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SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop, produced by UBM Tech, today previews news from more than 60 exhibitors who will make announcements at Interop Las Vegas, happening next week, May 6-10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. As the premier event for IT professionals, Interop serves as a launch pad for the most innovative technologies in business IT. For more information, visit www.interop.com/lasvegas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130429/SF03433LOGO) "Interop continues to be a must-attend event for IT decision makers to discover new technologies and ideas that can increase productivity in the enterprise," said Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager. "We're excited to be a choice platform for news, presenting attendees a first-hand look at the latest advancements. Our exhibitors and sponsors exemplify the industry's rapid developme... (more)

Monitoring the SAN shine with Virtual Instruments

It was about three months ago that one of my friends had informed me he was leaving HDS to join a company named Virtual Instruments. ‘Virtual Instruments?’ I asked myself, trying to fathom if I’d have heard of them before only to realize that I had once seen a write up on their SAN monitoring solution, which was then termed NetWisdom. I was then inadvertently asked to mention Virtual Instruments in one of my blogs - nice try pal but I had made it clear several times before to vendors requesting the same that I didn’t want my blog to become an advertising platform. Despite this though I was still intrigued by what could have persuaded someone to leave a genuinely stable position at HDS to a company I hadn’t really had much exposure to myself. Fast forward a few months, several whitepapers and numerous discussions and I find myself writing a blog about the very sai... (more)

Canonical: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS the cloud platform of choice

Canonical today announces Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be released on 17th April 2014, bringing a new level of reliability, performance and interoperability to cloud and scale out environments with support and maintenance for five years. “Ubuntu is the primary platform for cloud - public, private or hybrid. In this release, our third LTS with deep roots in cloud, we raise the bar for efficiency and orchestration at scale. That’s why businesses are adopting Ubuntu as they move to the cloud computing era,” says Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical. Global enterprises including AT&T, Bharti, Bouygues Telecom, British Telecom, China Telecom, China Unicom, Cogent Communications, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, Korea Telecom, NEC, NTT, Numergy, Orange France, Time Warner Cable, Turk Telecom, Verizon and Yandex, as well as leading web scale services such as Netflix, In... (more)

Virtual Instruments Inks Purchase Agreement With Hitachi Data Systems for VirtualWisdom(TM) SAN and Virtual Infrastructure Optimization Solutions

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/15/10 -- Virtual Instruments, a leader in storage area network (SAN) and virtual infrastructure optimization solutions, today announced an limited purchase agreement for Hitachi Data Systems to resell Virtual Instruments NetWisdom and VirtualWisdom for deployment with its storage solutions. The agreement complements Hitachi Data Systems comprehensive software and hardware storage solutions with the award-winning performance monitoring and optimization solutions from Virtual Instruments. Typical corporate data storage continues to grow about 50 percent per year, making SAN instrumentation and monitoring solutions increasingly critical, especially at a time when constrained budgets mean fewer resources are being allotted to manage the SAN. Virtual Instruments' suite of products, including NetWisdom and VirtualWisdom and service... (more)

Hot Tech Firms at the 2012 DoDIIS Conference

The Exhibitor List for the 2012 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference is up at http://www.ncsi.com/dodiis12/exhibitor_list.html Many of the firms there are technology firms, which is why this is one of the great events of the year. The text below is based on the current exhibitor list.  This event is getting HUGE which makes it very hard to spend more than about a second with all the vendors. Everyone seeks ways to focus on the vendors that are most relevant and have the most disruptive technologies. I am frequently asked for suggestions on which firms to visit and am working on my personal list of recommendations.  But we are also preparing a survey so we can solicit your views and will be rolling that out in a day or so. The survey will ask you to nominate what you believe to be the most significant technologies, the ones that people absolutely “must see” at the event. We ... (more)

Virtual Instruments' Wisdom Provides Essential SAN Insight

It was about three months ago that one of my friends had informed me he was leaving HDS to join a company named Virtual Instruments. ‘Virtual Instruments?’ I asked myself, trying to fathom if I’d have heard of them before only to realize that I had once seen a write up on their SAN monitoring solution, which was then termed NetWisdom. I was then inadvertently asked to mention Virtual Instruments in one of my blogs - nice try pal but I had made it clear several times before to vendors requesting the same that I didn’t want my blog to become an advertising platform. Despite this though I was still intrigued by what could have persuaded someone to leave a genuinely stable position at HDS to a company I hadn’t really had much exposure to myself. Fast forward a few months, several whitepapers and numerous discussions and I find myself writing a blog about the very said... (more)

The NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2014 - 2020

DUBLIN, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cqfmcx/the_nfv_sdn_and) have announced the addition of Signals and Systems Telecom's new report "The NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2014 - 2020" to their offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Global wireless CapEx is on the rise, as operators deploy LTE and Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) infrastructure, amid growing demands for high-speed mobile broadband connectivity.  By eliminating reliance on expensive proprietary hardware platforms, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) promise to reduce the CapEx burden on wireless carriers. In addition, both technologies can significantly slash OpEx due to a reduction in physical space, labor and power consumption. Driven by th... (more)

The NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2014 - 2020

DUBLIN, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cqfmcx/the_nfv_sdn_and) have announced the addition of Signals and Systems Telecom's new report "The NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2014 - 2020" to their offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Global wireless CapEx is on the rise, as operators deploy LTE and Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) infrastructure, amid growing demands for high-speed mobile broadband connectivity.  By eliminating reliance on expensive proprietary hardware platforms, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) promise to reduce the CapEx burden on wireless carriers. In addition, both technologies can significantly slash OpEx due to a reduction in physical space, labor and power consumption. Driven by th... (more)

The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Bible: 2014 - 2020

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Bible: 2014 - 2020 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01853479/The-SDN-NFV--Network-Virtualization-Bible-2014---2020.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Telecommunication_Services While the benefits of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network virtualization are well known in the enterprise IT and data center world, both technologies also bring a hosts of benefits to the telecommunications service provider/carrier community. Not only can SDN and network virtualization help address the explosive capacity demand of mobile traffic, but they can also reduce the CapEx and OpEx burden faced by service providers to handle this demand by diminishing reliance on expensive proprietary hardware plat... (more)

Virtual Instruments Introduces Bo Barker, VP Services

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/10 -- Virtual Instruments, a leader in SAN and virtual infrastructure optimization, today announced that Bo Barker, a 22-year industry veteran, has joined the Company as vice president of services. Barker, after spending nine years at EMC in multiple services leadership positions, will lead the Virtual Instruments professional services and post-sales customer support organizations. In his role, he will focus on providing superior customer satisfaction and accelerating the successful deployment of Virtual Instruments award-winning NetWisdom and VirtualWisdom products. "As we talk to our customers and learn more about their challenges, we are developing new products and services to address their needs," said Mark Urdahl, chief executive officer, Virtual Instruments. "Our goal is to ensure that every Virtual Instruments custo... (more)

Virtual Instruments Introduces Traffic Analysis Point (TAP) SAN Monitoring Device

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/11/08 -- 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 down time and enables infrastructure optimization. News Highlights -- The TAP device is a new appliance designed by Virtual Instruments and optimized for the NetWisdom Enterprise storage-area-network monitoring solution, which provides the application-to-SAN transaction performance data storage administrators need to manage their Fibre Channel switched networks. -- Enterprise customers like Barclay's Card Services, Kaiser Permanente and McKesson Corp. inc... (more)