New York, New York – (The Hosting News) – September 19, 2006 – IT Service Assurance solutions provider, Network General Corporation, will release its network intelligence architecture, networkDNA, developed to enable access, management, and shared network intelligence for real-time IT performance management.
the company will release the networkDNA performance management database (PMDB), a standards-based repository with a set of data collected from the customer’s network, application and server infrastructure.
networkDNA was developed to deliver the source of network truth, enabling information sharing and centralized management across Network General software solutions. As the core enabling technology for network intelligence applications, the networkDNA open-architecture captures, classifies, indexes and aggregates real-time IT metrics, accelerating decision support for proactive IT performance management. By delivering this common set of network intelligence components, networkDNA reduces the complexity of IT management and empowers organizations to make more informed decisions about IT performance priorities — ensuring consistent delivery of business services.
According to the company, the Network General PMDB is designed to provide a foundation for real-time performance analysis and problem resolution, service level reporting, and service assurance. The PMDB will store a set of IT performance management data, designed to be accessible by Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs), other data repositories and enterprise solutions. Consolidating this real-time performance information is a significant challenge as sources of performance data are siloed within IT with no clear connection between the data — making it difficult to quickly isolate problems. The Network General PMDB will address this challenge by presenting an easily accessible layer of IT performance information derived from multiple sources of data throughout the enterprise — the customer’s networkDNA. As a result, IT can be more proactive in managing the impact to and delivery of business services.
Attributes of the networkDNA PMDB include:
— Network, flow, and agent-based data collection from a wide range of data sources will enable customers to combine performance information from multiple sources and instrumentation points.
— Network General integration methodologies that easily extend the underlying data source and feeds, including a dedicated set of published APIs that facilitate interoperating with other information sources.
— A repository of performance data abstracted into a manageable layer for easy data access, analysis and presentation.
— Open, clearly defined set of APIs for third party solutions providers (ISVs/Partner community).
— Advanced search capability to facilitate analysis of any application, server or service across the enterprise.
— A platform for custom development of unique performance analysis solutions.
Ken Boyd, Executive Vice President of Product Delivery at Network General remarked, ”Correlating IT performance with business value is finally within reach. Our PMDB strategy provides enhanced value to existing Network General customers and a world of new possibilities to every third party developer.”
Network General provides IT management solutions, designed to integrate and simplify IT management and troubleshooting across IT domains, assuring the delivery of IT services. The Network General portfolio consists of software solutions and intelligent appliances that monitor and manage all elements of the IT infrastructure including network devices, applications, and servers, while simultaneously delivering a correlated view of the health of the business service. Network General’s solutions provide IT professionals with an end-to-end correlated view of the performance and availability of critical business services and the underlying network infrastructure.
To learn more, please visit: www.networkgeneral.com.