Converged Infrastructure Demands Optimized Networking
Companies who are adopting software-defined and networked-attached storage strategies in the data center space have found that the complexity and lack of visibility have become significant obstacles to overcome before they can feel comfortable standardizing on those approaches for large-scale production. Converged Infrastructure and Software-Defined providers create highly functional solutions that rely heavily on the network to not only transport packets, but to allow the deep visibility into the performance of those business level application flows. Traditional instances of rigid SAN based HPC and similiar infrastructures in fact are being replaced by modern and economical converged solutions when the proper compute, storage and networking solutions are combined.
To address the need of a large virtualized workload, Pluribus Networks has developed our VCF architecture and it’s Netvisor operating systems. Without the need for an external controller, industry standard switches running the Pluribus Netvisor OS federate into single fabric, offering unprecedented insight, agility and security. Pluribus Netvisor enhances the deployment, management and troubleshooting of advanced and converged solutions like Nutanix, far beyond what traditional network switch offerings can provide.
Pluribus Networks advances network virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN) through Netvisor, the industry’s most programmable, open source-based network operating system. Netvisor is based upon the Pluribus Virtualization-Centric Fabric™ (VCF™) architecture, a proven approach to understanding flow, rapidly responding to business needs and securing your data.
Factors that affect Nutanix Cluster performance:
- Block composition
- Secondary traffic
- Location of active/master cluster services
- Network hotspots
- Assured interoperability with legacy devices to offer flexible design options when deploying a new Nutanix Cluster.
- Automated integration with Nutanix services due to infrastructure change independence.
- Improved troubleshooting via indicators on file system operations and virtual machine performance.
- Simplified troubleshooting and anchor policies via fabric-wide consolidated view of end-points and VMs.
- Rapid administration of QoS and security policies fabric-wide by identifying individual flows or classes of flow to apply them to.