VirtualWisdom 3.0 Platform, 8GB SAN Performance Probe Help IT Optimize Private Cloud Performance

Real-time infrastructure monitoring helps ensure performance, availability.

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Virtual Instruments, a storage area network (SAN) and virtual infrastructure optimization solutions provider, has released its VirtualWisdom 3.0 product suite that includes the new 8Gb SAN Performance Probe to provide comprehensive visibility across servers, networks, and storage. The real-time, vendor-independent, cross-domain infrastructure monitoring solution helps companies improve infrastructure performance and availability, reduce operating and capital expenditures, and accelerate the transition of business-critical applications to a private cloud environment.

The optimization of IT infrastructure, comprised of servers, networks, storage, and applications requires IT personnel and enabling solutions to have a cross-domain view of performance, resource utilization, and availability. However, each of these domains is typically the purview of a dedicated job function. With the added complexity of virtualization and private cloud computing, this siloed approach of running a data center is no longer viable. The VirtualWisdom 3.0 platform can help ensure the performance of business-critical applications in a virtualized environment through real-time analysis of SAN I/O traffic data.

“IT roles that look across all aspects of the virtualized data center have the potential to become the next hot IT job,” said John W. Thompson, president and CEO, Virtual Instruments. “The new VirtualWisdom platform provides the essential cross-domain infrastructure monitoring solution to enable this new role and to ensure superior 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 software features that deliver expanded monitoring support and increased ease-of-use to help IT managers optimize their physical and virtual IT infrastructures. VirtualWisdom supports all Fibre Channel switches and devices independent of supplier.

VirtualWisdom 3.0 and the new 8Gb SAN Performance Probe offer enhanced metrics and improved ease of use in a streamlined format to simplify life for SAN and IT managers. 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.

The new VirtualWisdom 3.0 software and hardware virtual infrastructure optimization solutions are available now. More information is available at www.virtualinstruments.com.