The company says these enhancements will enable customers to reduce up to 70 percent of storage network latency, letting them identify changes in performance as well as pinpoint the root causes before users are affected.
The new features include a purpose-built SAN appliance that measures application and device-level I/O performance. It also analyzes traffic behavior within Brocade Gen 6 and Gen 5 Fibre Channel networks, allowing users to optimize application performance with insight.
One of the most notable updates, however, is the platform’s new database architecture, which provides increased scalability for large environments.
Other enhancements include greater flexibility of monitoring and alerting with Flow Collections, allowing users to customize monitoring levels per device; optimized user workflows in Brocade Network Advisor, allowing users to identify problem behaviors and perform root cause analysis; an Investigation Mode to drill into the details required for understanding complex behaviors and correlating events; and customizable reporting capabilities to correlate metrics and events and summarize trends for behavior analysis.
Additionally, Brocade is also planning to make virtual machine (VM) insight available as part of the Analytics Monitoring Platform’s Fabric Vision technology sometime in 2017. VM Insight enables correlation with other Fabric Vision metrics to identify the root causes of problems before operations are affected.