Saturday, 24 June 2017

Ixia launches CloudLens platform

Ixia
Tuesday 10 May 16

Ixia has announced CloudLens, a platform consisting of existing Ixia solutions and planned products that will integrate network visibility across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. Ixia’s CloudLens platform gives service providers, cloud providers, and enterprises unprecedented insight into network traffic in both physical and virtualized environments…

Ixia has announced CloudLens, a platform consisting of existing Ixia solutions and planned products that will integrate network visibility across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.

Ixia’s CloudLens platform gives service providers, cloud providers, and enterprises unprecedented insight into network traffic in both physical and virtualized environments, using the power of Ixia's virtual network taps, packet and application flow filtering, Netflow with advanced application identification and geographic location, SSL decryption, and industry-leading deduplication capabilities.

Hyperscale deployments are characterized by continuous configuration changes based on demand. While resource pooling and elastic scale are part of the cloud value proposition, the ability to monitor virtual traffic flows at the same scale has been limited. Ixia’s CloudLens platform will provide the framework for virtual taps and data filtering to meet the elastic demands of cloud customers in a multi-tenant self-serve model. Using the CloudLens platform, users will be able to deploy a highly scalable traffic monitoring system in a matter of minutes, not hours or days.

“The CloudLens platform is a game changer for cloud deployments,” said Zeus Kerravala of ZK Research. “The ability to deliver a network data collection system supporting security and monitoring across cloud environments is significant considering the differences in these environments. Ixia is creating a framework that does not rely on provider specific hypervisor environments.”

“The CloudLens platform is a true reflection of what Ixia is well recognized for in the industry, which is combining technology innovation with solutions that address real-world network challenges,” stated Dennis Cox, Chief Product Officer at Ixia. “We are committed to addressing those challenges, and will continue to innovate, leveraging our years of experience, to deliver unprecedented visibility across all cloud environments.”

Today, the CloudLens platform supports OpenStack KVM, VMWare ESXi, and NSX, and is expected to support Microsoft Hyper-V later this quarter. The CloudLens platform offers multiple tapping products, and its tunneling functionality includes GRE, VLAN, and ERSPAN. The CloudLens platform will also offer comprehensive flexibility for deployments in private, public, and hybrid clouds, and incorporates several Ixia visibility solutions specifically designed for cloud environments.


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