Businesses and organizations worldwide are more dependent than ever upon networks that operate over a broadly distributed physical infrastructure layer, comprised of hundreds of millions of cables and connections. The reliability or fallibility of these networks’ is dependent upon many factors, including comprehensive and accurate status and documentation, and the ability of network personnel to isolate, troubleshoot, and repair failures.
With network challenges and growing complexities, there is a greater need to identify a solution that will confront the following issues head-on:
Security Ever-increasing security threats raise the need for organizations to require complete network visibility and instantaneous intrusion detection.
High Availability With typically 60 to 80% of unplanned downtime originating in the physical layer, lack of visibility and management capability poses serious risks to network availability.
OPEX Accurate knowledge of physical layer network topology leads to less network issues, faster resolution of problems and a reduced OPEX.
Compliance There are a variety of government regulations, compliance and reporting requirements regarding how an organization’s data is accessed, transacted and stored. Today’s network management tools simply do not have access to information related to physical layer connections where intrusion detection and accurate logging of events can guarantee network integrity and meet security, compliance and reporting requirements.
Capacity and Scale The ever-increasing amount of network traffic and data storage requirements continues to drive complexity in the network. Data Centers need to be more agile and able to scale their network based on new demands. It is more critical than ever to choose solutions that allow for capacity and flexibility.
To solve these network issues, TE Connectivity introduces Quareo, a game-changing technology in the physical layer or layer 1 of the OSI model. This technology is based on unique identifiers for every connection point in the network, where a connection point can be defined as one end of an Ethernet cable or a port on a network device.
What is Quareo?
Quareo is a Connection Point Identification Technology, which provides unprecedented knowledge about the network including accurate documentation and reporting of changes, as well as enhanced security; Quareo enables higher network availability while lowering the network operating costs for a network, from the data center all the way to the desktop.
How is the Quareo different?
The technology uniquely identifies each connection at the time of install, which enables the Quareo ICM software to automatically self-discover, inventory and document the connection and co-relate all other connections in the network to create a comprehensive network view of the connection points. Every physical change in the network is recorded for real-time monitoring and event logs, topology mapping and problem solving from the data center to the desktop. Quareo delivers unprecedented security and business continuity by making every outage, interruption or intrusion instantaneously visible via graphic display and reporting tools.