Virtual Instruments Ships New Private Cloud Performance Tools

Virtual Instruments, a provider of storage area network (SAN) and virtual infrastructure optimization solutions, introduced a new product suite, which includes a new 8Gb SAN Performance Probe that provides improved visibility across servers, networks and storage. VirtualWisdom 3.0 is designed to be a real-time, vendor-independent, cross-domain infrastructure monitoring solution.

"IT roles that look across all aspects of the virtualized data center have the potential to become the next hot IT job," according to John Thompson, president and CEO of Virtual Instruments. "The new VirtualWisdom platform provides the essential cross-domain infrastructure monitoring solution to enable this new role and to ensure business-critical application performance and availability in the emerging private cloud infrastructure."

The VirtualWisdom 3.0 solution combines a new 8Gb-capable hardware probe with new software features intended to deliver expanded monitoring support to help IT managers optimize physical and virtual IT infrastructures. VirtualWisdom supports all Fibre Channel switches and devices independent of supplier, the vendor says.

The VirtualWisdom platform also includes the Virtual Server Probe for accessing performance and utilization data related to VMware vSphere environments, the SAN Availability Probe for monitoring SAN directors and switches, and the SANInsight TAP Patch Panel System for accessing data from the fiber optic physical layer. 

The new SAN Performance Probe, Model FC8, was designed to simultaneously monitor up to eight Fibre Channel links with a single probe and supports redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and redundant cooling fans. The device analyzes each frame on a Fibre Channel SAN to provide statistics about storage I/O traffic from the virtual machine to the LUN on the storage array.

Also available with VirtualWisdom 3.0 is the new RemoteWisdom Access Platform, which enables remote file access into VirtualWisdom servers by Virtual Instruments support personnel to ensure streamlined support and continuous availability of VirtualWisdom monitoring solutions.

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