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Virtual Instruments’ VirtualWisdom NAS Performance Probe named Storage and SAN Management Product of the Year by Storage Magazine/

TechTarget editorial staff, users, industry experts and analysts give VirtualWisdom NAS Performance Probe top billing with Gold Award

San Jose, Calif. – February 21, 2017 Virtual Instruments, the leader in application-centric infrastructure performance management, announced today that it has earned the Gold Award in the Storage and SAN Management Tools category of TechTarget’s Storage magazine/ 2016 Products of the Year Awards. The VirtualWisdom NAS Performance Probe (ProbeNAS) is the industry’s only full line-rate NFS monitoring device for real-time wire data analysis and correlation across compute, network and storage. ProbeNAS provides unprecedented levels of visibility and actionable insights for both NAS-specific and mixed NAS and SAN environments. Virtual Instruments joins Gold Award winners in six categories, who were selected for top honors from among nearly 100 entries.

Now in its 15th year, TechTarget’s Storage magazine/ 2016 Products of the Year Awards recognize excellence in technological innovation, performance, ease of integration, ease of use, manageability, functionality and value. Virtual Instruments’ ProbeNAS is part of VirtualWisdom 5, the industry’s only real-time, cross-domain, vendor independent infrastructure performance monitoring and analytics platform.

In an article noting Virtual Instruments’ Gold Award honor, SearchStorage Senior Site Editor Rodney Brown writes, “Previously, to get the kind of data Probe provides, a user would need to capture packet data and send it back to the NAS array vendor for analysis. Changing that to real-time information is just one of the reasons why VirtualWisdom NAS Performance Probe took gold this year.”

The Virtual Instruments NAS Performance Probe works completely out-of-band, analyzing every IP packet on monitored NAS ports. Reporting hundreds of metrics every second, ProbeNAS enables the industry’s most accurate and comprehensive end-to-end performance monitoring. It helps IT organizations proactively find and resolve issues before end-users are affected, and it enables authoritative understanding, control and analytics-driven decision support for managing continual data center change and complexity.

“The challenges of NAS environments – like rogue clients and noisy neighbors – cause performance issues that stand-alone OEM tools can’t resolve,” said Len Rosenthal, chief marketing officer at Virtual Instruments. “When combined with our VirtualWisdom Applied Analytics, ProbeNAS gives storage engineers and operations teams the actionable insight they need to quickly identify underlying root causes, proactively avoid problems and maximize the utilization of their critical infrastructure assets.”

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 centers. The company’s solutions give IT teams deep workload visibility and actionable insights into their end-to-end systems across the hybrid data center. Virtual Instruments empowers companies to maximize the performance, availability and utilization 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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