Virtual Instruments Finally Gets NAS-ty

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When Virtual Instruments merged in/acquired Load Dynamix recently, we thought good things were going to happen.  VI could now offer its users a full performance management “loop” of monitoring and testing in a common suite. Apparently VI’s clientele agreed because they’ve just finished out a stellar first half of year financially. Now, to sweeten the offer even more, VI is broadening its traditionally Fibre Channel/block focused monitoring (historically rooted in their original FC SAN probes) to fully encompass NAS monitoring too.

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Virtual Instruments Goes Deeper Into Storage Performance

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Virtual Instruments, well-known for being able to address storage performance across infrastructure from the high to the low – from VM down to individual packets in the SAN, has just released a denser SAN performance probe that crams 48 Fibre Channel ports into a 2U appliance.  The ProbeFC8-HD48 tracks over 150 metrics per second and can provide details at the link, channel, and “initiator to target to LUN” levels.

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Deep and Broad – Following IO from VM through SAN with Virtual Instruments

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Recently we had the pleasure to conduct an in-depth field study for Virtual Instruments (VI) in which we got to interview, without interference, six of their large enterprise customers spanning verticals including technology, manufacturing, retail, telecom, financial services and government. The results were both expected and surprising. Expected because we knew that Virtual Instruments is delivering infrastructure performance solutions designed to help identify and troubleshoot IO issues deep down into the protocol level in the SAN and then up and across arrays on one end and physical or virtual machines on the other. No other vendor does what they do (as the clients all testified) to provide critically important management and visibility across the complex SAN environment. Basically these clients advised us that if you have mission-critical services that depend on storage, you’ll find VI indispensable in meeting service levels and optimizing infrastructure.

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