Zyrion Traverse Zyrion, Inc. Type Industry Founded Private Datacenter Monitoring, Business Service Management 2007 Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA, USA Website www.Zyrion.com  Zyrion Traverse is a Business Service Management (BSM) & Datacenter monitoring software solution that utilizes the concept of ‘business service containers’ for correlating application and network problems.
BSM has gained prevalence in the network management arena in recent years.
It centers around an approach for information technology (IT) operations and management that provides more than just a technology perspective by helping organizations better manage and monitor their end-to-end business services and processes.
Business Service Management is a new field adjacent to the Network Management & Systems Management space, and attempts to correlate IT services to the underlying IT infrastructure.
BSM is now included in Information Technology Infrastructure Library ITIL version 3 as an important IT best practice.
ITIL is a well recognized and broadly adopted set of frameworks and concepts that describe best practices for infrastructure management and operations.
BSM solutions that utilize business container technology enable IT and business personnel to create unique virtual views of discrete business services, and makes the alignment of infrastructure technology with business outcomes a reality.
The technology allows linking applications and underlying infrastructure to services such as ordering and payroll. Solution Overview Most BSM solutions, like Zyrion Traverse, also provide broader application and network management capabilities that include integrated fault and performance monitoring.
This ensures organizations have an end-to-end view of their infrastructure and processes.
The different functionality within the Traverse solution includes: • • • • • Business Service Management Cloud Monitoring Datacenter Monitoring Managed Service Provider (MSP) Solution Network Configuration Management (NCM) Most of the functionality and requirements are converging rapidly in the IT industry with the rapid proliferation of VMware within the enterprise to build private cloud platforms in datacenters.
Some features of Zyrion Traverse include: • Patented architecture for very large distributed enterprise networks. • Monitoring of VMware, Xen and Microsoft Virtual Server based infrastructure Zyrion Traverse • • • • • • Monitoring of network services such as (ICMP, SMTP, POP3, HTTP, NNTP).
Polling routers, switches and firewalls using SNMP Monitoring servers and operating systems (processor load, disk usage, syslogs, windows event logs) Extensible and open API which allows using languages such as Perl, C++, Java, PHP, Python, etc.network Configuration & Change Management for network devices such as routers, firewalls, etc.
Support for IPv6 299 Company Background Zyrion (pronounced “zeye-ree-on”), was spun out of NetScout by the core team of Fidelia Technology (acquired by Network General Corporation in 2006).
The founders have been active in the Internet arena since the early NSFnet days and the author of NOCOL/SNIPS – one of the first open source network monitoring packages on the Internet. References • Zyrion’s Traverse – BSM done beautifully , Mark Gibbs, Network World  • Zyrion Contains Hybrid Clouds, Steve Wexler, Network Computing  • Zyrion Resurrects Good BSM Solution, Sevcik, Wetzel, Network World  • • • • Evolution of Data Center Management with BSM, Datacenter Journal  Data Management in the Cloud, IT Business Edge  Traverse for Business Service Management, Network Computing  BSM Done Beautifully, Network World 
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