"Tetration is like a time machine for the data center, enabling organizations to rewind what has happened in the past, view what is happening in the present in real time, and model what could happen."

Cisco has announced Cisco Tetration Analytics, a platform designed to help customers gain complete visibility across everything in the data centre in real time.

Cisco Tetration Analytics gathers telemetry from hardware and software sensors, and then analyses the information using advanced machine learning techniques. Tetration addresses critical data centre operations such as policy compliance, application forensics, and the move to a whitelist security model.

According to the press statement released by Cisco, "Tetration is like a time machine for the data centre, enabling organisations to rewind what has happened in the past, view what is happening in the present in real time, and model what could happen."

“You can't manage or secure what you can't see,” said Zeus Kerravala, Principal Analyst, ZK Research. “The problem today is that customers do not have adequate visibility into application behaviours, traffic flows or dependencies, resulting in operational problems and security challenges. Tetration provides unprecedented visibility, enabling customers to search billions of flows to get actionable insight in less than a second, gaining insight into the past (with forensics), present (with real-time analysis) and future (with impact analysis).”