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Storage and network prodder Virtual Instruments climbs up stack to apps

Virtual Instruments has said it is getting more application-centric with its v5.4 release of VirtualWisdom, its infrastructure performance monitoring and analytics platform, which builds on its Xangati acquisition. The theory is sound, with the basic real-time monitoring of IT infrastructure components being connected to the …
Chris Mellor, 5 Dec 2017

A week in WANdisco, Toshiba 'n' pals, plus storage-iest bits of Microsoft and mates

Another week has passed by, and yet another torrent of storage news streams towards us, running the gamut from spin-transfer torque magneto-resistive RAM to data streaming and a Maltese Smart Island hub. Acronis This backup and blockchain-focused data protection company is opening a new European Technology Hub in the …
Chris Mellor, 23 Oct 2017

The good kind of data sharing: Reg empties its storage news warehouse

Here's a storage news item garage sale. Come on in and check out our array of goodies; there's something for everyone. Acronis and Files Connect The vendor says its new release of Files Connect gives Mac users instant access to all available file shares and DFS resources plus with a lightning fast search functionality …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jun 2017

Virtual Instruments gobbles up Xangati in cash-free deal

Storage workload and network testing company Virtual Instruments has bought Xangati and its hybrid cloud and virtualisation performance management technology. Back in March Load Dynamix and Virtual Instruments merged, taking the Virtual Instruments name and receiving $20m in funding from Load Dynamix investors. Some 26 …
Chris Mellor, 17 Nov 2016
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Free Workload Central

Storagebod Load Dynamix and Virtual Instruments have launched a free modelling tool. Register columnist Storagebod writes: As the role of the storage admin changes, the toolset will change and we will need new tools that assist us. Modelling tools that enable us to work with our workloads are generally very expensive and often have …
StorageBod, 4 May 2016

Load DynamiX ties knot with Virtual Instruments

Load DynamiX, a storage workload monitoring and simulating company, and Virtual Instruments, a Fibre Channel/Ethernet tapper and monitoring business, are merging after the tapper ran out of meaningful growth room. The merged entity will be called Virtual Instruments (VI), and Load DynamiX (LDX) CEO Philippe Vincent will be its …
Chris Mellor, 29 Mar 2016

The Hausman interview: CloudPhysics' analytics strategy revealed

Harmsel biz blog CloudPhysics uses Big Data analytics techniques to look into virtualised infrastructures and improve data centre operations. It operates with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and offers predictive analytics. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jeff Hausman of CloudPhysics, who took over the CEO role from founder John …
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Noticed a sudden explosion of analytics firms? So has Microsoft's chairman

One of a series of interviews by Willem ter Harmsel with tech leaders. I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Thompson, newly appointed chairman of the board at Microsoft. After a long career at IBM where he held various executive positions, Thompson became CEO at Symantec, which he helped build into a $6bn company …
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OK Virtual Instruments, you've made a thing. Must you fill our ears with PR gobbledegook?

Virtual Instruments has launched an "entity-centric solution" amid an unparalleled display of marketing verbiage. The product is called VirtualWisdom, version 4.0. It's basically a network fabric sniffer with analysis smarts to help get networks working better. Originally it did Fibre Channel and then FCoE, but is branching …
Chris Mellor, 30 Apr 2014
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Virtual Instruments plans probe 'n' sniff tools for Ethernet networks

Fibre Channel networking probester Virtual Instruments is going to expand into Ethernet-based file network probing and analysis, according to the 451 analysis group. The analysts also reckon an IPO is coming but said that Ethernet switching speed freak Arista is set on entering Ethernet network analysis too, giving VI real …
Chris Mellor, 19 Feb 2013
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Emulex moves to snap up network-monitoring Endace

Storage networking and Ethernet vendor Emulex is making a bid for Endace, a New Zealand-based network monitoring company. The bid is worth $130 million cash, or 500 pence/share and, Reuters reports is 65 per cent higher than Endace's London Stock Exchange closing price on December 4. Emulex, facing a low- or no-growth Fibre …
Chris Mellor, 7 Dec 2012
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This is Frankfurt calling: Scattered outbreaks of hot crunchiness

SNW Europe This is the second installment of El Reg's coverage of StorageNetworkWorld Europe, aka Powering The Cloud, bringing you another smorgasbord of storage goodness from the biggest storage show in the old coutries. Some of it's hot, and some is even crunchy... so dip in. BridgeSTOR and DDFS BridgeSTOR CEO John Matze told us more …
Chris Mellor, 9 Nov 2012

Virtual Instruments gets physical SAN Performance Probe

Here's a rich mine for innuendo lovers: fancy a well-engineered Virtual Instruments probe? SAN fabric hardware tester Virtual Instruments has developed its own Fibre Channel probe designed for administrators instead of Fibre Channel engineers. It could even lead to lower prices. Virtual Instruments was spun out from Finisar's …
Chris Mellor, 30 Nov 2011
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VI and Brocade in SAN-monitoring DEATH MATCH!

Virtual Instruments' former partner Brocade is "trying to put VI out of business" VI's marketing VP Len Rosenthal says, as a private disagreement becomes a messy and public dispute. Brocade's CEO Michael Klayko received an emailed rebuke from VI CEO John Thompson, who said Brocade should not be "working to stall or cripple …
Chris Mellor, 25 Oct 2011

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