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Virtual Instruments introduced the next generation of VirtualWisdom, a comprehensive full-stack, real-time, hybrid IT Infrastructure Management Platform.

By visualising the infrastructure in the context of the application, VirtualWisdom 6.0 enables organisations to proactively gain full control over the performance and availability of the applications across their modern hybrid data centres. In doing so, VirtualWisdom delivers improved control, greater business agility and reduced costs.

Furthermore, it brings an end to the costly, unproductive and antiquated “IT war rooms” typically created to resolve critical application slowdowns and outages.

VirtualWisdom is an app-centric infrastructure management is an agentless IT infrastructure monitoring and AIOps platform spanning from the on-premise data center to the public cloud. Initially based on a physical appliance, now has different deployment options to support different type of topologies and clouds.

The strength of the VirtualWisdom real-time monitoring and AIOps platform is in its deep data collections, correlation across all infrastructure components, and it’s AI-based analytics – all presented in customizable dashboards within the context of the application.

Used by IT leaders across every industry, VirtualWisdom ensures the performance, health and utilization of the complex hybrid infrastructure that supports your most critical applications.

The breakthrough new release of VirtualWisdom eliminates these obstacles by holistically monitoring, analysing and optimising the health, utilisation, capacity and performance of IT infrastructure within the context of the application. VirtualWisdom discovers and maps applications to the infrastructure to understand where each application lives and how it behaves on top of the infrastructure, in addition to discerning the business value and SLA tier of each application. Once this end-to-end visibility is established, VirtualWisdom then applies real-time, AI-based analytics that include machine learning, statistical analysis, heuristics and expert systems, allowing enterprises to ensure the performance and availability of the mission-critical applications across their highly complex hybrid data centres.

By leveraging Virtual Instruments’ highly scalable wire and machine data instrumentation and app-centric analytics, the new VirtualWisdom6 platform delivers four key capabilities: Application Service Assurance; Predictive Capacity Management; Workload Infrastructure Balancing; and Problem Resolution and Avoidance. These complementary capabilities enable organisations to proactively identify and resolve infrastructure-related performance, capacity and utilisation issues that are impacting business-critical applications, which removes the need for costly reactive firefighting that is the hallmark of traditional IT war rooms.

Key features of the new version of VirtualWisdom include:

  • Updated dashboards that now integrate Proactive Analytics, with new visualisations and configuration data that:
    • Identify workload balancing opportunities and display the recommendations directly on any dashboard
    • Deliver new inventory status charts to provide “at-a-glance” control of deployed infrastructure configuration
    • Provide the ability to annotate dashboards with embedded images and text through the new Freeform card
  • Enhancements to Trend Matcher, the industry’s leading AI-based cross-silo correlation analytic. The AI-based correlation is now app-centric and topology-aware, which overlays correlation directly onto the topology map – making it easier to understand the impact of infrastructure issues across all silos
  • Application-centric Topology enables easy understanding of the complete the end-to-end path of applications from compute to data storage
  • Correlation of native application and infrastructure discovery with Dynatrace, in addition to existing correlation with AppDynamics, ServiceNOW, VMWare vApps, Netflow and host discovery
  • New ability to rapidly correlate the impacts of end-user response time to infrastructure performance through enhanced event integration with AppDynamics
  • New Operating System Integration provides agentless collection of OS level metrics from either Linux or Windows hosts across cloud, virtual, and physical instances
  • Operating System Integration support for Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft’s Azure cloud platforms
  • New iSCSI wire data monitoring support in the NAS Performance Probe, which complements existing NFS and SMB monitoring capabilities
  • New Storage integrations to monitor the health, performance and capacity of Dell/EMC’s VMAX/PowerMAX and IBM’s SVC, including the abilities to balance workloads and reclaim capacity
  • New Predictive Capacity Management, which helps an enterprise optimise its infrastructure capacity; identify capacity exhaustion risks; and proactively recover unused capacity by:
    • Predicting and optimising infrastructure capacity
    • Planning and optimising the deployment of new infrastructure
    • Monitoring and forecasting capacity consumption rates
    • Helping avoid capacity exhaustion

VirtualWisdom 6.0 is available on October 31, 2018 and has been be showcased and available for demo at the NetApp Insight conference, taking place in Las Vegas from October 22-24.

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