Enterasys Networks is all set to unveil its OneFabric – a switching fabric designed to unify the data center, campus, and wired and wireless enterprise edge – in the Middle East with a roadshow that spans four cities. The show kicks off on February 19th in Kuwait City and will travel to Dubai, Doha and Riyadh on consecutive days.
The company’s OneFabric is intended to allow customers to provision network resources that span the enterprise from a single management console. It’s also designed to flatten network tiers to simplify operations, enhance performance and reduce cost.
Enterasys is offering three access points into OneFabric: OneFabric Data Center, OneFabric Edge and OneFabric Security. This allows customers to implement the system into the environment where they have the greatest need for simplification and consistency, the company says.
Enterasys claims OneFabric is focused on the user and application, not the infrastructure. It leverages Enterasys’ heritage in policy-based user profiling, network access control and security. It also supports the company’s recently announced Isaac social media interface into Enterasys switch management.
User, application and security policies can be administered and controlled through the OneFabric Control Center, which provides a central management station for the OneFabric environment. The control center includes integration with hypervisors from VMware, Citrix and Microsoft for managing virtual machines in the data center.
OneFabric is intended to tighten integration into the workflows of an enterprise’s virtualisation and storage teams so IT can automate operations and deliver on service level agreements, Enterasys says.