By Chris DiMarco, TMCnet Managing Editor
This week at Interop (News - Alert), network access and infrastructure monitoring company Netoptics announced a partnership with IT visibility provider WildPackets, that will integrate the two of the company’s popular IT solutions adding new way for companies to view network traffic. The deal will integrate Wildpacket’s OmniPeek network analyzer with the Net Optics (News - Alert) Phantom Virtual Tap allowing the complete capture and analysis of both physical and virtual traffic.
With virtualized environments gaining ground in the IT sphere, the need for visibility over multiple datacenters of both premise and hosted style is increasingly important for those looking to drill down on incoming information. OmniPeek was originally designed to handle only these premise based traffic profiles, but with the addition of Virtual Tap the product gains visibility of inter-vm network traffic passing between virtual servers on hypervisor stacks.
Sharon Besser (News - Alert), VP Technology at Net Optics said, "The Phantom Virtual Tap was designed to leverage and extend existing customers' investments in network management tools to virtual environments. Now this solution raises the bar by delivering traffic of interest to WildPackets' (News - Alert) OmniPeek—bringing customers' physical and virtual worlds together for individual or comprehensive analysis and giving them a powerful new resource for meeting regulatory and network security requirements."
"The integrated solution provides a new level of visibility and control for the monitoring and management of virtual enterprise networks," said Tony Barbagallo, vice president of marketing at WildPackets. "The tight coupling of OmniPeek with Net Optic's Phantom Virtual Tap is a breakthrough in delivering network optimization for the entire enterprise."
The ability of Phantom Virtual Tap to replicate and send network traffic from the virtual environment to the physical environment is a nice bridge between the two worlds, and allows organizations to maintain their investment in physical monitoring tools as they transition elements of their network or data centers to virtual instances.
Chris DiMarco is a Web Editor for TMCnet. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University. Prior to joining TMC (News - Alert) Chris worked with e-commerce provider Suresource as a contact center representative and development analyst. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Rich Steeves