Mellanox Introduces New Abnormal Activity Monitoring Platform for Data Center Management

SAN JOSE, CA — Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has announced What Just Happened (WJH), an advanced Network Telemetry technology that provides visibility into Data Plane Anomalies – for public cloud, private cloud and enterprise computing. WJH goes well beyond conventional streaming telemetry and Inband Network Telemetry (INT) offerings. WJH event-based telemetry delivers direct and actionable information and thus eliminates the guesswork 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. 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. 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.

“We make the most advanced Ethernet Switches in the market, with networking capabilities that go well beyond industry-leading latency and packet forwarding performance,” said Amit Katz, vice president of Ethernet switches, Mellanox Technologies. “Customers need a smarter network, a network that can be invisible when it comes to automated installation and provisioning, but extra-visible when it comes to troubleshooting. Every customer who has tried WJH has been amazed at how quickly they were able to discover behavior they never knew was occurring in their network. We make WJH advanced telemetry available to all our customers without playing the license-per-feature game that our competitors do. WJH is a technology enabler that is the missing element for autonomous and self-healing networks.”

About Mellanox: Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand smart interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications, unlocking system performance and improving data security. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application performance and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including cloud and hyperscale, high performance computing, artificial intelligence, enterprise data centers, cyber security, storage, financial services and more.