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Cloud Operations with SAN Infrastructure Visibility – Brocade

As virtual infrastructure (VI) within the data center becomes a focal point of management from a business imperative operations management end, it is important to ensure all of the underlying hardware components that have impact on the performance of virtual machines, and the applications hosted on top of these, are integrated into the VI operational tools.

Domain expertise is typically best left for those vendors who have deep customer experience such as Fibre Channel switching, SAN storage, purpose built firewalls, and/or multi-path data center routing. Conversely customers cannot afford to play swivel chair between non-integrated domain operations tools especially when they have business critical outage conditions. These outage conditions are now measured in minutes; outage’s longer than 10 minutes usually means someone’ s job is at risk.

We are expanding our partner reach within our growing cloud automation and operations product portfolio, to include ecosystem partners. This expansion is designed for leveraging their domain expertise, while integrating this expertise into a common set of deep domain Management Packs that offer a unified environment for proactive problem detection, health, capacity and performance management.

As a proof point Brocade and VMware have just completed the vCenter Operations Manager Management Pack with Brocade Networks. This plug-in imports a rich set of Fibre Channel topology data, including customized visualization, and problem alerting into vCenter Operations Manager. 

As storage performance is often the major problem affecting the health, risk, and/or capacity of virtual machines, integrating Brocade SAN switching data into vCenter Operations Manager significantly enhances the operations reach while reducing the mean to identification and repair. . VMware  will be co-hosting a  joint webinar with Brocade on November 19th per the following details.

Also please see Brocade’s blog as they provide additional detail regarding this integration with vCenter Operations Manager.

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Wayne Greene

About Wayne Greene

Wayne leads the Management Business Unit Solutions Product Management team covering partner centric solutions across the portfolio. Previously he lead the product management team at Cisco’s Cloud & Systems Management Group focusing on Cloud Automation. He drove the acquisition of newScale for a cloud service catalog and self service. Wayne came to Cisco through the acquisition of Tidal Software, a leading provider of automation solutions where he was the VP of Marketing and Product Management. Prior to working at Tidal, he was the Director of Competitive and Market Intelligence at the Wily Technology Division of Computer Associates. Prior to CA, Wayne was at Hewlett Packard for 18 years is a variety of different roles, spending the last 6 years in the Corporate IT and Outsourcing Services division where he was responsible for the enterprise management toolset. He led a team of approximately 120 engineers and was responsible for system, network, and application monitoring, help desk ticketing and case exchange solutions, enterprise application integration, job scheduling, datawarehousing and reporting, and end user support portals. Wayne has a PhD from University of California at Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science from M.I.T.