By Len Rosenthal, CMO
Recently, the Virtual Instruments team made our way up from the South Bay to San Francisco to meet with some leading IT exectuives at Morton’s steakhouse, and over prime rib and classic cocktails we discussed some of the most pressing issues we’re hearing from our customers when it comes to their IT infrastructure.
Our CEO, Philippe Vincent, presented to seven executives from companies ranging from Oracle and Autodesk to Blue Shield and Bio-Rad. We received some great feedback on the importance of application-centric infrastructure performance monitoring and analytics to each organization, which in turn provided validation for our industry-leading solutions, VirtualWisdom and WorkloadWisdom.
Despite their differences, these companies were all experiencing similar issues when it came to their infrastructure and IT strategy: their teams and solutions were siloed; communication was limited and at times non-existent; there was a lack of proactivity when it came to preventing issues; and the resulting outages and slowdowns were significantly impacting customers. One executive described how thousands of developers – who were highly reliant on his infrastructure – were growing increasingly frustrated due to not having access to code repositories andtools that were critical to their productivity.
This forum reinforced the essential role that our partners, customers and peers play in guiding our vision and helping us achieve success for our entire global ecosystem. We’ve always placed a huge emphasis on the invaluable feedback our customers give us on our products, services and company strategy, and these executive forums are another way for us to hear about the biggest infrastructure challenges enterprises are facing today. We always appreciate the lively discussion, and the prime rib wasn’t too shabby, either…
You can expect to see us host more of these meetings in the future – in fact, we’re already planning a similar executive forum for September, and yet another one later this year in the U.K. Want to see where in the world we’ll be next? Check out the Virtual Instruments newsroom and events page for a calendar of events we’re attending, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in app-centric infrastructure performance monitoring.