"Voltaire's unique approach to data center networking includes intelligent management and application acceleration software offerings that work in combination with the switched infrastructure to enable extremely high-performance, dynamic data centers," said Asaf Somekh, vice president of marketing, Voltaire. "The new software we're introducing today is optimized for Voltaire's Vantage 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches and also enhances the performance of many third-party 10GbE switching platforms."
Voltaire Unified Fabric Manager (UFM) software is the industry's first and only Ethernet scale-out fabric management application. It orchestrates physical and virtual switches delivering guaranteed levels of service per application. By using an innovative application-centric, real-time approach, UFM enables data center operators to efficiently monitor and manage the entire fabric, maximize fabric resource utilization and enforce security and isolation policies. The software can identify network congestions and take corrective action before any potential performance degradation occurs ensuring the guaranteed levels of service.
"Datacenter network architectures are at an inflection point," said Cindy Borovick, research vice president, IDC. "As organizations build dynamic, on-demand datacenters the network needs the ability to manage application service levels in such a way that ensures each application is allocated and consumes bandwidth based on business rules. To achieve a business-ready network, applications must be assured quality of service and be protected from network congestion. Solutions like Voltaire's UFM provide virtual machine awareness on the network."
UFM's revolutionary fabric model allows users to manage fabrics as a set of business-related entities such as time-critical applications or services. UFM's management infrastructure enables fabric monitoring and performance optimization on the application-logical level rather than just at the individual port or device level providing: