Emulex Launches Endace Fusion Ecosystem Program

New Program Provides Customers with Integrated Solution that Minimizes Resolution Time in Network and Security Event Management

Jun 18, 2013, 09:00 ET from Emulex Corporation

ORLANDO, Fla. and COSTA MESA, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GARTNER IT INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (ITOM) SUMMIT-- Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced the Endace Fusion Ecosystem™ program, which is designed to provide a simple framework for partners to interoperate and integrate with the Emulex line of Endace products, starting with the EndaceProbe™ Intelligent Network Recorder (INR). Initial partners in the Fusion Ecosystem program include Compuware, SevOne, and Velocimetrics.

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The Endace Fusion Ecosystem program recognizes that providing the right data to Network Operations (NetOps) and Security Operations (SecOps) personnel is critical to identifying and correcting network issues.  The Endace Fusion program is focused primarily on applications and partners who provide complementary capabilities to those of the Endace portfolio, resulting in integrated tools that simplify NetOps/SecOps workload.  The program fosters the integration of tools within the network, security, and performance monitoring ecosystem to better monitor and maintain network health, and to reduce resolution time for network and security incidents.

"As part of our strategy to enable the network and application performance management (NPM and APM) industries, we have created the Endace Fusion Ecosystem program to enable EndaceProbe INR customers to extract more value from their investments with their current management and monitoring tools," said Mike Riley, senior vice president and general manager, Endace division, Emulex. "This program is the first step in integrating the Emulex line of Endace products with complementary partner solutions, which is essential to providing customers with an overall solution that can pass data between them, or work on a single set of data, seamlessly. This enables a simplified workflow and quicker time to problem resolution for NetOps and SecOps specialists."

The Endace Fusion Ecosystem program is focused on select partners nominated by customers and brings together three different aspects of the network recording ecosystem:

  • Fusion Connectors are designed to facilitate streamlined workflows from a network, application or security event generated in a dashboard to the detailed network data related to the event. By deploying Fusion Connectors for their monitoring tools, organizations can drive down their time-to-resolution (TTR) and reduce the risk/impact of unplanned network downtime and security breaches. Fusion Connectors are enabled by the Endace RESTful API, which encourages developers and application vendors to develop Fusion Connectors for their applications.
  • The Endace Application Dock allows customers to run open source, custom or third-party vendor tools in a virtual environment on EndaceProbe INRs.
  • Fusion Alliances™ are collaborative industry relationships with complementary technology vendors that deliver solutions proven to help EndaceProbe INR customers extract more value from their investments.

"As the leader in application performance management, we understand the value of simple and efficient issue resolution of network and application issues, and keeping mission-critical networks running smoothly for our customers," said Steve Tack, Vice President of Product Management for Compuware's APM business unit. "Through the Endace Fusion Ecosystem program, Compuware APM will leverage the Endace high-speed, lossless data acquisition architecture to automate the collection, retrieval and display of trace file-level data in the highest speed networking environments. We look forward to releasing a Compuware Fusion Connector later this year."

"The network is the lifeblood of our customers' business and any performance degradation can easily cost millions of dollars," said Casey Murray, vice president global strategic alliances, SevOne. "We look forward to leveraging the Fusion Connector with our application aware performance monitoring platform to help drive down customers' time-to-resolution (TTR) and reduce their risk of unplanned network downtime."

"Endace Application Dock provides the best hardware hosting platform for our trade flow analytics application. Our recent win at a large financial customer was largely due to our ability to offer our application running in the Endace Application Dock on an EndaceProbe INR," said Paul Spencer, chief operating officer of Velocimetrics.

For more information on the Endace Fusion Ecosystem Program, please visit: http://www.endace.com/fusion-ecosystem.html

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About Emulex Emulex, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, provides hardware and software solutions for global networks that support enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex's products enable unrivaled end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration. The Company's I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, have been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs, including Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle, and can be found in the data centers of nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Emulex's monitoring and management solutions, including its portfolio of network visibility and recording products, provide organizations with complete network performance management at speeds up to 100Gb Ethernet. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information about Emulex (NYSE: ELX) please visit http://www.Emulex.com.

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