SCOTTS VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2009) - Virtual Instruments, a leader in virtual infrastructure performance optimization, will host an interactive and educational webinar on March 18 titled "Improving Efficiency in the Virtualized Data Center." This live session will feature Noemi Greyzdorf, IDC storage software analyst, and Mark Urdahl, Virtual Instruments CEO.

Date:                March 18, 2009
Time:                9 a.m. - 10 a.m. PT; 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET
Free Registration:

The webinar will highlight how IT managers and administrators can:

--  Optimize performance and availability of virtualized applications
--  Simplify and accelerate virtualization deployments
--  Increase server consolidation ratios
--  Instrument the SAN to improve monitoring and provisioning
--  Accelerate problem identification and resolution
--  Reduce IT expenditures and eliminate unnecessary SAN infrastructure
--  Deploy virtualization with greater confidence in business-critical

The speakers -- and callers from the audience -- will discuss how the use of I/O intelligence, instrumentation and real-time system monitoring in virtual environments can help organizations better balance the deployment of virtual machines, reduce downtime and disruption, ensure SLAs and compliance, and reduce capital and operational costs.

From Mark Urdahl, CEO, Virtual Instruments: "Having a complete understanding of SAN performance is becoming increasingly important as SANs become larger and more complex, and virtualization brings a new set of performance and availability challenges to storage and server administrators alike. Only Virtual Instruments' NetWisdom and VirtualWisdom provide a combination of deep network inspection and comprehensive performance analysis for SANs and virtualized data centers."

About Virtual Instruments

Virtual Instruments' award-winning NetWisdom and VirtualWisdom solutions monitor application-to-SAN transaction performance -- with deep insight and data not available from other solutions. Customers such as Barclay's Card Services, Kaiser Permanente and McKesson Corp. achieve significant cost savings in virtualization and SAN deployments by optimizing utilization, performance and availability. Leading system and storage vendors including IBM, HP and EMC leverage Virtual Instruments to design SAN solutions for enterprise customers. The company was founded in June 2008 via the spin-out from Finisar Corp.; it has headquarters in Scotts Valley, Calif., and can be found online at

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