New online community will help IT professionals make more cost-effective storage deployment decisions
Las Vegas – May 2, 2016 – Virtual Instruments, the leader in infrastructure performance analytics, today launched the beta version of WorkloadCentral, a free storage workload analysis service and community designed to help IT teams better understand how their application workloads interact with the underlying storage infrastructure. The first of its kind, WorkloadCentral offers critical insight into application workload performance profiles to help storage professionals understand, benchmark and analyze their existing storage infrastructure to ensure performance and make better deployment decisions.
WorkloadCentral is a free cloud-based community that offers access to an extensive library of cross-industry workloads and models for both IT end users and storage vendors. The service provides baseline models for sizing new storage deployments and what-if analysis based on production workload data. IT architects and engineers benefit by making better product and technology evaluations, optimizing configurations, validating changes and accelerating problem resolution.
Registered WorkloadCentral users can import workload metadata from their storage arrays, instantly begin analyzing production workload data, and build and share workload models across a global community within the Workload Library. These models can then be used, with Load DynamiX Enterprise, to simulate how production application workloads will perform across storage protocols, technologies, vendors and configurations. Because it’s metadata, no actual customer data is ever shared. In addition, users can browse documentation, educational materials and videos in WorkloadCentral to better understand how to utilize workload analysis and modeling.
“WorkloadCentral will benefit both IT managers and storage vendors, with insights that are rooted in facts versus industry generalizations. By letting users build and grow the community, Virtual Instruments offers an opportunity for companies, vendors and service providers to crowdsource and validate production workloads, saving everyone time, money and resources across the storage deployment lifecycle,” said, Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst, Taneja Group.
Fresh off the recent merger of Virtual Instruments and Load DynamiX, and coupled with the recent product enhancements to VirtualWisdom4.4, the company is committed to providing comprehensive end-to-end infrastructure performance analytics. Based on Load DynamiX Enterprise, WorkloadCentral will set the industry standard for simplified workload analysis.
“WorkloadCentral gives IT architects access to the blueprints, tools and analytics needed to become true workload experts,” said Tim Van Ash, senior vice president of products at Virtual Instruments. “As the community grows, vendors, customers and channel partners alike can understand workloads at a deeper level and make data-driven decisions that will align storage deployments to workload performance requirements.”
During the EMC World Conference in Las Vegas, the company will share demos of WorkloadCentral, Load DynamiX Enterprise and VirtualWisdom4.4. Chief Technology Officer John Gentry will also lead a breakout presentation called, “Eliminate Risky Business in Storage Transformation” on Tuesday, May 3 at 8:30 a.m. PT. The session will explore how large IT organizations make more informed decisions about technology purchases based on testing in real-world scenarios. Gentry will also discuss how IT can drive higher levels of utilization and performance by deploying real-time infrastructure monitoring.
For a demonstration of the WorkloadCentral beta, visit Virtual Instruments in booth #931 at EMC World from May 2-4 in Las Vegas, or visit workloadcentral.com to experience the free storage workload analysis service and community.
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.