Creating Next-Gen Visibility in the Modern Data Center

There have been some pretty amazing advancements around data center technologies. By turning to converged infrastructure solutions that combine computing, networking, storage, software, and orchestration products in a single package, organizations have been able to make huge strides toward highly efficient and optimized service delivery from their data center.

Still, a major gap exists across all vendors of converged infrastructure solutions, which is real-time visibility into the traffic and transaction flows. In this whitepaper, we learn how extending visibility throughout the data center, across all islands of IT including the virtual server and virtual network, is a simple matter of deploying right-sized Gigamon components, such as the high-density GigaVUE-HD4 or GigaVUE-HD8 fabric node as a central aggregation point for SPAN and/or TAP ports.

Here’s the cool-factor:  Gigamon’s Unified Visibility Fabric architecture is built on a very powerful framework. The multi-layer approach involves:

  • Services Layer—Aggregation, filtering, replication, and intelligent packet modification which are the core functions of the GigaVUE fabric nodes
  • Management Layer—GigaVUE-FM delivers a central provisioning point across physical, virtual and other elements in today’s Software Defined Data Center architecture
  • Orchestration Layer—Offers programmability, automation, and tool integration for future advancements in data center technology
  • Applications Layer—Monitoring tools can perform more efficiently with applications like de-duplication, and in the future with intelligent flow-based sampling enabled by FlowVUE

Download this whitepaper today to truly understand how a powerful visibility infrastructure can dynamically impact your environment. Direct benefits include:

  • Big data visibility
  • Creating the “4th layer” visibility standard
  • Delivering Visibility-as-a-Service
  • Integrating the Visibility Fabric
  • Creating next-generation data center visibility – for today and the future

As your business evolves and grows – the data center model will become an even more critical component for your organization. The four-layer architecture that Gigamon describes follows the concepts of data center standard reference architectures, which today direct all paths of data center evolution towards the transformation of data center servers, networks, and storage into services offered to meet the needs of each business function within the enterprise.

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About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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