Cisco Tetration Analytics introduction

Cisco introduced a new datacenter product yesterday (june 15 2016): Tetration Analytics.

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Cisco Tetration Analytics. Monitoring everything, analyze in real time, actionable insights

Tetration Analytics is an solution to monitoring, analyzing and replaying datacenter traffic. If you’ve had a attack a few weeks ago and a fix is available now, the traffic of the attack can be replayed to verify if the fix is working (awesome!). A few slides to introduce the product:

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It’s for every datacenter

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A platform to replay events and freeze the current state

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Every packet, speed, datacenter and application

Tetration uses sensors to capture all the required data. These sensors are embedded into Cisco Nexus 9000 series switches. Host embedded sensors are available to install for Windows and Linux.

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Sensors for everything

Network sensors are available on Cisco Nexus 9200-X and 9300-EX series switches.

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The Tetration appliance captures all data for analytics, regardless the sensor.

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My thought

Cisco Tetration Analytics is a new product which fits into Cisco’s datacenter portfolio. It’s an solution for a problem which exist for many many years: data analytics was never possible with this kind of detailed information.  Everyone was looking for this information for the last 5 years and it finally came available, thanks to Cisco. The focus is currently for big data environments but I’m sure it will adapt to any size datacenter.

This product is brand new and the current features are looking pretty good but there is still a lot of work to do for the engineering team working on the product. A lot of features are still to come!