Centina’s vSure uses APIs to provide an automatic stitching of discovered virtual assets to come up with a graph of resources for each virtual service.
VSure, which comes with OpenStack and OpenDaylight integrated, also provides a feedback loop into orchestration and SDN controllers, monitoring the health and changing components of virtual services. Support for OpenStack’s recent Liberty release isn’t native but can be added via a plug-in, a spokeswoman says.
Centina says its out-of-the-box plug-in is what separates it from the competition. The plug-in does the heavy lifting of working with network elements, element management systems, or other data sources.
Once the plug-in is installed, it looks up each device’s inventory, starts processing traps or alarms, and begins polling the metrics that are supported for that device. This allows users to quickly configure various aspects of their monitoring without a dedicated staff for integration. The plug-in supports more than 1,000 devices from 135 different vendors.
Centina’s competitors include HP and IBM, as well as niche players.
Based in Plano, Texas, privately held Centina has 65 employees and was founded in 2006. The company is bringing its service assurance and network management products into the SDN/NFV arena in addition to providing support for operators and enterprises through its NetOmnia product line.