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Virtual Instruments Accelerates Time to Resolution for the most Challenging Infrastructure Performance Issues with Improved Visualization in VirtualWisdom 5.2
Virtual Instrumentsthe leader in application-centric infrastructure performance management, today announced VirtualWisdom 5.2 at Dell EMC World, offering IT teams a simple yet comprehensive understanding of the health, utilization and performance of the infrastructure underpinning their business-critical applications. VirtualWisdom 5.2 delivers actionable insights so that collaborative teams can proactively assure performance, optimize cost and reduce risk throughout their constantly changing data center infrastructure. 

In addition, Virtual Instruments announced a new lower-cost, entry-level 12-port 16Gb SAN Performance Probe for Fibre Channel environments, giving customers more deployment options and expanding the reach of the VirtualWisdom Performance Probes to regional data centers. The new probe reduces the per-port cost of real-time performance monitoring by approximately 35 percent.

Attendees at Dell EMC World can see VirtualWisdom 5.2 in operation, as the solution is part of a demonstration with the new Dell EMC VMAX 950F all-flash storage array, the highest performance all-flash storage system ever offered by Dell EMC. Virtual Instruments will support real-world workloads simulated by the company's Load DynamiX Enterprise workload generators and monitored by VirtualWisdom 5.2. Visitors can see demonstrations and presentations in Virtual Instruments' booth, #1313, throughout the show, which takes place May 8th through 11th in Las Vegas.

"Virtual Instruments continues to be a strong and innovative Dell EMC partner across all of their infrastructure performance monitoring and storage performance testing platforms," said Adnan Sahin, Senior Director and Distinguished Engineer, VMAX Storage Solutions, Dell EMC. "We're excited to showcase the extreme performance, scalability and reliability of the VMAX all-flash 950F to Dell EMC World attendees."  

New VirtualWisdom 5.2 features support hyperconverged architectures and improved visibility of hybrid IT infrastructure environments, providing real-time situational awareness throughout the entire enterprise IT organization. Key features include:

  • New topology visualizations that allow users to instantly identify fabric component speed mismatches;
  • New dashboard enhancements that make it easier to produce application-focused views that aggregate data across key infrastructure components;
  • Expanded usability to accelerate systems configuration and apply the right analytics to accelerate problem resolution;
  • New personalizationpages so users can select their preferred User Interface theme;
  • Enhanced navigationsupport for more breadcrumbs, as well as detailed and turnkey selection options for analytical views and preferences;
  • REST API access with token-based authentication; and
  • Beta support for the hyperconverged VxRails platform including VMwareVSAN data collection, which can be incorporated and correlated with the VirtualWisdom management and analytics platform. In addition, VirtualWisdom will support the Dell EMC ScaleIO software-defined-storage platform later this year.

"With our new Performance Probe, alongside VirtualWisdom 5.2, we've lowered the barrier to entry for critical visualization and analysis of vast infrastructure data," said Philippe Vincent, CEO of Virtual Instruments. "Our App-centric IPM can now give a broader customer base insight into their infrastructure performance within the context of supported applications, making infrastructure teams even more valuable to the application owners they support."

"I continue to be impressed with Virtual Instruments, as they are clearly listening to their customers and aggressively evolving the VirtualWisdom platform for the increasingly hybrid data center," said George Crump, founding analyst and chief steward, Storage Switzerland. "The company's unique combination of real-time monitoring, advanced correlation, and actionable analytics are essential for organizations that can't tolerate performance slowdowns or IT infrastructure outages."

Virtual Instruments' Chief Technology Officer John Gentry is presenting a session at Dell EMC World, "Industry best practices for realizing the full value of VMAX and XtremIO deployments." His presentation will take place on Monday, May 8th at 3 p.m. PT, in Lando 4203. Virtual Instruments' Vice President of Alliances Kalen Kimm is also presenting the VI App-centric IPM solution portfolio in the Dell EMC Tech Connect Theatre (Booth #1722) on the show floor on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. PT and Tuesday May 9th at 4:30 p.m. PT.

VirtualWisdom 5.2 is available on May 16. For more information, visit

Published Tuesday, May 09, 2017 8:43 AM by David Marshall
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