October 8th, 2013 by Bill Valle
Virtual Instruments VirtualWisdom SAN Performance Probe Announced
The Virtual Instruments ProbeFC8-HD48 is the industry’s first 48-port, real-time 8G line rate monitoring solution for Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks, which significantly improves the monitoring capabilities of SANs with improved efficiency and reduced cost. With 6 times the density of the original ProbeFC8-HD48 and using 75% less rack space, this probe will lower the cost of each monitored link by 50%. With this new level of efficiency, IT administrators can now monitor a larger amount of applications more cost effectively.
Part of the Virtual Instrument’s Infrastructure Management platform VirtualWisdom, ProbeFC8-HD48 is one of three offerings that scale from large enterprises to medium and smaller businesses. The ProbeFC8 monitors 8 ports for entry level and ProbeFC8-HD has 16 ports for medium size and the 48 port ProbeFC8-HD48 is for the larger infrastructures. Being able to monitor the physical SAN and analyzing traffic at the protocol level allows the monitoring of every exchange and also measure the impact of the SAN on application response times.
ProbeFC8-HD48 is available for pre-order on October 8th and will be generally available by the end of the year.