VirtualWisdom4

See everything.
And we mean everything.

The New Definition of Performance

The award winning VirtualWisdom® platform provides unparalleled visibility into the performance, health and utilization of the entire open systems infrastructure  – empowering customers to guarantee the performance and availability of their mission critical applications across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. Through a unique combination of software and hardware, VirtualWisdom captures, persists, correlates, analyzes and presents a breadth and depth of data never before possible.  This highly accurate and comprehensive view enables customers to stop reactive troubleshooting, start managing performance and achieve cost optimization.

  • Entity-Centric User Interface
  • Intelligent Topology – Insight at a Glance
  • Case Based Alarms – Relevant and Actionable
  • Live Reports – Intuitive and Dynamic
  • Applied Analytics – Turning Data into Answers!
  • Entity-Centric User Interface

    Entity-centric refers to a new, unique method of logically grouping system-wide resources, physical devices or application workloads. Entities can be groups of storage, switches, servers, or applications.  They are organized in hierarchical groupings that allow you to view entities at varied levels of granularity or logical aggregation. This allows enterprises to understand how their resources are performing, based on function, correlation and interdependency, and guarantee that you’re driving maximum performance at the appropriate infrastructure spend for your organization.

  • Intelligent Topology – Insight at a Glance

    Topologies provide a high-level summary of what’s going on in your infrastructure and allow you to quickly identify an issue and understand the various aspects of the infrastructure.  “Sparc lines” show key trends related to performance, health and utilization, and “Alarm badges” that identify if there is a current alarm event related to the entity or one of its sub-components.

  • Case Based Alarms – Relevant and Actionable

    Alarms are typically automated responses generated by your infrastructure monitoring tools and are armed with good intent. But these alarms end up generating more ‘noise’ than actionable alerts, defeating the purpose of having them at all.And that’s why at Virtual Instruments; we offer a better approach, a groundbreaking approach—with case-based alarms. By ‘Case Based’, we mean that an alarm-generating event actually opens a ‘Case’ and all subsequent related alarms populate that Case – enabling you to understand trends and determine correlation and severity on a case-by-case basis.

  • Live Reports – Intuitive and Dynamic

    When it comes to knowing how your infrastructure is truly performing, context and real-time data are key. Without context, data is indecipherable to the human interpreter, incapable of revealing meaningful insight. Virtual Wisdom’s Live Reports visualize millions of metrics in powerful combinations, specific to performance, health and utilization at device and Entity levels.  Live Reports then converts this data into live sources of analytical truth using the graphical representations you see fit, like Bar Charts, Trend Charts, Time Based Comparisons and Histograms.

  • Applied Analytics – Turning Data into Answers!

    With Applied Analytics, we’re taking the expertise we have gained from working with hundreds of enterprise clients and building that wisdom right into the platform.  In fact, the analysis that used to take an expert hours or even days is now executed in seconds – turning data into answers! Verify load balancing across your hosts with Balance Finder. Find out if any deviations require attention with Event Advisor. Understand causality between trends with Trend Matcher. And more.

The 90's called. They want their tools back.

As IT infrastructures have migrated to open-systems to leverage “best-of-breed” technologies, the enterprise user has been forced to pick storage/storage virtualizers, switches, adapters, physical hosts, and other components from multiple competing vendors and designs, configure and operate these in a system that is made unique by the combination of all these variables.  This model only allows IT to optimize the subsystem components, not the performance of the system as a whole. Virtual Wisdom is the first and only Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) platform that provides system-wide visibility into a breadth and depth of metrics never before available.  With continuous monitoring, in real-time, and unbiased and definitive insight into the true performance, health and utilization of the multi-vendor, multi-layer infrastructure, Virtual Wisdom allows enterprise users to guarantee performance and availability while reducing costs.

Architecture

The VirtualWisdom 4 solution is made up of multiple components. The VirtualWisdom Platform is composed of a powerful, fully integrated combination of the VirtualWisdom Management Software, and the dedicated Platform Appliance.  By delivering this powerful combination of purpose built hardware and software, all fully developed and tested in house at Virtual Instruments, we are able to ensure the highest levels of performance, scalability and serviceability.  This platform leverages metrics provided by a robust suite of software and hardware probes that collect data from throughout the end-to-end infrastructure.