Customers Recognize Virtual Instruments as an Invaluable Partner in Managing Infrastructure Performance

Customers Recognize Virtual Instruments as an Invaluable Partner in Managing 
Infrastructure Performance 
Taneja Group Study Validates VirtualWisdom as the Leading Platform to
Meet Complex Data Center Infrastructure Performance Challenges 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 --  Virtual Instruments, the
leader in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) for physical,
virtual and cloud computing environments, today announced the results
of a field study report from the Taneja Group. According to the
study, leading companies, including T-Mobile and Wm Morrison
Supermarkets PLC, recognize Virtual Instruments as an invaluable
partner in managing the performance of IT infrastructures running
mission-critical applications.  
The Taneja Group interviewed six Virtual Instruments customers across
vertical markets including financial services, retail, technology,
manufacturing, government and telecommunications. All of the
customers interviewed depend on large, highly virtualized systems and
storage infrastructures and must ensure the performance of their
mission-critical applications. They require a comprehensive
management platform for their large data center environments that
provides performance insight while simultaneously enabling proactive
troubleshooting and problem avoidance. 
"We had to ensure the VirtualWisdom platform was indeed going to
improve and increase availability," said Dan Spurling, director of IT
platform engineering and operations for T-Mobile USA. "More
instrumentation does not always equal increased availability and once
we saw what Virtual Instruments could provide, we invested. We
recognized the value and knew we could use it effectively." 
The Taneja Group found that the customers were looking for a more
comprehensive platform that would monitor, alert and enable
remediation of the end-to-end compute infrastructure. When selecting
a partner to improve infrastructure performance and management,
customers typically turn to Virtual Instruments for the following

--  Demonstrably decrease system-wide CAPEX and OPEX while getting more
    out of existing assets
--  Align expenditures on server, switch and storage infrastructure with
    actual requirements
--  Proactively improve data center performance including mixed workloads
    and I/O
--  Manage and monitor multiple data centers and complex computing
--  Troubleshoot performance slowdowns and application failures across the
--  Create customized dashboards and comprehensive reports on the
    end-to-end environment

"Based on this primary research, we believe that Virtual Instruments is
way ahead of its perceived competitors in providing IT managers with
the insight they need to manage and optimize the compute stack from
servers to storage for application-aligned infrastructure
performance," said Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst and Consultant at
Taneja Group. "We recommend that anyone responsible for data center
operations and performance management seriously consider VI's
VirtualWisdom platform for deep and broad insight across physical,
virtual and cloud environments." 
The report demonstrated a consensus among interviewed customers that
Virtual Instruments' VirtualWisdom platform is by far the best
solution for meeting complex data center infrastructure performance
challenges, while providing an unparalleled return on investment.
Other existing tools have their usefulness, but they don't provide
the level of detail required for managing the layers of abstraction
and virtualization that characterize today's complex enterprise data
center. In concert with device-specific toolsets, the VirtualWisdom
platform gives data center and storage managers a proven solution for
monitoring and controlling even the most complex data center
"We have other tools for database management and they're fine for
what they do, but with the features that Virtual Instruments
provides, I don't see that it would be replaced by anything I've seen
to date," said Simon Close, head of storage for Wm Morrison
Supermarkets PLC. "Technology guys will always name their favorite
tool, ours is Virtual Instruments. Without VI, we would not have been
able to demonstrate nearly enough value given our large and highly
complex environment." 
The full report, found here, outlines each customer's data center
challenges and their experience and results following implementation
of Virtual Instruments' VirtualWisdom platform.  
About Virtual Instruments 
 Virtual Instruments is a leader in
Infrastructure Performance Management for physical, virtual and cloud
computing environments. The award-winning VirtualWisdom platform
provides visibility into real-time performance and health of the
entire open systems stack along with metrics that assess utilization.
Virtual Instruments improves the performance and availability of
mission-critical applications while lowering the cost of the
supporting infrastructure. Forbes Magazine listed the company third
on its annual ranking of America's Most Promising Companies. The
company can be found online at 
About the Taneja Group
 Taneja Group's mission is to deliver
best-in-class technology analysis and consulting for the storage,
compute, network and infrastructure markets, empowering its clients
to convert technology strategy into new business. The Taneja Group
team is composed of analysts with operational and marketing
experience in both vendor and end-user environments, who bring to
their roles real-world expertise in technologies such as
virtualization, cloud, big data and infrastructure management. The
company serves various constituencies including technology vendors,
IT users, and the investment community. For more information, please
Chris Fucanan
H3O Communications
Melissa Martin
Virtual Instruments
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