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Brocade/Virtual Instruments Brawl: Is it Really Necessary?

I recently came across an email note written by John Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments, a virtual infrastructure optimization vendor, to Mike Klayko, CEO of Brocade, clearly the major supplier of FC switches, HBAs, CNAs (and Ethernet equipment) to the market. The note was disturbing, to say the least, as it discusses how the relationship between the companies, which was excellent in the past, has deteriorated to the point where Brocade is essentially willing to tell customers and prospects not to use the Virtual Instrument's product. I believe this is not in the interest of the customer and frankly, not in the interest of Brocade either.

  • Premiered: 10/26/11
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Taneja Group Blog
Topic(s): Virtual Instruments VI Brocade VirtualWisdom
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Virtual Instruments Field Study Report

Taneja Group conducted in-depth telephone interviews with six Virtual Instruments (VI) customers. The customers represented enterprises from different industry verticals. The interviews took place over a 3-month period in late 2012 and early 2013. We were pursuing user insights into how VI is bringing new levels of performance monitoring and troubleshooting to customers running large virtualized server and storage infrastructures.

Running large virtualized data centers with hundreds or even thousands of servers, petabytes of data and a large distributed storage network, requires a comprehensive management platform. Such a platform must provide insight into performance and enable proactive problem avoidance and troubleshooting to drive both OPEX and CAPEX savings. Our interviewees revealed that they consider VI to be an invaluable partner in helping to manage the performance of their IT infrastructure supporting mission critical applications.

VI’s expertise and the VirtualWisdom platform differ significantly from other tools’ monitoring, capacity planning and trending capabilities. Their unique platform approach provides true, real-time, system-wide visibility into performance—and correlates data from multiple layers—for proactive remediation of problems and inefficiencies before they affect application service levels. Other existing tools have their usefulness, but they don’t provide the level of detail required for managing through the layers of abstraction and virtualization that characterize today’s complex enterprise data center.

Most of the representative companies were using storage array-specific or fabric device monitoring tools but not system-wide performance management solutions. They went looking for a more comprehensive platform that would monitor, alert and remediate the end-to-end compute infrastructure. The customers we interviewed talked about why they needed this level of instrumentation and why they chose VI over other options. Their needs fell into 6 primary areas:

1. Demonstrably decrease system-wide CAPEX and OPEX while getting more out of existing assets.
2. Align expenditures on server, switch and storage infrastructure with actual requirements.
3. Proactively improve data center performance including mixed workloads and I/O.
4. Manage and monitor multiple data centers and complex computing environments.
5. Troubleshoot performance slowdowns and application failures across the stack.
6. Create customized dashboards and comprehensive reports on the end-to-end environment.

The consensus of opinion is that VI’s VirtualWisdom is by far the best solution for meeting complex data center infrastructure performance challenges, and that the return on investment is unparalleled.

For more information, check out the press release issued by Virtual Instruments.

You can also download this report directly from Virtual Instruments.

Publish date: 03/06/13
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Customers Recognize VI as an Invaluable Partner in Managing Infrastructure Performance

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2013) - Virtual Instruments, the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) for physical, virtual and cloud computing environments, today announced the results of a field study report from the Taneja Group. According to the study, leading companies, including T-Mobile and Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC, recognize Virtual Instruments as an invaluable partner in managing the performance of IT infrastructures running mission-critical applications.

  • Premiered: 03/07/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWire.com
Topic(s): TBA Virtual Instruments TBA VI TBA Field Study TBA VirtualWisdom TBA Validation
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Achieving ROI w/Infrastructure Performance Management

Taneja Group Field Study Report - Achieving ROI with Infrastructure Performance Management—How VI Customers Drive IT Innovation, Agility and Business Alignment

Today, mission-critical IT infrastructure teams are tasked to do more than ever before to maximize utilization, minimize cost and mitigate risk—while assuring availability and performance throughout perpetual migration, consolidation and expansion cycles. In this reality, a purpose-built, vendor independent platform that continuously monitors system-wide performance throughout heterogeneous environments without bias and in real-time can be a genuine competitive advantage.

In this webcast, we’ll talk about how customers from Telco, Financial Services, Retail, Technology, Manufacturing and Government verticals achieve significant IT and business value by implementing VirtualWisdom® Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) to transform IT into a true business partner..

Join host Mike Matchett, Sr. Analyst and Consultant from the Taneja Group, and VI’s President of Customer Operations Sean Maxwell as they share customer insights on achieving ROI by:

*Demonstrably decreasing system-wide CAPEX and OPEX while getting more out of their existing assets
*Eliminating risk and troubleshooting performance slowdowns and application failures across the stack
*Aligning expenditures on server, switch and storage infrastructure with business and application requirements
*Proactively improving data center performance including mixed workloads and I/O
*Managing and monitoring multiple data centers and complex computing environments
*Creating customized dashboards and comprehensive reports on the end-to-end environment

Around the world, industry leaders in every major vertical rely on VirtualWisdom to guarantee performance and availability, quickly identify threats to service levels, and resolve their most complex performance challenges—all at a substantially lower total cost.

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  • Premiered: 09/12/13 at 10am Pacific Time (1:00pm ET)
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Mike Matchett
  • Sponsor(s): Virtual Instruments
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Virtual Instruments Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Field Study Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Field Report Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): IT infrastructure Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): ROI Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VirtualWisdom Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Infrastructure Performance Management Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): IPM Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Mike Matchett Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Sean Maxwell
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New Virtual Instruments software improves NAS, flash models

Version 5.3 of Virtual Instruments' Load DynamiX 5 software supports time-based NFSv3 workloads, eases preconditioning of flash arrays and improves the user interface.

  • Premiered: 04/19/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA NAS TBA Virtual Instruments TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Load DynamiX TBA NFS TBA Block Storage TBA flash storage TBA iSCSI TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA VirtualWisdom TBA analytics TBA Storage Performance TBA NetApp TBA OnCommand TBA Oracle TBA Oracle ZFS TBA Data Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Data reduction TBA Backup TBA Arun Taneja TBA all flash array TBA all-flash TBA AFA TBA Optimization