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Virtual Instruments Enables $100 Million in Savings, IT Operational Efficiency for U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force, Virtual Instruments Collaboration Earns Department of Defense Value Engineering Award

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 8, 2015 – Virtual Instruments, provider of VirtualWisdom, the industry’s leading analytics platform for Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM), today announced that its work with the U.S. Air Force resulted in a fiscal year 2014 Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Award. Virtual Instruments leveraged its Critical Infrastructure Audit (CIA) service to help the U.S. Air Force identify inefficiencies and opportunities to improve system-wide operations and avoid forecasted costs, saving the department $100 million in long-term IT upgrade and infrastructure maintenance costs.

“Our approach to IPM, whether it’s our VirtualWisdom platform or advanced services, such as our CIA, is about cost and value optimization and turning data into authoritative insights to make better-informed business decisions,” said John W. Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments. “The U.S. Air Force’s IT infrastructure manages information and processes of the utmost importance, and its choice of Virtual Instruments is a testament to the value our IPM solutions and services deliver in optimizing critical infrastructure.”

Virtual Instruments’ commitment to analytics-based, end-to-end infrastructure visibility helps federal agency customers, such as the U.S. Air Force, maximize the value and use of existing assets to support strategic business decisions and eliminate unnecessary, costly upgrades and investments. The Virtual Instruments solution is a non-disruptive, agentless data collection, correlation and analysis platform. Once the data is analyzed, Virtual Instruments makes recommendations to improve the performance and availability of an organization’s environment. As IT administrators gain insights from the infrastructure, they’re better positioned to make informed decisions about improved configurations, workload management and any necessary upgrades.

“We initially looked at executing significant upgrades to the area processing center (APC) infrastructure that would’ve cost $100 million,” said Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer Krolikowski, the former Air Force Program Manager responsible for life-cycle management of APCs. “Obviously, we needed to look for other ways to achieve the same result, but at much less cost.”

For more information about the Virtual Instruments CIA process, or to learn more about the company’s award-winning VirtualWisdom IPM platform, visit

About Virtual Instruments

Virtual Instruments delivers the industry’s leading analytics platform for Infrastructure Performance Management. VirtualWisdom® empowers customers to deliver on the complex requirements of their application infrastructure. The platform provides insights into the performance and availability of the end-to-end system across physical, virtual and cloud environments. VirtualWisdom intelligently captures, correlates and analyzes an unmatched breadth and depth of data, transforming data into answers and actionable insights. This allows the promotion and guarantee of performance-based service-level agreements, changing the value of the infrastructure. With these insights, customers can take control of their environments, accurately inform collaborative dialogues and drive business outcomes. For more information, visit