Tackling this challenge is San Francisco, CA based Luminus Networks, a provider of comprehensive real-time intelligence systems for the network that unify information from across devices, software elements, and traffic— to identify, correct, predict, and prevent problems. The company’s high-performance real-time intelligence systems cater to large-scale data center networks. “Our systems are designed to unify data from across the physical and virtual (software) elements of the network into a single, simple source of information that can be used by network operations teams in a way they are familiar with, or programmed to interface with existing systems or to create new services,” explains Kelly. “In unifying management and monitoring information in software, we are the 'gateway drug to SDN'.” The company empowers today’s network operations teams with an omniscient and omni-temporal view of the network—enabling them to safely plugin and adopts other SDN capabilities.
In addition, Luminus' distributed systems approach enables users to leverage new, efficient,and clever methods for monitoring the performance of a network. “We’re able to dynamically test the paths that traffic takes, and to capture samples of traffic in response to issues. Current approaches to this type of monitoring are less targeted and more hardware intensive,” says Kelly.
In unifying management and monitoring information in software, we are the ‘gateway drug to SDN’
Providing best-of-breed data network systems to the largest and most demanding enterprise networks, Luminus has adapted the approach of popular network operators like Google and Amazon to serve large enterprises. “Our technical-approach suits large, high performance networks that require scalability, speed, and granularity,” Kelly asserts. The company has high-caliber network engineers, experienced in both hardware and SDN, with software developers from cloud, software systems and hyper-scale gaming (where demands are intensive), who all have a shared passion for solving the network problem. "We are the first of what we think will be a generation of vendors to blend network engineers with software and distributed systems developers from outside of networking."
“Moving forward, our aim is to support the majority of large, high-performance data center networks with real-time intelligence for operations. We will soon open our APIs, and foresee an ecosystem of customer and partner applications that leverage Luminus' comprehensive, multi-vendor, dynamic data system to support unimagined capabilities for running networks,” Kelly concludes.