Cisco Launches Data Center Analytics for Obsessives

Cisco introduced software designed to warm the hearts of obsessive-compulsive data center operators, tracking “every packet, every flow, every speed,” the company said in an announcement Wednesday. It won’t tell you where you left your phone, though. You’re on your own for that. Cisco Tetration Analytics is designed to solve the problem of getting visibility inside the data center. Existing tools monitor the edges of the data center, but not the interior, Yogesh Kaushik, senior director, product management for Cisco, tells Light Reading. The cloud and DevOps exacerbate the problem, as network operators struggle to determine which applications should go to the cloud and how policies should apply to the cloud. And DevOps makes the problems even worse, with containers popping up and disappearing rapidly, and applications moving around frequently.…


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