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December 14, 2018

Virtual Instruments Delivers NVMe Over FC Testing

Virtual Instruments today took the wraps off a new version of its storage performance validation solution. WorkloadWisdom 6.2 supports NVMe workload modeling and testing over Fibre Channel.

“That’s an industry first,” says Tim Van Ash of Virtual Instruments.

The company is delivering these capabilities in partnership with SANBlaze (News - Alert) Technology. Virtual Instruments forged a partnership with SANBlaze, a Fibre Channel testing leader, in August. Today’s news is the first deliverable of that.

“The new WorkloadWisdom platform dramatically simplifies the entire storage performance testing, validation and forecasting process at the scale our customers demand,” say Van Ash, senior vice president of products. “The integration of WorkloadWisdom with the SANBlaze VirtuaLUN FC-NVMe emulation system gives our mutual customers a best-in-class solution for NVMe workload modeling and performance validation.”

The joint solution gives customers ability to analyze workload performance regardless of where it was being generated, adds Van Ash. “Providing that single point of management made a lot of sense,” he continues.

This release also supports large-scale test environments. Virtual Instruments has expanded its production workload analysis and workload modeling features with 6.2. And the company has improved the user experience.  

To address large environments Virtual Instruments has introduced iSCSI auto-discovery, which automatically creates large iSCSI Test Beds. WorkloadWisdom 6.2’s bulk entry feature can allow users to establish SMB/NFS testbeds in seconds. And the company has optimized the platform to deliver a tenfold improvement in large FC testbed management.

Organizations employ WorkloadWisdom for performance reporting, production workload analysis, test management, workload creation, and workload modeling across major storage technologies. The solution addresses the data level and the protocol level. It works for block, file, and object protocols. In addition to FC-NVMe, WorkloadWisdom addresses Amazon S3, FC-SCSI, iSCSI, NFS, OpenStack Swift (News - Alert), and SMB technologies.

Virtual Instruments is a Gold Sponsor for the upcoming AIOps Expo in Fort Lauderdale. Len Rosenthal, the company’s vice president of marketing, will on the Jan. 30 panel “The Relationship Between AIOps and Application Performance.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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