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VI Monitors FC Traffic
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. -- Virtual Instruments, provider of the award-winning NetWisdom SAN (storage area network) optimization solution, today unveiled the Traffic Analysis Point (TAP) device. A core component of the NetWisdom Enterprise solution, the TAP device enables real-time Fibre Channel network transaction monitoring, analysis and diagnosis, which reduces the risk of storage-network downtime and enables infrastructure optimization.
- Offers a passive diagnostic layer for network maintenance activities that require data visibility without interrupting the network.
- Provides the necessary access points for monitoring equipment, detecting failures, and expanding the continuous monitoring solution.
- Monitors storage array ports, including ISLs.
- Enables a periodic SAN Health Check to optimize the storage infrastructure for maximum return on investment.
Mark Urdahl, Virtual Instruments Chief Executive Officer: IT administrators can find themselves in serious and expensive situations when the storage network experiences a problem or down time with limited visibility into the root-cause of the problem. Having Virtual Instruments TAP device is like having a window into your SAN traffic. It provides unprecedented access to SAN transactions so that performance and troubleshooting issues can be proactively identified and resolved, allowing our customers to realize tremendous cost savings.
Arun Taneja, Founder, Taneja Group: Tapping the SAN is a best practice that solves a problem I hear about frequently: the inability to get data off of the fabric, and as a result, inability to quickly resolve network issues in complex and virtualized environments. The unique value of the Virtual Instruments TAP device is the quality and depth of data it collects to help IT administrators manage their systems and make the services delivery cloud transparent. The analytical engines work across multi-vendor platforms without disrupting IT operations or network traffic. The result is increased visibility, a better managed SAN and improved ROI.
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