and Windows server hosts, while hardware sensors are embedded in the ASICs of Cisco Nexus 9200-X and Nexus 9300-EX network switches to collect flow data at line rate from all the ports.

Early field trial result feedback from Cerner Corporation   technology infrastructure director Brett Jones: “With the Tetration Analytics trial, we better understand application behavior and dependencies across our data center.”

Cerner focuses on health care technology. Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 20,000 facilities worldwide.