May 01, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 1 — Virtual Instruments, the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) for physical, virtual and cloud computing environments, today announced rapid customer adoption of its infrastructure performance management platform, VirtualWisdom. Over the past six months the company has increased the rate of new customer acquisition per quarter by more than 50 percent. Today, 30 percent of the companies on the Fortune 100 list are Virtual Instruments customers. According to industry analyst reports, the market for solutions to address infrastructure performance management will be $9 billion globally by 2015.
IT departments are dealing with unprecedented levels of complexity, which is causing them to lose control of their infrastructure. Three major technology developments — virtualization, cloud and mobile — have enabled IT to extend the reach of mission-critical applications, but have limited the enterprise's ability to manage the underlying systems infrastructure. IT infrastructure today is expected to perform better, faster and more consistently than at any other time in history, while at the same time adapting to an exponentially increasing rate of change.
As a result, companies are paying more attention to infrastructure performance and finding they need a purpose-built platform to manage physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. The requirements of an infrastructure performance management platform include:
1. Continuous Real-Time measurement: It is paramount that any IPM platform measure end-to-end response times, continuously and in real-time, to get a true view of infrastructure performance.
2. Unbiased and Heterogeneous: The IPM platform must be able to collect data from various devices in the infrastructure without a dependency on or giving priority to specific vendor product(s).
3. Systemic Data Collection: Data and metrics need to be collected throughout the IT infrastructure, including from the virtual machines, servers, fabric switches, storage arrays and disks.
4. System-wide Visibility: The IPM platform must have the capability to track any activity across the IT infrastructure for a high-level view into the utilization and health of the infrastructure. This ensures that the performance of the infrastructure is aligned with the response times required by applications supporting the business.
"Enterprise IT is going through a massive period of transformation as organizations invest in optimizing their environments for cloud, mobility and big data. As a result the performance of the underlying infrastructure is becoming even more critical to an organization's success, and understanding this from 'end-to-end' and in real-time is becoming critical," said Simon Robinson, Research Vice President at 451 Research. "Any offering that meets the requirements for performance management needs to collect and correlate granular metrics from multiple devices throughout the system, in as close to real-time as possible."
Virtual Instruments is experiencing unprecedented adoption among new customers and is also seeing consistent expansion of its VirtualWisdom platform throughout its existing customer base. As customers recognize the return on investment associated with deploying VirtualWisdom they are moving quickly to expand deployment across their infrastructure.
"The growing dependence we all have on online services is putting increased pressure on IT organizations to ensure applications are available 24/7 to meet the 'dial-tone' expectations of their users," said John W. Thompson, CEO at Virtual Instruments. "Downtime or even a modest amount of latency is no longer acceptable. We have developed a solution for IT professionals that can help them troubleshoot issues and, ultimately, optimize their infrastructure for maximum performance. Our IPM platform, VirtualWisdom, allows IT to proactively control both the cost and performance of the infrastructure to deliver the best value for their companies."
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 was founded in June 2008 with headquarters in San Jose, Calif. and sales and engineering offices throughout the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific.
Source: Virtual Instruments
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