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Virtual Instruments Launches Latest Version of VirtualWisdom


Virtual Instruments, a provider of hybrid infrastructure management for mission-critical workloads, is introducing the latest version of VirtualWisdom, a comprehensive hybrid IT infrastructure management and AIOps platform.

“At the heart of what VirtualWisdom does is monitoring, analytics, and automation,” said Tim Van Ash, SVP of products at Virtual Instruments. “It’s designed to provide visibility of how applications are using infrastructure regardless of where that infrastructure is deployed.”

By leveraging WisdomAI-powered analytics and an application-centric approach to infrastructure management, VirtualWisdom 6.2 enables enterprises to proactively gain full control over the performance, availability, capacity and efficiency of infrastructure supporting mission-critical applications across their hybrid data centers.

As a result, customers are able to reduce infrastructure costs, gain greater business agility, and accelerate innovation throughout the organization.

By holistically monitoring, analyzing and optimizing the performance, availability, capacity and efficiency of hybrid IT infrastructure within the context of the application, VirtualWisdom enables enterprises to take a modernized, AIOps-empowered approach to infrastructure management.

VirtualWisdom discovers and maps applications to the infrastructure to understand where each application lives and how it behaves on top of the infrastructure, in addition to discerning the business value and SLA tier of each application.

The new VirtualWisdom then applies real-time, AI-based analytics through the updated WisdomAI engine, including machine learning, statistical analysis, heuristics and expert systems. As a result, VirtualWisdom delivers the capabilities enterprises need to proactively manage the hybrid infrastructure supporting their mission-critical applications.

In addition to the expansion of the WisdomAI engine, the latest version of VirtualWisdom offers a wide range of new features and capabilities for capacity management and forecasting, as well as workload balancing and rightsizing.

Key features of the new VirtualWisdom include:

  • VirtualWisdom Workload RightSizer: The most intelligent VM placement analytic in the industry rightsizes VMs by scaling them up or down across an entire application, helping assure service delivery and business value. Customers can set different policies per tier; control the amount of CPU and memory for each VM, host or cluster; analyze utilization and over-subscription; and make better decisions via richer, more granular data.
  • Workload Drift Analyzer: Determines when changes in application workload behavior is anomalous or, as a result of application changes, is the root-cause of the performance issues observed. Delivers real-time alerts to restore workload balance and application performance.
  • Dell EMC Isilon Integration: Assures Isilon cluster performance at scale by bringing industry-leading performance analysis to Dell EMC Isilon environments. The new integration has been validated against the world’s largest production Isilon clusters monitoring hundreds of nodes in a single VirtualWisdom instance. VirtualWisdom maps application dependencies to Isilon clusters, and nodes; collecting and storing over 1500 metrics at 10-second granularity; and delivering unparalleled scale and fidelity.
  • Predictive Capacity Management: Monitors, reports, forecasts and alarms against the capacity consumption rate. The Capacity Forecast alarm allows customers to specify how many days, weeks or months they wish to be notified prior to potential capacity exhaustion on nodes or clusters.
  • Updated VirtualWisdom Proactive Dashboards: Deliver Smart Charts with support for annotation, linking, and smart naming; and live topology views that are specific to infrastructure or applications

“We moved from being storage-centric years ago to really being embraced heavily by virtualization teams and recently cloud teams,” Van Ash said.

Admins, engineers, architects, operators, infrastructure or application teams, and more will benefit the most from these updates, according to Van Ash.

The company will continue to expand the breadth of what VirtualWisdom monitors natively and its ecosystem, said Van Ash.

For more information about this news, visit www.virtualinstruments.com.


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