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Virtual Instruments Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2014 Partner Program Guide for Second Consecutive Year

San Jose, Calif. – March 20, 2014 – Virtual Instruments, the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) for physical, virtual and cloud computing environments, today announced it has been named to CRN’s 2014 Partner Program Guide, and awarded a 5-Star rating. The CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

The Virtual Instruments Partner (VIP) Program offers partners the opportunity for profitable growth by selling VirtualWisdom, a real-time Infrastructure Performance Management platform that helps customers guarantee the performance and availability of their mission-critical applications while migrating workloads from physical to virtual and, ultimately, cloud computing environments. VirtualWisdom complements partner’s existing product portfolio and services business, helping to drive additional sales and further establish partners as strategic advisors to their customers.

o determine the 2014 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company’s Research team assessed each vendor’s application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

“Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies, and the right approach can make all the difference,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the very best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for their individual business goals.”

“It’s an honor to have Virtual Instruments receive a 5-star rating in the CRN Partner Program Guide for the second straight year,” said Sean Maxwell, President of Customer Operations at Virtual Instruments. “We’re focused on providing our partners with the best tools and resources to successfully sell our solution. We look forward to continuing to support them to help drive additional demand for our platform.”

The 2014 Partner Program Guide will be featured on and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the April issue of CRN.

About Virtual Instruments Virtual Instruments is the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management for physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. The award-winning VirtualWisdom© platform provides visibility into real-time performance and health of the entire open systems stack along with metrics that assess utilization. Virtual Instruments improves the performance and availability of mission-critical applications while lowering the cost of the supporting infrastructure. Forbes Magazine listed the company third on its annual ranking of America’s Most Promising Companies.  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

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