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Virtual Instruments partners with GCH to offer storage performance analytics solutions to mid-market customers in the UK

Workload Analysis & Modeling suite now available to broader IT market

London, UK — 10 August, 2016 — Virtual Instruments, the leader in infrastructure performance analytics, today announced its partnership with GCH Test & Computer Services, the information technology tools and services specialist. This relationship will enable organisations with under 500TB of storage to benefit from the unique analytics and performance insights enabled by Virtual Instruments.   Mid-market customers can now more easily access the Virtual Instruments Load DynamiX Enterprise platform to enable more intelligent storage acquisition and deployment decisions by working directly with GCH.

Acting as a service provider, GCH will bring the capabilities of Virtual Instruments’ Load DynamiX Enterprise solution within the financial reach of these end users, enabling them to access the industry’s premier workload analysis, modeling and load generation platform. GCH’s mid-sized customers will be able to better plan their IT initiatives and align IT infrastructures with business needs. Through utilisation of the Load DynamiX Enterprise platform, customers will be able to meet the most demanding of storage infrastructure performance testing and validation requirements to deliver a level of insight into system behaviour not previously capable.

Well positioned for this product and service offering, UK-based GCH has been supplying and supporting customers for over 20 years with a long-standing client base of small and mid-sized independent companies, as well as renowned storage vendors such as IBM, HPE and HDS.  GCH works with companies in the aerospace and defence industries as well as multinational financial institutions such as Lloyds, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and other large organisations such as FORD, Morrisons, BAE Systems and British Telecom.

“GCH has a wealth of experience and local market knowledge when it comes to storage infrastructure services, analysis and performance validation, in addition to an excellent reputation for comprehensive customer support, training and customised solutions,” said Kalen Kimm, VP, Strategic Alliances at Virtual Instruments. “This partnership is another important step in our bid to extend the value of Virtual Instruments’ solutions beyond large enterprises to a much wider community.”

The news around this relationship follows the recent launch of WorkloadCentral, a free cloud-based workload profiling and analytics platform enabling workload creation, analysis and sharing among an open community of users. This is Virtual Instruments’ first free-of-charge offering, marking an initial step in the organisation’s vision to empower workload analysis and workload sharing at a community level.

About GCH Services

GCH offer unique analytic and consultancy services as well as supplying specialist leading edge analysis, test and performance tools for SAN, LAN & WAN technologies. Our expertise with these tools enable us to provide SAN Health Check Services that are unrivalled within the storage industry. GCH provide leading networking products from WAN Acceleration, Network Analysis to Storage Optimisation solutions.

About Virtual Instruments

Virtual Instruments is the leader in infrastructure performance analytics and provides comprehensive infrastructure instrumentation and workload 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 cloud, virtual and physical environments. Virtual Instruments empowers companies to more easily evaluate and transition to new storage architectures and maximize the performance, availability and utilization of their production IT infrastructure. Recently merged with Load DynamiX, Virtual Instruments has nearly 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 http://www.virtualinstruments.com.

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