Pluribus Networks Announces VCFcenter™: Comprehensive Business Analytics at the Network Layer

Affordable Network Analytics for the Campus, Branch and Data Center works with existing networks at scale.  

Cisco Live! – July 11, 2016Pluribus Networks, the premier network fabric and analytics solutions provider, today announced the next phase of its award-winning network performance and monitoring solution, its VCFcenter™ platform and VCF application portfolio. VCFcenter is a single pane of glass that combines a big data approach to network visibility with web-scale analytics to offer a business-level network analytics solution. VCFcenter can be deployed in any new or existing campus, branch or data center at a dramatically lower price-point than any other network analytics offering currently on the market.

“The Modern Enterprise is rapidly adopting software-defined and hyperconverged compute and storage solutions due to the simplicity and value they offer the end user. They are also adding big data, mobility and even IoT applications to their IT strategies.” Says Tom Burns, VP and GM of Networking Products at Dell, “The network itself and the business-level analytics which can be derived from it have once again become a critical success factor for our customers. Working with Pluribus enables Dell and its partners to offer an affordable and complementary business-management solution at the network layer.”

VCFcenter is a true analytics platform that provides a wide range of foundational services, including secure user access, common user interface and shared data repository to all of the applications that are hosted within its framework. Deploying VCFcenter allows organizations to collect and analyze contextual information about business service application flows, and can scale into the billions of flows for web-scale applications. VCFcenter and its applications provides performance metrics associated with the use of any business service, from the packet, to the network flow or even the application level.

Existing network performance monitoring and analytics solutions have historically been complex to deploy and expensive. By addressing these two concerns relative to competitive offerings from Cisco, VMWare, Gigamon, NetScout and others, Pluribus is making VCFcenter accessible to all businesses of any size. Pluribus Networks VCFcenter provides the essential capabilities of an enterprise-class performance monitoring and analytics solution and can be used within any infrastructure from any vendor already in place. VCFcenter provides a business-level view and specific accountability for their network.

“Having application-aware visibility into your organization’s network is crucial as the transformation of the data center continues across the industry,” said Alessandro Barbieri, VP of product management at Pluribus Networks. “Network visibility has always been a luxury – available only to large enterprises that could afford expensive, complex, big brand solutions. Most other solutions struggle to provide a higher-level business insight of the network and its workloads. With our VCFcenter and its new family of applications, we’ve democratized network performance monitoring and delivered the industry’s only affordable, plug and play network agnostic monitoring and analytics solution for the masses.”

Key Features:

  • Enhanced Analytic Insights – flow and packet visibility with direct correlation to the business services that are consuming that information. Open and extensible API access to data repository.
  • Ease of Deployment – Flexibility that allows companies to deploy any number of distributed data collectors, using any combination of physical and virtual collection instances.
  • Scalability – Support for branch, campus, enterprise topologies as well as web-scale to billions of flows and packets, to enable extended timeframe network forensics and optimization
  • Reporting – Automatically provide key performance indicators and usage parameters to all vested parties

 

VCFcenter and VCF-Insight Analytics are available today.

For more information about VCF Insight Analytics, please visit here.

About Pluribus Networks

Pluribus Networks provides data center solutions that allow your business to run unconstrained. Our software-defined, open networking, fabric-based solutions transform existing network infrastructures into flexible and strategic assets fully aligned with today’s digital business needs. Our Virtualization-Centric Fabric (VCF™) architecture provides unprecedented insight, agility and security to customers seeking to simplify operations, run more cost effectively and bring new applications online faster. Find us on the web at pluribusnetworks.com and @pluribusnet.

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