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Analyst note: Storage Switzerland’s take on the Virtual Instruments acquisition of Xangati

By Len Rosenthal, CMO

Storage Switzerland’s George Crump recently wrote an analyst note about our Xangati acquisition, titled “Real-time Performance Analysis for the Hybrid Data Center.” He spoke with us about what today’s modern corporate IT teams need to manage their hybrid infrastructures.

The Storage Switzerland note breaks down the APM and IPM market silos, and discusses the critical approach companies need to have highly available infrastructures that are as malleable and dynamic as the applications they support. Customers are hungry for it. The market demands it. No one has done it. Until now.

George Crump writes:

“With the acquisition of Xangati, VI now has the ability to perform its analysis deeper into the application layer, the IP network layer, and the public cloud and to do so in real-time. Over time VI will integrate these capabilities into the entire product offering creating a predictive, end-to-end hybrid data center performance management solution.”

Key points in the brief include:

  • The problem with fragmented, vendor-specific monitoring tools and the dynamic data center environments they cannot support;
  • Why first you must understand the workload before you can diagnose and fix it;
  • The synergies between Virtual Instruments and Xangati, and how our approach will bridge application and infrastructure environments; and
  • How a unified approach will enable enterprises to lower their capex spend because they are no longer chasing performance success using costly overprovisioning approaches.

Virtual Instruments acquired Xangati with the goal to deliver a real-time application-centric infrastructure performance monitoring and analytics platform that spans physical, virtual and cloud environments. We will bridge the gap between application performance monitoring (APM) tools and individual device-specific monitoring products.

Read our FAQ to learn more about our plans for 2017 to make applications and infrastructure perform better together.