Virtual Instruments Certifies Corning Cable Systems Pretium EDGE Tap Module to Work With VirtualWisdom Solution

Industry-Leading Solutions Work Together to Enable End-to-End Infrastructure Performance Management

San Jose, California, UNITED STATES

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 30, 2012) - Virtual Instruments, the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management, and Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE: GLW) Telecommunications segment, today announced that Corning Cable Systems Pretium EDGE® Tap Module, a passive traffic access point that integrates seamlessly into the Pretium EDGE® structured cabling solution, is certified for interoperability with Virtual Instruments' VirtualWisdom solution devices. Virtual Instruments validated the interoperability of the Tap Module monitor output with both the SAN Performance Probe and SAN Insight Rover to ensure transparent, error-free access to the Fiber Channel SAN traffic at line rate.

"Our customers continue to validate that comprehensive, accurate, and timely monitoring from the physical layer is the best way to optimize infrastructure performance," said Skip Bacon, chief technology officer, Virtual Instruments. "The visibility enabled by a tap is the foundation from which customers can gain a detailed view into performance across the physical, virtual and cloud layers. It's an honor to work with Corning to help our mutual customers streamline the deployment of taps in the physical layer infrastructure."

"We are delighted to be working with Virtual Instruments to demonstrate the value of our passive tapping solution with their systems," said Stuart Hoiness, senior vice president, Enterprise Networks, Corning Cable Systems. "Virtual Instruments is the undisputed Fibre Channel network performance leader, so it's very important to us and to customers to show the compatibility of our two product sets." 

The Pretium EDGE® Tap Module combines the functionality of an interconnect, cross-connect and optical tap in one easy-to-use structured cabling module. This integrated approach simplifies the deployment of taps, allows access to the monitor ports without disruption to the live network link, and provides increased network design flexibility. As part of the Pretium EDGE® Solutions family, the Tap Module is fully compatible with other Pretium EDGE® solution components, allowing for pay-as-you-grow Tap deployment.

The monitor outputs from the Pretium EDGE® Tap Module connect directly to Virtual Instruments SAN Performance Probe to enable real-time, full line rate monitoring of the tapped links. The SAN Performance Probe examines every frame and generates hundreds of metrics each second to provide deep insight into the performance, health, and utilization of the SAN. The VirtualWisdom solution combines these metrics with those from the other VirtualWisdom Probes to provide comprehensive monitoring, diagnostic, and optimization capabilities spanning the virtual and physical server and storage infrastructure.

About Virtual Instruments
Virtual Instruments is a leader in Infrastructure Performance Management for physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. The award-winning VirtualWisdom® platform provides visibility into real-time performance and health of the entire open systems stack along with metrics that assess utilization. Virtual Instruments improves the performance and availability of mission-critical applications while lowering the cost of the supporting infrastructure. Forbes Magazine recognized 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

About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.

Contact Information:

Virtual Instruments Contact:
Anne Trapasso
Voce Communications on behalf of Virtual Instruments

Corning Cable Systems Contact:
Stephanie Hicks