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R&M and Virtual Instruments take infrastructure management to the next level

Powerful Infrastructure Monitoring Solution analyzes networks without degrading performance

Wetzikon, Switzerland and London, UK, 9th April, 2015R&M, the global Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for high-quality, high-performance network infrastructures, has announced a new partnership with Virtual Instruments, the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) for physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. As a monitoring platform, R&M today launched its Total Network Visibility solution, a holistic approach to network visibility that integrates passive traffic access points (TAPs) seamlessly into its automated infrastructure management system R&MinteliPhy.

R&M’s HD TAP Modules contain passive fiber-optic splitters that deliver an identical copy of an optical signal passing through it. Once the optical signal is out of band and connected to a VirtualWisdom Probe, the entire infrastructure can be monitored in real-time without agents—helping to ensure availability and performance for live applications. As part of the HD System family, the HD TAP Module is fully compatible with R&M’s infrastructure hardware as a standard module, and easily and passively monitors network links without introducing latency or packet loss. The TAPs have to be connected to monitoring and analysis equipment, including receivers, analysis hardware and software. The monitoring device connected to the TAP is provided with all traffic in real-time as if it were inline, including Layer 1 and Layer 2 errors.

“Virtual Instruments’ Data Centre Infrastructure Management software, which monitors live traffic feed across the network and provides overviews on an easy-to-read dashboard, is perfect for this task. The VirtualWisdom platform provides complete visibility and for the first time, automated infrastructure management and automated infrastructure performance management are married as a single solution,” states Dr. Thomas Wellinger, Market Manager Data Center, R&M. “This enables cost-effective, fault-free systems management and analysis.”

“Together, we are providing an integrated solution for accurately monitoring and managing real-time infrastructure performance in a cost-effective manner,” says Colin Pittham, Channel and Alliance Director EMEA at Virtual Instruments. “The integration of R&M’s Total Network Visibility platform with our VirtualWisdom solution allows users to monitor their networks closely, in real time, and detect emergent issues before they become problems that impact application performance and availability, whilst avoiding excessive overprovisioning.”


 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, Asia, and Asia Pacific. Virtual Instruments can be found online at

About R&M

R&M is a global Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for high quality, high performance networks with operations in more than 30 countries, R&M offers trusted advice and tailor-made solutions that help Infrastructure and Operation Managers delivering agile, reliable and cost-effective services for a business-oriented IT infrastructure. The R&M was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Wetzikon, Switzerland. The company is wholly owned by the Reichle family and is managed as an independent family business. More information can be found on