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Companies >SPECIAL SECTION Most Promisin g “We have a very unique technology suite for helping customers understand reliability and availability issues.” -John Thompson, CEO > V I RT U A L I N S T R U M E N T S -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] Virtual Instruments Headquarters: San Jose, Calif. Employees: 170 Specialty: IT infrastructure optimization platforms -------------------------------------------------------------- Untapped Potential VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS OFFERS IT DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD PRODUCTS TO TEST THEIR SERVER AND STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURES. BY B R I A N SA LG A D O was isolated,” CEO John W. Thompson explains. “That visibility into a very opaque area of their business will become more important as we cloud-enable data centers around the world.” Virtual Instruments is one of the leading infrastructure performance and availability optimization solution providers, and its technology is installed in hundreds of the world’s largest data centers. Its award-winning VirtualWisdom infrastructure optimization solution provides real-time monitoring, measurement and analysis of physical, virtual and private cloud computing environments. The company says this is the only product that can non-intrusively improve the performance of virtualized applications in real time. Virtual Instruments was founded in June 2008 through a private equity spinout from Finisar Corp. With headquarters in San Jose, Calif., the company has a veteran senior management team at the helm and is funded by a group of experienced investors. The company’s products are available domestically and internationally at sales offices throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Virtual Instruments serves the financial services, retail, e-commerce, telecommunications, federal government, healthcare, manufacturing, and online trading and gaming industries. As businesses continue to take more of their operations into cyberspace, a glut of IT providers have filled up an already competitive industry. But few boast the expertise and worldwide reach of Virtual Instruments, which continues to grow throughout the world as potential customers realize it’s among a handful of firms that can cater to the most demanding IT environments. “We have a very unique combination of hardware and software that identifies IT infrastructure problems customers have had for years, but had no visibility of the nature of the problem or where it // Virtual Instruments’ technology is installed in hundreds of data centers worldwide. 198 MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM SPRING 2012 http://www.MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Management Today - Spring 2012

Management Today - Spring 2012
Millionaire Mega Toys
Power Words
Marketing Strategy
Wisdom Era
Mid-America Real Estate Group
The HT Group
Supply Chain
Carvajal Empaques
Graham Partners
Carley Foundry
Cotter Bros. Corp.
SMS Siemag
Allied Alloys
Albiasa Corp.
Columbus McKinnon
4 Guys Fire Trucks
Metalcraft of Mayville
MMIC Global
Tom James
US Pole Inc.
Kaivac Cleaning
Playworld Systems
Global Mergers
ADA Environmental Solutions
Kalahari Resorts
Genghis Grill
NewMark Merrill Companies
Rose Pest Solutions
Westgate Resorts
Marquis Alliance Energy Group
Ross Video
Daniels Electronics
Chatters Canada Ltd.
Metro Paper Industries
Special Section: Aviation
Honolulu International Airport
Edwards Jet Center
Greenpoint Technologies
Special Section: Peru Focus
Zip-Pak South America
La Viga S.A.
Special Section: Top Home Builders
Gehan Homes
Ole South Properties
The Warmington Group
Forino Corp.
Special Section: Most Promising Companies
Virtual Instruments
RGB Networks
Salient Federal Solutions
Ad Index
Last Look

Management Today - Spring 2012