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“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 www.virtualinstruments.com Headquarters: San Jose, Calif. Employees: 170 Specialty: IT infrastructure optimization platforms --------------------------------------------------------------
VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS OFFERS IT DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD PRODUCTS TO TEST THEIR SERVER AND STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURES.
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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.
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