Cisco Tetration wants to monitor your data centre

Cisco is hoping its enterprise customers will deploy huge arrays of sensors in their data centres to better understand their environments, simulate the effect of changes, and “replay” incidents to isolate root causes. The company this morning unveiled Tetration Analytics, which it said is designed to gather “telemetry from hardware and software sensors, and then analyse the information using advanced machine learning techniques”. At its core, Tetration is about gaining visibility into application behaviours, traffic flows, and dependencies. However, it is being heavily promoted as a kind of “time machine” for the data centre. Cisco said it can be used “to rewind what has happened in the past, view what is happening in the present in real time, and model what could happen”. Customers are asked to place soft sensors…


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