SPIFEE is an innovative software platform for simplified network visibility utilizing distributed deployment of cVu traffic monitoring switches. It combines detailed performance monitoring, proactive alerts, and the ability to search and find specific traffic profiles according to any combination of header fields and patterns in the payload content.
Each smart port of the distributed cVu devices extracts network performance metrics and customizable health indicators by doing the heavy lifting of inspecting every bit in every packet and every flow in real-time. The SPIFEE dashboard collects the granular metadata from all the distributed smart ports and allows operators to visualize, correlate and analyze the network and applications behavior from any web browser.
The simple to use Performance Gadget provides easy access to granular analytics. Similar to how stock traders use interactive “stock charts” to visualize, compare and analyze pricing of different financial instruments at different exchanges, network operators use the SPIFEE Performance Gadget to compare metrics from anywhere across the network environment.
Proactive Alerts identify hotspots, bottlenecks, and behavioral anomalies according to thresholds, ratios, and error events. It allows operators to set automatic triggers to detect intermittent disturbances or applications’ misbehavior.
A unique real-time distributed network search enables operators to search (grep) the entire network and filter any specific traffic profiles according to any combination of header fields and patterns in the packets’ payload content. It operates under any traffic conditions, deterministically.
SPIFEE-Maps provide dynamic visual representation of bandwidth, alerts, and congestion hot-spots. SPIFEE-Maps is an overlay transforming a conventional static network map into a dynamic traffic view by adding real time insight into imminent network storms. It enables network teams to easily track, optimize and troubleshoot complex data centers, intermittent cloud applications and bottlenecks in high speed networks.
The combination of SPIFEE’s unique features transforms network operations and facilitates more efficient work process for maintenance, optimization, and troubleshooting. It radically simplifies the access to critical information on demand. Without SPIFEE, the operation teams must spend an inordinate amount of time and resources to look for the relevant data. However, SPIFEE delivers instant access to the critical information, which enables more productive utilization of time and resources. It supports effective capacity planning and traffic engineering, while shortening the time to resolution of performance bottlenecks and intermittent applications’ behavior.