The core of Uila virtual infrastructure architecture is a big data store and analytics engine that are designed from ground up to scale-out to accommodate large data center deployment with thousands of servers, to scale-in to record data in high resolution, maintain history data while maintaining real time responsiveness. Built-in redundancy offers high availability, removes downtime, and reduces maintenance overhead.
The patent-pending analytics engine is the brain that correlates application to infrastructure performance metrics, the smarts to pinpoint infrastructure root cause why application performance is degraded. The trending reports generated from historical data helps identify infrastructure hot spots, and maintains optimal application performance.
The Uila Dashboard offers simple and yet powerful way to view the results of the analytics engine and reveal the health of applications and the underlying physical / virtual infrastructure in network, compute, storage, physical and virtual networks.
Uila Virtual Smart Tap (vST)
Virtual Smart Tap (vST) is deployed in a distributed manner across the data center. The vST installs in the host as small foot print and efficiently designed guest VM where it promiscuously listens to all traffic that traverses the virtual networks (North-South and East-West). Using embedded Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, the vST identifies unique applications and their attributes.
The vST measures application response time,network latency, and other network performance data in meta data form. No packet payload is stored, thus removing the risk of exposing sensitive data. The vST passes this Application & Network Metadata to the Virtual Information Controller (vIC) for further processing and correlating with the infrastructure metadata collected by the vIC.
Uila Virtual Information Controller (vIC)
Virtual Information Controller (vIC) is the integration conduit to the data center Virtualization Management System e.g. VMware vCenter. The vIC retrieves your infrastructure configuration as a template to build Uila monitoring domain and to streamline deployment.
The vIC collects network, storage and compute performance metrics that are maintained by vCenter, combines it with the application and network metadata from all deployed vSTs, and then securely transmits it to the Uila Management and Analytics System, either on-premise or in the cloud.
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