Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) said it has announced a collaboration with VMware to extend Gigamon´s visibility and monitoring solutions to support the software-defined data centre.
Gigamon will work with VMware to enable mutual customers to maximize previous investments in network, application and security monitoring tools as they virtualize their networks with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform.
Software-defined data centers provide service provisioning automation and significantly simplified network operations. A key accelerator of the move to the software-defined data centre is the ability of IT organizations to manage and monitor across the entire data centre including physical and virtual networking environments. But performance monitoring and security tools used in physical environments are typically unable to provide the same level of functionality in virtual environments due to the dynamic nature of the overlays, the need to correlate and track traffic between the underlay and overlays, and the existing departmental silos between the server and network teams. Gigamon´s Visibility Fabric is designed to solve these problems with current solutions designed for a VMware NSX environment.
Gigamon provides an intelligent Visibility Fabric architecture for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Its website is at www.gigamon.com.