ExtraHop Delivers Deep Visibility Into Physical and Virtual IT Environments with VMware vCenter Log Insight

Wire Data Analytics from ExtraHop, Coupled with Automated Log Management from VMware, Enables Rich Insight into Performance, Availability, and Security


SEATTLE, WA – December 19, 2013ExtraHop, the global leader in real-time wire data analytics for IT operational intelligence, today announced the new Wire Data Stream for VMware vCenter™ Log Insight™ to provide deep insight into the performance, availability, and security of applications running in both physical and virtual environments. With VMware vCenter Log Insight, VMware analyzes both unstructured data and log files for enterprise-wide visibility across infrastructure and applications. ExtraHop enriches machine data analysis of VMware vCenter Log Insight by adding wire data analytics insight that cannot be derived from machine data alone. The two combined sources of Big Data deliver high levels of visibility, even in dynamic, hybrid environments.

"Today's dynamic, virtual, and cloud infrastructures generate vast quantities of data – data that has the potential to provide deep insight into the health and performance of physical and virtual IT environments," said Rob Smoot, senior director, Cloud Management Marketing, VMware. "Analytics is the key to unlocking the value within that data. Through VMware vCenter Log Insight with ExtraHop, we're able to apply our sophisticated analytics to both machine data and wire data, enabling broad insight into the performance, availability, and security of IT applications and infrastructure."

ExtraHop provides real-time wire data analytics to monitor the performance of infrastructure and applications across the entire IT environment, enabling centralized monitoring of applications, whether they reside on-premises or in the cloud. VMware vCenter Log Insight can provide a fully automated platform to aggregate, analyze, and search this data from ExtraHop, as well as from other sources including log files, making the data actionable for IT teams. By providing a unified view of IT-critical data, ExtraHop and VMware enable a proactive, intelligent approach to monitoring and management of dynamic and hybrid IT environments.

With VMware vCenter Log Insight and ExtraHop, IT teams can visualize and analyze wire data in real-time alongside machine data. With the built-in Wire Data Stream, the ExtraHop Operational Intelligence platform enables IT Operations teams to achieve the following goals:

  • Generate consistently formatted logs across heterogeneous data center components such as databases, middleware, network elements, and storage systems. The ExtraHop platform provides a stream of analytics encompassing networking, application, database, and storage metrics in a consistent manner regardless of vendor.
  • Stream high-priority events, anomalies, or thresholds only visible in Wire Data with precision and according to set policies.
  • Stream specific correlated network, web, VDI, database, or storage events monitored by the ExtraHop platform, such as when database transactions exceed a set amount from one or more specified clients or file access times across heterogeneous networked storage systems exceed a certain threshold.
"Our customers and partners tell us that the lack of visibility into the performance, availability, and security of applications and infrastructure remains a significant barrier to adoption of next-generation solutions, from cloud to virtualization, to SDN," said Jesse Rothstein, CEO, ExtraHop. "Enterprises are certainly curious about these technologies, and transforming curiosity to confidence will require solutions that can provide greater assurance. Through our work with VMware and with VMware vCenter Log Insight, we're providing the cross-tier, multisource visibility that can engender that confidence."

To learn more, visit ExtraHop Wire Data Stream for VMware Log Insight.

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