Virtual Instruments Finally Gets NAS-ty

Taneja Group Analysis


When Virtual Instruments merged in/acquired Load Dynamix recently, we thought good things were going to happen.  VI could now offer its users a full performance management “loop” of monitoring and testing in a common suite. Apparently VI’s clientele agreed because they’ve just finished out a stellar first half of year financially. Now, to sweeten the offer even more, VI is broadening its traditionally Fibre Channel/block focused monitoring (historically rooted in their original FC SAN probes) to fully encompass NAS monitoring too.

Now the load testing suite has long supported file and object, but this is a big extenstion for the VirtualWisdom monitoring solution.  ProbeNAS can now help storage pros dive into NFSv3 stats and NAS performance, flows, breakdowns by client and/or server, correlations to events and trends across metrics – all in the same rich depth that they already offered for FC monitoring.

By a simple estimate of storage footprint, this enlarges VI’s market by half again.  But we think it makes VI’s actual prospects grow by far more than 50% as many more prospects with both block and file solutions (which is most companies) are going to see VirtualWisdom as a standard requirement for storage management across the enterprise.  Which should mean continuing good news for VI in the second half of the year.

Read the full press release here.

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