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October 05, 2013

Network Management Week in Review

It was another big week in the Network Management space. Most notably, community sponsor ManageEngine and its parent company Zoho (News - Alert) made two new product announcements. Here’s a quick rundown of these and other headlines you might have missed.

As mentioned, early in the week, ManageEngine (News - Alert) unveiled the large enterprise edition of its network and data center infrastructure management application, OpManager. The large enterprise edition is equipped with a network discovery engine capable of discovering approximately 15,000 interfaces and 5,000 devices in one minute. It also features ember.js, which allows for the use of keyboard shortcuts to accelerate navigation across thousands of alarms and performance graphs during IT monitoring, as well as automated IT workflows, such as L1/L2 troubleshooting and other repetitive tasks. Moreover, using the included REST API, IT administrators can access OpManager’s data and integrate its capabilities into other IT management tools.

 “For a lot of large enterprise IT departments, the DIY model of IT management tools and techniques works because it puts the IT team in charge,” said Dev Anand, director of product management at ManageEngine. “With DIY, you’re not waiting for a battalion of consultants to turn up just to get your software up and running. OpManager Large Enterprise Edition is our response to the rise of DIY. This edition scales our proven, trusted infrastructure management solution to support the largest of enterprises”

Later in the week, WebNMS, another division of Zoho, introduced the latest version of its network management framework. WebNMS 5.3 will now support Hadoop and software defined network (SDN) infrastructures. This will allow network administrators to both build virtual networks, controlling features like network topology, inventory, and mapping, and leverage the advantages of big data, making it ideal for large-scale management deployments that need to handle massive amounts of performance data.

Meanwhile, Emulex (News - Alert), another provider of network management solutions, launched its new NetFlow generator appliance, the EndaceFlow 3040. The new appliance is intended for high-density 10 Gb Ethernet networks and is designed to provide complete full-stream network visibility over any combination of IPv4 and IPv6-based networks. It supports up to 120 filters across four collectors as well as several flow formats, including V5, V9, and IPFIX. With this appliance, the company hopes to speed detection, identification and resolution of critical security and network issues for its customers.

Finally, we learned that MokiMobility, a provider of application performance management solutions, has received $6.6 million in funding to expand its device strategy.

Tom Karren, CEO and co-founder, said, “We have achieved our new funding due to a tremendous and growing market need for more advanced and scalable management of mission-critical mobile applications. With nearly every business now creating 'mission critical' apps for both customers and employees, the need for full operational management of those apps has become strategic. Moki is filling the void left by current Mobile Applications Management (MAM) solutions with actionable data and real time tools to solve problems in the field.”

For more news and industry insights, be sure to visit the Network Management Community daily, and, of course, come back next weekend for another Week in Review!

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