Virtual Instruments Updates Storage-Performance Monitoring Tool

The new WorkloadWisdom provides administrators with a scalable high-performance platform for storage workload modeling, testing, validation and performance analysis.

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Infrastructure performance management software maker Virtual Instruments on Feb. 20 launched an enhanced and rebranded version of its Load DynamiX Enterprise storage-performance validation solution, calling it WorkloadWisdom.

The company said that the new package is more tightly integrated with VirtualWisdom, its frontline app-centric infrastructure performance monitoring and analytics platform.

The new WorkloadWisdom provides administrators with a scalable high-performance platform for storage workload modeling, testing, validation and performance analysis from production-to-the-lab. The company claims it delivers improvement in results reporting over the previous version, particularly for larger scale test environments.

The toolset completes the production-to-the-lab solution for automated workload analysis and temporal modeling for all Tier 1 storage technologies by adding coverage for SMB (Server Message Block protocol) and complementing existing capabilities for NFS (network file systems), Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity.

The WorkloadWisdom 6.0 release features new capabilities in three key areas: high-speed fabrics support, scale-out/cloud NAS (network-attached storage) testing, and VirtualWisdom integration. These are enabled by the toolset’s storage vendor-agnostic architecture, which is designed to analyze and perform “what-if” analysis across production workloads, validate storage systems with true production workloads, and forecast future performance capacity, the company said.

WorkloadWisdom 6.0 will become available in late February. For more information, go here.

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