Imagine Holistic Performance Insight – Recap of Cisco Live

By Scott Cleland, Sr Director of Marketing

Last month, the Virtual Instruments team made our way to sunny Orlando for one of our biggest shows of the year, Cisco Live. We spent a highly productive week meeting with partners and customers, offering live demos of our products, and discussing how enterprise IT teams can build the foundation for their digital future.

Imagine Holistic Performance Insight Blog ImageAs you may recall, last October we announced a game-changing partnership with Cisco to dramatically simplify and lower the cost of storage infrastructure performance monitoring, and in April, we announced that the Cisco SAN Telemetry Streaming (STS) integration was now available with our app-centric IPM platform, VirtualWisdom. This integration offers deep visibility into an enterprise’s infrastructure without the CapEx and OpEx costs involved with installing hardware probes and TAPs.

More than 200 Cisco Live attendees stopped by the Virtual Instruments booth, and they were treated to live demos of VirtualWisdom and got a firsthand look at the integration with Cisco MDS Telemetry streaming. Several customers who maintained some initial skepticism were sufficiently dazzled when we walked them through our application-centric approach (learn more about that here).

We also showcased our new integration with the Cisco AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform. The new capabilities allow VirtualWisdom and AppDynamics to share a common view of the infrastructure consumed by business applications, enabling a collective understanding of application topology.

One of the key highlights from this year’s Cisco Live event was a presentation by our Chief Architect, Nick York, on how Virtual Instruments is working with Cisco to simplify the deployment and lower the cost of real-time data center infrastructure performance monitoring. Titled Virtual Instruments & MDS SAN Telemetry Streaming: Holistic Performance Insight, Nick’s presentation discussed Virtual Instruments’ new integration with the new Cisco MDS 9700 32G Module and SAN Streaming Fabric. Through this integration, we’re enabling Global 2000 enterprises and service providers to significantly reduce both OpEx and CapEx costs associated with holistically monitoring and managing the health, performance and utilization of their SAN-based infrastructures. Attendees walked away with a better understanding of the integration, as well as the benefits of having truly holistic performance insight into their IT infrastructure.

Cisco Live always offers a great opportunity for us to introduce our technology to new people, but it’s also a time for us to engage with our current partners and customers. In addition to Cisco demoing its MDS Telemetry products, NetApp announced its new FlexPods for the cloud, and Pure Storage showed off its new artificial intelligence capabilities. It’s so exciting when we see our customers’ successes and announcements in-person, and the energy at Cisco Live can be described as nothing less than infectious.

If you weren’t able to attend the event, or didn’t make it to our booth, you can still request a personal demo of VirtualWisdom. Drop us a line and we’ll be in touch!

Want to see where in the world we’ll be next? Check out the Virtual Instruments events page for a calendar of events we’re attending, and don’t forget to follow us on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in app-centric infrastructure performance monitoring.