NetBrain has direct support for all of the technologies used in enterprise and MSP networks today, including hundreds of manufacturers covering thousands of device models. While many other management solutions use more generic representations for common network devices or have limits to the devices that they natively recognize, NetBrain has created a ‘device driver’ implementation that has specific support for each device and all of its nuance. Direct and specific support for multi-vendor is an absolute requirement when your business is on the line and it depends on the ability to manage desired behaviors that span technologies and geographies end-to-end.
With the rapid migration of enterprise applications to the public cloud (now estimated at approximately HALF of all enterprise workloads), it is no longer acceptable to treat your traditional network infrastructure and the public cloud services as different management domains. NetBrain brings your entire infrastructure, including the public clouds and all of its virtual instances and traffic controllers into the same digital twin as the rest of your network.
Networks have matured dramatically over the past 40 years, with switches, routers, traffic managers and firewalls proliferating across your enterprise. While cloud migrations are still rapidly underway across most organizations, your organization still has more than HALF of its work being conducted in traditional infrastructure, which must be managed for years to come. Depending on the age of the various parts of your infrastructure, it is made up of hundreds of different devices, and a litany of routing and switching protocols, and all of the traffic management must still be managed to deliver business services as required. NetBrain understands all of these devices to allow its Network Intent technology to make sense of all of this.
The data center has become a specific opportunity and challenge as virtual and software-defined networking has become the de facto standard. NetBrain treats the SDN infrastructure as any other topology component, comprehensively communicating with the controllers to understand and decode it’s traffic flows. NetBrain’s management by Network Intents works seamlessly across your data center SDN networks.
Gaining in mainstream popularity, SD-WAN has become one of the most common approaches to wide-area connectivity across complex arrangements of public carrier technologies. SD-WAN buffers the complexity of the underlying Wide-Area transport and provides end-to-end services needed for the enterprise and MSP. NetBrain understands this layered software-defined structure and integrates those paths into its infrastructure model.