Mellanox Technologies announced an advanced Network Telemetry technology that provides visibility into Data Plane Anomalies for public cloud, private cloud and enterprise computing.
What Just Happened (WJH) is a new intelligent monitoring technology that goes well beyond conventional streaming telemetry and Inband Network Telemetry (INT) offerings.
These conventional telemetry offerings generate enormous amounts of data that is mined from network port counters and statistical packet sampling and hop-by-hop INT data. This type telemetry data lacks any context or actionable details on abnormal network behavior, forcing the network admin or monitoring tool to perform time consuming analysis to find the root cause of network issues. WJH event based telemetry delivers direct and actionable information and thus eliminates the guess work from network troubleshooting.
The WJH solution leverages the unique hardware capabilities built into the Mellanox Spectrum and Spectrum-2 Ethernet switch ASICs to inspect packets at multi-terabit speeds – far faster than software or firmware-based solutions offered by competitors. In Mellanox based switch systems, WJH inspects packets across all ports at line-rate, at speeds that would overwhelm traditional Deep Packet Inspection solutions. WJH then identifies anomalous behavior, consolidates this into concise, specific, and actionable data that enables rapid remediation and recovery of cloud applications and critical business operations. WJH is available now with the latest versions of Mellanox Onyx, Cumulus Linux, and SONiC Network Operating Systems. The Mellanox WJH technology embraces Open Ethernet and is easily integrated with open source tools like InfluxDB, Grafana, Kibana, but also works with data center wide monitoring solutions like Mellanox NEO and Cumulus’ NetQ.