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Virtual Instruments and Panduit Provide Holistic Performance Monitoring Capabilities for EMC VSPEX for End User Computing with XtremeIO Proven Infrastructure

Proven Infrastructure Enhances Performance & Availability of Mission-Critical Workloads

November 12, 2014, Tinley Park, IL

Virtual Instruments, a provider of infrastructure performance management (IPM) solutions and Panduit, a provider of Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions, today announced a new solution for EMC® VSPEX® for End User Computing with XtremIO™ proven infrastructure. The technology integration delivers a proven approach to deploying converged infrastructure with embedded performance monitoring across all systems and environments. This enhanced solution will provide EMC customers and partners with comprehensive visibility and definitive insight into their infrastructures' functions and operations across all virtualized and cloud environments.

The EMC VSPEX for End User Computing with XtremIO architecture is targeted at the most demanding application I/O requirements for end user computing where transaction level performance is required. Through collaboration with Virtual Instruments’ VirtualWisdom infrastructure performance management (IPM) and Panduit tapped fiber cassettes, the new XtremIO offering gives users the ability to collect, monitor, and analyze granular real-time data at the storage protocol layer through to the virtualization layer. This solution enables customers to optimize EMC VSPEX with XtremIO deployments to ensure increased application performance and availability, and highly efficient hardware utilization.

Pete Eggimann, Director, VSPEX Ecosystem program at EMC, said, "We continue to deliver on our promise to give customers best-in-class technology that allows for faster deployments, greater efficiency, and lower risk deploying VSPEX architectures. In collaboration with Panduit and Virtual Instruments, VSPEX with XtremIO deployments combine industry-leading compute, network, and virtualization technologies with real-time performance and diagnostic monitoring capabilities to ensure predictable performance levels of the most demanding and critical end user computing workloads."

Virtual Instruments and Panduit created the EMC VSPEX with XtremIO integrated offering to help streamline platform configurations for quick and consistent deployments of virtualized desktop infrastructure and applications.

Panduit provides the cabling infrastructure, including QuickNet™ Tapped Fiber Cassettes, which enables Virtual Instruments to integrate the additional layer of intelligence and infrastructure performance management technology into the EMC VSPEX with XtremIO architecture. Such deployments will enable EMC partners to provide customers with expanded services and support for mission-critical workloads.

"We are excited to deepen our partnership with EMC and Virtual Instruments to provide our ecosystem partners with the ability to proactively deliver physical layer monitoring capabilities to their customers to help optimize infrastructure performance," said Jeff Paliga, Director, Data Center Solutions, Panduit.

With the explosion of virtualized applications across software defined data centers, enterprises are beginning to proactively instrument performance management capabilities at time of deployment. This reference architecture enables customers to deliver embedded performance management capabilities to identify and fix any performance degradation in real-time.

"EMC continues to lead the industry with reference architectures that provide customers with a simple, yet flexible, platform that can easily be configured based on the performance characteristics of the application. The joint EMC with VSPEX architecture reduces the complexity and risk that typically come with virtualizing IO-intensive workloads by building in tools to increase performance and availability," said Jason Cowie, Strategic Alliances Director, Virtual Instruments.

EMC delivery partner World Wide Technology (WWT) is the first to offer this embedded performance management architecture to optimize EMC VSPEX flash workloads, as well as to give customers a highly available converged platform that provides built-in performance and monitoring diagnostic capabilities." Scott Miller, director of data center at WWT, said, "The collaboration between Panduit, EMC, and Virtual Instruments lets us demonstrate high-performance compute and, at the same time, adds system-wide insight for mission-critical workloads within our advanced technology center. This joint integration is a widely applicable and highly valuable addition to an already best-in-class EMC VSPEX with XtremIO proven infrastructure."

About Virtual Instruments
Virtual Instruments is the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management, delivering solutions that help customers ensure their applications and infrastructure perform better together. The VirtualWisdom platform provides comprehensive visibility into the performance, health and utilization of the IT infrastructure empowering customers to guarantee the performance of their mission-critical applications across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. With Virtual Instruments’ solutions customers can stop reactive troubleshooting, start managing performance and achieve cost optimization. The company was founded in June 2008 with headquarters in San Jose, Calif. and sales and engineering offices throughout the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Virtual Instruments can be found online at

About Panduit
Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that connect, manage and automate the physical infrastructure. Panduit Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions help customers integrate core business systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Our robust partner ecosystem, global staff, and unmatched service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner (