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Virtual Instruments Solution Supporting Enhanced IT Infrastructure Performance for MetLife

VirtualWisdom Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) platform helps IT and application teams ensure stability and reliability

SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 21, 2015Virtual Instruments, the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) for physical, virtual and cloud computing environments, today announced that MetLife has deployed its VirtualWisdom IPM platform to help ensure the performance and availability of MetLife’s IT infrastructure supporting business-critical application workloads.

As one of the largest life insurance companies in the world and a global provider of annuities, employee benefits and asset management, MetLife is committed to delivering innovative products and services. It leverages best-in-class solutions to ensure that the digital aspects of its business are reliable and stable.

“At MetLife, we are committed to earning the right to be the customer’s first choice. The customer expects us to support them with world-class, consistently available systems. This means we focus on reducing unplanned downtime and ensuring that our infrastructure is agile, reliable and performing optimally,” said Martin Lippert, executive vice president and head of MetLife global technology and operations. “VirtualWisdom gives us the visibility we need to pinpoint and resolve problems in real time—and to identify and prevent issues before they turn into problems.”

The ongoing push toward virtualization, cloud adoption and software-defined strategies in an era when consumers are able to access businesses any time from a multitude of devices, continues to create exponential complexity and risk for IT teams. Device-specific monitoring and point-solutions are not viable alternatives for managing heterogeneous environments. As such, leaders in every industry are quickly recognizing the performance gaps they must address to maintain their competitive advantage. These leaders are choosing VirtualWisdom because it is a vendor-agnostic, purpose-built solution that helps their teams visualize their IT infrastructure from end-to-end—helping them understand exactly where performance bottlenecks are occurring and where there are opportunities to optimize and tune.

“Companies often spend a lot of time reacting to availability and performance issues instead of proactively getting out in front of them. This can create significant impacts to the business and amplify risk,” said John W. Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments. “MetLife is among a growing group of thought leaders who understand the tremendous value of ensuring an always-on, ever-agile application infrastructure that achieves the highest performance at the optimal cost.”

VirtualWisdom provides unparalleled visibility into the health and utilization of the entire open-systems stack, giving companies the ability to proactively and efficiently manage application workloads across the entire IT infrastructure and accurately understand the impact of application demands before problems occur. This proactive approach helps companies eliminate inefficiencies in troubleshooting and enables true performance management and optimization of data center operations and related costs.

About Virtual Instruments

Virtual Instruments is the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management, delivering solutions that help customers ensure their applications and infrastructure perform better together. The VirtualWisdom platform provides comprehensive visibility into the performance, health and utilization of the IT infrastructure, empowering customers to guarantee the performance of their mission-critical applications across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. With Virtual Instruments’ solutions customers can stop reactive troubleshooting, start managing performance and achieve cost optimization. The company was founded in June 2008 with headquarters in San Jose, Calif. and sales and engineering offices throughout the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Virtual Instruments can be found online at http://www.virtualinstruments.com.

About MetLife
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.