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Virtual Instruments’ VirtualWisdom Named 2018 Storage Management Product of the Year by Storage Magazine and SearchStorage

VirtualWisdom 5.6 receives Gold Award for offering increased automation and end-to-end visibility into storage infrastructure

San Jose, Calif., February 19, 2019 – Virtual Instruments, the leader in hybrid infrastructure management, announced today that VirtualWisdom 5.6 has been named Product of the Year in the storage management tools category of Storage magazine/SearchStorage’s 2018 Products of the Year Awards. This is the second time the company’s hybrid infrastructure management and AIOps platform has been awarded Gold in this prestigious awards program.

Storage Magazine Product of the Year 2018Storage magazine and SearchStorage invited data storage product companies to nominate new or enhanced products for the 17th edition of the awards program. Products could be entered in five categories: backup and disaster recovery hardware; backup and disaster recovery software and services; software-defined and cloud storage; storage arrays; and storage management tools. Products were judged by a panel of analysts, consultants, and Storage magazine and SearchStorage editors. Products were rated based on innovation, performance, ease of integration into environment, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.

The VirtualWisdom platform holistically monitors, analyzes and optimizes the performance, utilization and health of networked storage infrastructure within the context of the application. Through this app-centric approach, VirtualWisdom enables organizations to proactively gain full control over the performance and availability of the applications across their modern hybrid data centers. In doing so, VirtualWisdom delivers improved control, greater business agility and reduced infrastructure costs.

VirtualWisdom 5.6 offers integrations with Cisco SAN Telemetry Streaming and AppDynamics’ application performance monitoring platform. In addition, the solution discovers and maps applications to the infrastructure to understand where each application lives – and how it behaves – on the infrastructure.

One of the judges commented that the automation and machine learning features included in VirtualWisdom 5.6 make the “usual black box” of storage fabrics “completely transparent end-to-end,” while adding, “it provides simplified troubleshooting and root cause analysis and actionable insights into sticky network problems.” Another judge touted how Virtual Instruments offers “a rock-solid way to collect info on storage infrastructure and the workloads that are using it.”

“VirtualWisdom is the only real-time hybrid infrastructure management platform that monitors every transaction at a sub-second level,” said Len Rosenthal, chief marketing officer at Virtual Instruments. “By maintaining our vendor independence, VirtualWisdom is able to automatically ingest data from all leading virtualization, server, network and storage components and integrate with all leading data center management platforms.  VirtualWisdom provides the essential infrastructure visibility and control that enterprises demand to ensure application performance and availability.”

A full list of the best enterprise storage products of 2018 can be found on SearchStorage. To learn more about Virtual Instruments’ VirtualWisdom platform, please visit:

About Virtual Instruments

Virtual Instruments is the leader in application-centric hybrid infrastructure management. It provides comprehensive infrastructure instrumentation and performance 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 the hybrid data center. Virtual Instruments empowers companies to maximize the performance, availability and utilization of their production IT infrastructure from the data center to the cloud. The privately held company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit

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