Software-Defined Networks

Software-Defined Networks and end-to-end managemernt through automation

Software-Defined Networking, both LAN and WAN, deliver highly flexible networking connectivity which adapts to changing demands. And while software-defined networking technologies have tremendous advantages in their application, network operation teams still need to perform the traditional functions of monitoring, troubleshooting, security, and other critical network operations functions. As such, these software-defined domains are treated as separate entities from the traditional and cloud-based infrastructures, which impedes problem resolution, visibility, and automation efficiency.

NetBrain supports these software-defined domains as it does with any other networking technology, and delivers it’s visibility and management functions for infrastructures that span these software-defined technologies. NetBrain provides full automation, visibility, and analytics which is crucial for complex hybrid network troubleshooting and data visualization, validating the network state and it’s compliance with application designers’ intentions at any given time. NetBrain ensures that the network is performing as needed by the business.

Mapping Hybrid Traffic Flows

NetBrain allows you to dynamically map any network end-to-end. This doesn’t stop with Software-Defined. NetBrain enables full visibility and management of live application paths hop by hop through the Cisco ACI fabric alongside its connected non-SDN infrastructure. With one click, the historical analysis will compare the current status to how traffic flowed at any given point in the past to help spot issues and performance bottlenecks. By including specific support for common software-defined technologies, your operational teams will be able to see and manage the entire digital infrastructure as a single holistic network, using NetBrain’s no-code automation.

02 Map traffic flows across SDN in seconds

Overlay/Underlay Dependencies

With one click, NetBrain allows you to decipher your software-defined network’s layers of abstraction and virtualization that sit on top of the underlying hardware infrastructure. You’ll be able to quickly analyze and view VXLAN tunnel topologies or decode IS-IS and MP-BGP routing logics in seconds. NetBrain automatically builds operational views to decipher dynamic network designs and augment any SDN investigation or troubleshooting. And NetBrain’s normalization of all networking domains enable you to automate operational needs regardless of the underlying technology, while providing real-time topology and performance visualization.

03 Quickly decode overlay:underlay dependencies

Automate Critical Diagnostics

NetBrain offers the industry’s most complete real-time view of the entire digital infrastructure, and provides the means to collaboratively resolve issues quickly and in real-time. Without ever leaving the NetBrain visual management console, any member of any operational team can easily run automated diagnostics across physical and virtual environments. Just point and click – and analyze hundreds of potential issues in seconds. NetBrain’s advanced automation capabilities are truly end-to-end, without the need to stop at technology borders, including Software-Defined and the Public Cloud.

04 Automate critical diagnostics

Sharing Software-Defined Knowledge

NetBrain empowers every member of your operational teams to be part of the solution. With NetBrain, the highly specialized knowledge required for software-defined infrastructure problem solving is captured and made executable through our no-code automation platform. By sharing this knowledge, problem resolution, documentation, security and compliance issues can be addressed in real-time. And since the NetBrain solution is based upon our patented real-time digital twin technology, what you see is exactly what you actually have and within your grasp to manage. With NetBrain, software-defined technologies are no longer treated as a “different” type of infrastructure, which would otherwise require separate management tools, automation and expertise.

05 Give everyone the know-how to tackle SDN