Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Virtual Instruments buys Xangati to close infrastructure performance monitoring gap



Combined solutions will offer correlated real-time insight for any server, network interconnect or data store across the entire data centre.

Infrastructure performance management Virtual Instruments has acquired hybrid cloud and virtualisation performance management player Xangati.

Virtual Instruments said the acquisition will help to address a gap in existing application and infrastructure performance monitoring approaches by providing comprehensive visibility and actionable analysis across the compute, network and storage infrastructure in the modern hybrid data centre.

According to Enterprise Management Associates, more than 90% of enterprises are unable to predict or reliably monitor application performance within hybrid infrastructure environments.

The combination of the two organisations’ portfolios will, according to Virtual Instruments, create the industry’s first application-centric infrastructure performance management platform that is real-time and cross-domain.

Virtual Instruments said it will enhance its existing capabilities in infrastructure performance monitoring with deeper visibility into key environments such as IP network infrastructure and network flows, compute and virtualisation layer, VDI, Public cloud environments such as Oracle and Amazon AWS, and containers.

Leeds-iNterior_4In addition, the company expects to gain more traction within the advanced analytics space by bulking up its portfolio on real-time contention analytics, predictive capacity analytics, and adaptive control analytics.

The financials of the transaction were not disclosed. Xangati is Virtual Instruments’ second M&A of 2016 after merging with leading storage performance analytics provider Load DynamiX.

Philippe Vincent, CEO of Virtual Instruments, said: “Our mission is to create a world where applications and infrastructure perform better together, and this acquisition supports that goal for our Global 2000 customers.

“By adding Xangati’s monitoring and advanced analytics expertise to Virtual Instruments’ capabilities, we are even better positioned to help companies assure performance, increase availability, and optimise the cost of application and service delivery.”

Jagan Jagannathan, founder and CTO of Xangati, and now CIO of Virtual Instruments, said:  “IT architects, applications delivery and infrastructure operations teams need a holistic approach to proactively ensure the performance and availability of their constantly evolving hybrid data centres.

“Now that Xangati is part of Virtual Instruments, these teams will have a shared view into how changes in application behavior and infrastructure affect application performance, complementing application performance management (APM) solutions.

“This unparalleled visibility across the digital landscape will help enterprises scale and adapt.”