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NetBrain Announces Integration with Cisco ACI to Further Enhance End-to-End Visibility and Automation for Application-Centric Networks

May 8, 2018

Burlington, MA – May 8, 2018NetBrain Technologies, provider of the industry’s leading network automation platform for more than 2,000 enterprises worldwide, today announced a solution that extends NetBrain’s dynamic network mapping and automation capabilities to Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACITM). The solution provides enterprise infrastructure teams seamless visibility across ACI and traditional environments as well as enhancing troubleshooting, security, and change management workflows within and across these hybrid environments.

According to IDC, the worldwide SDN market will have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 53.9% from 2014 to 2020 and will be worth nearly $12.5 billion in 2020.  This drive towards SDN aligns with evolving business needs where applications are core to any enterprise IT strategy and require delivering applications at scale in a rapidly changing, distributed environment.

Cisco ACI is a policy-based model that integrates physical and virtual environments to achieve consistent control and visibility for accelerated application delivery. By integrating with ACI, NetBrain provides network teams with a set of powerful visualization and automation capabilities to enhance troubleshooting and the operation of hybrid network environments as enterprises move toward an application-centric infrastructure.

“We are excited to collaborate with Cisco, extending our network mapping and automation capabilities for Cisco ACI,” said Lingping Gao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at NetBrain. “By integrating NetBrain with ACI, our joint customers will now be able to leverage a dynamic network map as a single pane of glass view across ACI and traditional network environments, while enhancing their IT workflows with runbook automation. This will help us to meet the changing needs of enterprise customers and to enable more agile network operations in the age of the application-centric data center.”

Through Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) REST APIs, NetBrain learns about the physical and logical constructs in the ACI fabric to create NetBrain Dynamic Maps, which provide extensive visibility into applications running in the fabric. With NetBrain Executable Runbooks, teams save time and improve cross-collaboration by automating tasks such as outage troubleshooting, network access hardening, and performance data analysis across these distributed environments. Finally, third-party solutions can trigger Dynamic Maps and Executable Runbooks into action to enhance greater workflow efficiency across ACI and traditional network environments.

“Over the past year, NetBrain has been working on a solution with Cisco to simplify the transition from a traditional networking model to Cisco ACI’s policy-based, application-centric model,” said Ranga Rao, Senior Director at Cisco’s Data Center Business Group. “The resulting solution enhances agility and operational efficiency within the data center through network visualization, continuous monitoring, and automation of repetitive troubleshooting tasks.”

NetBrain for Cisco ACI will be available in NetBrain Integrated Edition 7.1, expected to be generally available in the first half of 2018.

About NetBrain

Founded in 2004, NetBrain is the market leader in network automation. Its technology platform provides network engineers with end-to-end visibility across their hybrid environments while automating tasks across their IT workflows. Today, more than 2,000 of the world’s largest enterprises and managed service providers use NetBrain to automate troubleshooting, strengthen network security, and validate network changes—while integrating with a rich ecosystem of partners. NetBrain is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, with offices in Sacramento, California; Munich, Germany; Beijing, China; and Toronto, Canada. To learn more about NetBrain, visit www.netbraintech.com.

NetBrain® and the NetBrain logo are registered of trademarks of NetBrain Technologies.

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