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Virtual Instruments Debuts Industry’s First Fully Integrated Real-Time Analytics Solution for Cisco MDS SAN Telemetry Streaming at Cisco Live in Barcelona

VirtualWisdom app-centric infrastructure performance management platform significantly lowers CapEX and OpEx costs while ensuring performance for Cisco-based data centres

London, UK – 25th January 2018 – Virtual Instruments, a leader in infrastructure performance management, today announced that it will be unveiling the technology integration of its flagship application-centric infrastructure performance monitoring and analytics solution, VirtualWisdom, with Cisco’s MDS 9700 32G Module and Fibre Channel SAN Telemetry Streaming solution for the first time, at the Cisco Live event in Barcelona, from 29th January to 2nd February 2018.

The ability to provide real-time infrastructure performance analytics on Cisco MDS SAN Telemetry Streaming data, first announced on October 26th 2017, customers can seamlessly gain non-intrusive visibility into their SAN deployments to vastly simplify IT infrastructure management, assuring the highest availability and performance of mission-critical application environments. By eliminating the requirement to deploy physical network TAPs and probes, and enabling access to actionable insights via VirtualWisdom Analytics, organisations can dramatically simplify and lower the cost of storage network performance monitoring.

With the increasingly ubiquitous nature of the hybrid data centre, it is vital that the management of the underlying infrastructure also evolves to keep up with the demands of new and changing applications. To enable this, Virtual Instruments delivers holistic visibility into the performance, health and utilisation of customers’ IT infrastructures from the all-important perspective of the application. Both Cisco and Virtual Instruments have a shared vision that infrastructure performance management must evolve to be application-centric.  With VirtualWisdom’s App-centric analytics analysing the Cisco MDS SAN Telemetry Streaming data, customers can rapidly pin-point and proactively resolve SAN infrastructure issues before they impact application service levels.

“The Virtual Instruments partnership with Cisco is a direct result of customer feedback and is a recognition of the value of our solutions by one of the world’s most trusted technology vendors,” said John Gentry, CTO, Virtual Instruments. Gentry adds, “VirtualWisdom’s unique real-time capability ingests SAN Streaming Telemetry data from Cisco’s MDS family of 32Gb line cards and switches to analyse key infrastructure performance metrics. This level of granular visibility, easy-to-understand analytics and seamless integration have not been available before and represents a new level of performance assurance for Cisco users.”

The partnership also extends the VirtualWisdom platform’s reach, increasing expansion within existing enterprise accounts to a wider variety of customers, including those in the mid-market.

Virtual Instruments will be demonstrating the Cisco-VirtualWisdom solution at booth WEP04A.

To learn more about Virtual Instruments’ VirtualWisdom platform, please visit:

Cisco Live
Fira Barcelona
Fira Gran Via (North Access)
C/ Foc, 37
08038 Barcelona, Spain


About Virtual Instruments
Virtual Instruments is the leader in application-centric infrastructure performance management. It provides comprehensive infrastructure instrumentation and performance analytics for enterprise data centres. The company’s solutions give IT teams deep workload visibility and actionable insights into their end-to-end systems across the hybrid data centre. Virtual Instruments empowers companies to maximise the performance, availability and utilisation of their production IT infrastructure. Virtual Instruments has over 500 customers, including enterprise IT, cloud service providers and storage vendors. The privately held company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit

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