AI Business is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

IT & Data Center

Self-driving IT specialist Virtual Instruments rebrands as Virtana

by Max Smolaks
Article Image

Still believes data centers should be managed by algorithms

by Max Smolaks 22 October 2019

American software developer Virtual
Instruments, which makes tools for AI-assisted IT management, has changed its
name to Virtana.

The company has also launched CloudWisdom, a new hybrid IT management product delivered as a service.

Virtana is a trailblazer in the emerging
AIOps field, believing that server farms are best managed in partnership with
algorithms that can sift through reams of logs and metrics to find ways to
reduce IT infrastructure costs or identify issues that could cause downtime
down the line.

Its products use a combination of real-time monitoring, big data analytics, and increasingly,
artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.

“Connecting the
dots between the health and performance of individual data center and public
cloud resources with their exact impact on application SLAs and performance is
the holy grail for enterprises embarking on their digital transformation
journey,” explained Torsten Volk, senior analyst at Enterprise Management
Associates.

“Virtana is
combining its heritage of highly granular real-time application infrastructure
monitoring with advanced machine learning and analytics capabilities from the
Metricly (formerly Netuitive) acquisition, to ultimately offer comprehensive
monitoring and policy-driven capacity optimization and automated problem
resolution.”

In addition to changing its name, Virtana has advanced its business model to include
self-service SaaS and introduced downloadable 30-day trial versions of its software
titles.

CloudWisdom is one of the first products to get the SaaS treatment. The software performs both cloud monitoring and cost analysis – the latter is a complicated, contentious subject ignored by most infrastructure management providers.

Virtana CloudWisdom

CloudWisdom monitors middleware including databases, messaging platforms,
microservices, and containers, as well as dozens of leading cloud
infrastructure services.

Practitioner Portal - for AI practitioners

Story

Xilinx teams up with Hackster.io for Adaptive Computing Challenge

8/10/2020

Giving prizes to the top nine contestants hurts my arithmomania

Story

Shaping AI and analytics services

8/6/2020

AI and analytics teams must market themselves – and they have to have a clear service strategy

Practitioner Portal

EBooks

More EBooks

Upcoming Webinars

More Webinars

Experts in AI

Partner Perspectives

content from our sponsors

Research Reports

More Research Reports

Infographics

AI tops the list of most impactful emerging technologies

Infographics archive

Newsletter Sign Up


Sign Up