By Len Rosenthal, CMO
2016 has been a year of incredible transition and growth for Virtual Instruments, and today, we announced our acquisition of Xangati, a hybrid cloud and virtualization performance management company. Xangati founder Jagan Jagannathan is now chief innovation officer of Virtual Instruments, and he’ll help lead our shared team toward its mission to make applications and infrastructure perform better together.
Virtual Instruments now serves nearly 500 customers, including enterprise IT, cloud service providers and storage vendors, in all major industries: retail, banking and finance, manufacturing, and more. At our recent Customer Advisory Board sessions, which we hold throughout the year, we talked about the fast-moving pace of change and integration. As more data and workloads traverse the wide range of infrastructure technologies available today, our customers must continually adapt and transform, without impacting performance or introducing unnecessary risks that can disrupt business. The more visibility we can provide into their workloads, the easier it is for our customers to transform and enhance their data centers.
Our acquisition of Xangati will let us offer customers an application-centric infrastructure performance management and analytics solution using a single pane of glass. This solves the problem that so many companies face: a fragmented and reactive approach to monitoring and management that is domain-specific. In addition, most solutions are focused on data collection and visualization, and they don’t provide actionable insights or outcomes.
The core disciplines of Virtual Instruments, Load DynamiX (with which we merged in March) and Xangati bring together the most comprehensive, end-to-end solution for managing complex hybrid data centers. We are offering an intelligent, cross-domain solution that measures and contextualizes application topology and behavior in real time. These capabilities are in addition to our ability to provide comprehensive infrastructure instrumentation and workload analytics for enterprise data centers.
Torsten Volk, managing research director at industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), said this about our acquisition of Xangati:
“EMA Research shows that over 90 percent of enterprises are unable to predict or reliably monitor application performance within today’s complex hybrid infrastructure environments. Virtual Instruments has been a leader in application-centric storage infrastructure monitoring and performance analysis for many years and with the acquisition of Xangati, the company now owns all the critical parts to offer a single solution for proactive virtualization, server, network, storage and cloud performance management.”
The Xangati acquisition marks the close of a year of expansion and growth, for Virtual Instruments, during which we have performed well across all major business metrics. This year, we have also expanded our leadership team to include industry veterans Ray Villeneuve, our new president, and Lisa Alger, our new senior vice president of engineering. As 2016 draws to a close, we look forward to providing greater value to our customers and partners in the days ahead.