The future of an orchestrated world is heavily dependent on the collective infrastructure to share and act on data that normally exists in compute/storage/networking silos. If automation and DevOps are to eventually lead to a less operationally complex environment and help drive down the costs associated with it, integration of heterogeneous infrastructure elements is an absolute must. On December 6th, we will show what happens when infrastructure data is put to use across multiple components of the IT infrastructure. Using SolarWinds’ leading monitoring capabilities, we will demo the kind of meaningful integration that will ultimately help curb the growth of long-term operational expense.
Plexxi brings SDN principles to a shipping datacenter product. The demo will showcase Plexxi’s optically-connected switches built around a controller-based architecture. At the core of Plexxi’s networking view is the notion that the job doesn’t end at connectivity and that traditional leaf-spine architectures miss the point. The IT infrastructure world revolves around applications and end-user experience. Without understanding who is talking to who (this application on this VM to that disk in that server), the network fundamentally misses out on the biggest value it can add: improving these conversations.
SolarWinds makes it easy to quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve performance issues before outages occur. Their tools offer real-time views and dashboards that enable you to visualize the infrastructure and track network performance at a glance. Using dynamic topology maps and automated network discovery, you can deploy and keep up with your evolving network.
The combination of deep, easy-to-understand, real-time performance information and a network that can automatically make use of this information is exactly what automation and DevOps is about. Using SolarWind’s inventory of infrastructure information to drive network behavior and action is precisely how users will ultimately wring costs out of their operating models. This demo is about how to do this in a real-world environment. Everything works in PowerPoint, but no Microsoft authoring tool can save your operators money when they are face-to-face with their equipment at 3am on a Tuesday morning. This demo makes it real.
Join Plexxi’s Simon McCormack (Director of Product Management) and Rob Hock, Product Manager – Orion Platform as they show:
- Automated Affinity discovery and creation through the Plexxi-SolarWinds integration
- SNMP integration between Plexxi and SolarWinds
- SolarWinds Orion groups and virtualization monitoring
- SolarWinds “SWQL” studio tool
- Harvesting SolarWinds data for use in Plexxi’s SDN controller
- Integration of SolarWinds with Plexxi’s real-time Data Services Engine
- Use of SolarWinds’ event feed to dynamically drive network optimization
Join us as Plexxi and SolarWinds demo a unique DevOps integration, which builds and maintains Plexxi Affinities using compute and network information for both physical and virtual nodes, derived from SolarWinds Orion NPM.
This event has ended. To view the archived videos, podcast and transcript of this DemoFriday, please visit: https://www.sdxcentral.com/resources/sdn-demofriday/2013-demofriday-archives/plexxi-solarwinds-highlight-data-sharing/