Virtual Instruments positioned in the Visionares quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software

Virtual Instruments Recognised Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

London, UK, (PresseBox) - Virtual Instruments, a leading provider of virtual infrastructure optimisation solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software"1.

"IT organisations are increasingly concerned about ensuring the performance and availability of their mission-critical applications as they move them to virtualised environments, and Virtual Instruments plays a key role in helping to eliminate those risks," said John W. Thompson, CEO at Virtual Instruments. "Our positioning in the "Visionaries" quadrant by Gartner, in our first year of inclusion, is confirmation of the critical infrastructure optimisation capabilities that we provide to our customers and the industry."

Virtual Instruments provides the VirtualWisdom SAN and virtual infrastructure optimisation solution - a storage- and network-hardware-independent platform that provides real-time monitoring and analysis of physical, virtual and private cloud computing environments to optimise performance, utilisation and availability.

The evaluation for the report was based on vendors' completeness of vision, including market understanding, product strategy, business model, and innovation, among other criteria. The Magic Quadrant also assesses a company's ability to execute, which includes market responsiveness, overall viability and customer experience.

1 Gartner "Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software" by Valdis Filks and Gene Ruth. [March 27, 2012].

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Virtual Instruments Corporate

Virtual Instruments ensures the performance and availability of mission-critical applications by providing a comprehensive infrastructure optimisation platform. The award-winning VirtualWisdom and SANInsight infrastructure optimisation solutions provide real-time monitoring and analysis of physical, virtual and private cloud computing environments to optimise performance, utilisation and availability. Forbes Magazine recently recognised the company as #6 on its 2011 list of America's Most Promising Companies. The company was founded in June 2008 via a spin-out from Finisar Corp.; it has headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and can be found online at http://www.virtualinstruments.com.

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