Study Underscores Need for Unified IT Infrastructure Performance Management
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Virtual Instruments investigating the state of performance management and problem resolution in enterprises illustrates the need for unified IT infrastructure performance management (IPM) tools with correlated data across server, storage and network domains. According to the research, enterprises are not prioritizing holistic monitoring technology and are missing the opportunity for early issue identification that could prevent customer-impacting problems and, ultimately, damage to the company’s reputation.
Virtual Instruments, the leader in IPM solutions for physical, virtual and cloud computing environments, commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey 152 IT infrastructure and operations decision-makers. The findings revealed a gap in IPM that stems from various causes, including poor communication and inadequate monitoring tools.
The study, which was published in November 2014, titled “Shift to Workload-Centric Infrastructure Performance Management,” yielded five key findings:
“We commissioned the Forrester Consulting study to gain an understanding of the performance pain points in enterprise IT departments. On any given day, IT professionals may be struggling with hours of downtime as a result of critical performance issues,” said John Gentry, Virtual Instruments’ vice president of marketing and alliances. “The survey results tell us that strong IPM solutions can alleviate many of the primary issues identified, improving overall system performance and relieving much of the stress that IT infrastructure decision-makers experience today.”
The full research study, which is available on the Virtual Instruments website, outlines the findings in detail, along with key recommendations to combat these common problems. In addition, Virtual Instruments held a recent webinar to present the findings to interested parties; the recording of the webinar can be accessed here.
About Virtual Instruments
Virtual Instruments is the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM), delivering solutions that help customers ensure their applications and infrastructure perform better together. The VirtualWisdom platform provides comprehensive visibility into the performance, health and utilization of the IT infrastructure empowering customers to guarantee the performance of their mission-critical applications across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. With Virtual Instruments’ solutions, customers can stop reactive troubleshooting, start managing performance and achieve cost optimization. The company was founded in June 2008 with headquarters in San Jose, Calif. and sales and engineering offices throughout the U.S., EMEA and Asia Pacific. Virtual Instruments can be found online at http://www.virtualinstruments.com.