Virtual Instruments Teams with Cisco
October 27, 2017
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Virtual Instruments announced technology integration initiatives with Cisco to dramatically simplify and lower the cost of real-time performance and availability monitoring for business-critical infrastructures.

Through the technology integration, Virtual Instruments’ App-centric Infrastructure Performance Management platform, VirtualWisdom, can receive streamed monitoring data from Cisco’s new MDS 9700 32G Module and SAN Streaming solution, helping enable enterprises to ensure the highest availability and performance of business-critical applications. The Cisco MDS 9700 32G Module now offers built-in telemetry sensors for efficient streaming data collection.

VirtualWisdom’s app-centric analytics enable customers to find and resolve infrastructure issues before they impact application service levels by applying machine learning to determine root cause, and recommending remedies and configuration optimizations to proactively resolve problems.

By integrating VirtualWisdom’s app-centric SAN infrastructure monitoring and analytics platform with the new Cisco MDS 9700 32G Module and SAN Streaming Fabric, Virtual Instruments enables enterprises to significantly reduce both OpEx and CapEx costs associated with holistically monitoring and managing the health, performance and utilization of their FC SAN infrastructures. The new integration allows Virtual Instruments to offer customers the ability to deploy granular monitoring more broadly. For application infrastructures that are moving to 32GB Fibre Channel and require high-fidelity performance monitoring, a new option is now available where the need for a physical TAP and hardware probe is eliminated in a VirtualWisdom deployment. This is enabled by the VI/Cisco integration, where a dedicated application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) inside the Cisco MDS switch enables the delivery of key statistical data from observed workload behavior and response time metrics. The VirtualWisdom TAP and Probe architecture will still be deployed in 16GB environments and will offer the highest fidelity data available for monitoring with the VirtualWisdom analytics platform for mission-critical applications.

The Cisco-Virtual Instruments technology integration will expand solutions to a wide variety of customers. Eliminating the requirement to deploy physical network TAPs and Probes, while enabling customers to access actionable insights via VirtualWisdom Advanced Analytics, will dramatically reduce the cost of monitoring and simplify VirtualWisdom deployments, extending the platform’s reach within existing enterprise accounts and expanding to mid-market customers.

“Our technology integration initiatives with Cisco are highly strategic for our company, as we and our channel partners are now able to offer our app-centric infrastructure performance monitoring solutions to a larger portion of our installed customers, as well as a significantly expanded set of enterprise and mid-market customers,” said Philippe Vincent, CEO of Virtual Instruments. “With the Cisco integration, our customers can seamlessly gain the visibility of a fully instrumented infrastructure in the context of the application. This will vastly simplify IT infrastructure management, ensuring the highest availability and performance of their mission-critical apps and services.”

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