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Nasdaq Deploys Virtual Instruments for Holistic Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM)

End-to-end solution provides comprehensive visibility and definitive insight into global exchange IT infrastructure

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Virtual Instruments today announced that Nasdaq is using the VirtualWisdom infrastructure performance management (IPM) platform to ensure the performance and availability of their IT infrastructure supporting mission-critical applications. Key benefits of this platform for the exchange company include continuous, real-time, comprehensive visibility and definitive insights into their system-wide IT infrastructure.

Nasdaq is using VirtualWisdom to help ensure complete efficiency at all hours, while meeting performance requirements at peak demand hours without impacting production environments. By deploying VirtualWisdom, the company guarantees performance via real-time monitoring of tier-1 database servers, receiving frame-by-frame visibility into the Fibre Channel traffic—which no other vendors have been able to provide. Additionally, the VirtualWisdom platform gives Nasdaq key insights into any system-wide issues that the host and storage tools are unable to accurately represent. By monitoring the operational efficiency of each layer and touch point, VirtualWisdom helps identify and resolve any bottlenecks, which enhances Nasdaq’s ability to make immediate adjustments for optimal performance.

“Nasdaq’s choice of the VirtualWisdom platform for its performance monitoring and management needs is a testament to the benefits our solution brings,” said John W. Thompson, chief executive officer of Virtual Instruments. “With the ongoing shift to workload-centric Infrastructure Performance Management, it’s clear that Nasdaq is well aligned with thought-leaders in our industry and positioning themselves for the future. VirtualWisdom provides performance teams with highly accurate, unrivaled visibility into the performance of the entire open-systems stack, helping to improve overall system performance while driving better cost performance and improved risk management for infrastructure transformation.”

VirtualWisdom provides unparalleled visibility health and utilization of the entire open-systems stack. As such, companies gain 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, 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 US, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Virtual Instruments can be found online at