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Virtual Instruments Inks Purchase Agreement With Hitachi Data Systems for VirtualWisdom(TM) SAN and Virtual Infrastructure Optimization Solutions

Agreement Enables Global 2000 Businesses to Control Storage and SAN Costs; Offers Deeper Visibility Into Performance, Availability and Utilization Data

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/15/10 -- Virtual Instruments, a leader in storage area network (SAN) and virtual infrastructure optimization solutions, today announced an limited purchase agreement for Hitachi Data Systems to resell Virtual Instruments NetWisdom and VirtualWisdom for deployment with its storage solutions. The agreement complements Hitachi Data Systems comprehensive software and hardware storage solutions with the award-winning performance monitoring and optimization solutions from Virtual Instruments.

Typical corporate data storage continues to grow about 50 percent per year, making SAN instrumentation and monitoring solutions increasingly critical, especially at a time when constrained budgets mean fewer resources are being allotted to manage the SAN. Virtual Instruments' suite of products, including NetWisdom and VirtualWisdom and services, tackle the risk of business-impacting failures by comprehensively monitoring SAN and virtualized infrastructures from the virtual machine all the way to the LUN on the storage array. Through Virtual Instruments' agreement with Hitachi Data Systems, companies are able to lower the operating and capital costs related to their SAN infrastructure by accelerating problem identification and resolution times, increasing overall utilization, improving application performance, and maximizing availability.

"Hitachi Data Systems and Virtual Instruments are formalizing our relationship to make it easier for our sales teams to sell the Virtual Instruments SAN performance optimization solutions," said David Broom, senior director, Storage Platform Product Management, Hitachi Data Systems. "By deploying VirtualWisdom, our customers will experience faster SAN troubleshooting and superior application response time."

"We're very excited to partner with the Hitachi Data Systems teams around the world," said Sean Maxwell, vice president of sales, Virtual Instruments. "We share a common pursuit to drive the highest performance of storage resources, at the lowest possible price for our shared customers. And with server and storage virtualization initiatives being driven in nearly every Global 2000 company, understanding the impact on performance and utilization, while minimizing business risk, is essential in making the most of limited IT resources. I'm pleased to report that our teams are already successfully partnering in some of the largest global enterprises on the planet."

Virtual Instruments provides Hitachi Data Systems access to both NetWisdom and VirtualWisdom to offer the best available SAN monitoring and analysis solutions in the marketplace. Together, the companies proven methodologies and vital business and application expertise enable Global 2000 companies to control costs and achieve critical business goals.

About NetWisdom -- The NetWisdom™ family of SAN I/O performance monitoring and troubleshooting solutions enables accelerated troubleshooting, higher utilization, and maximum performance for business-critical applications deployed on complex, heterogeneous Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks.

About VirtualWisdom -- VirtualWisdom provides comprehensive, real-time instrumentation and measurement that allows IT managers to optimize the performance, utilization and availability of their virtualized IT infrastructure. VirtualWisdom adds SAN I/O intelligence for VMware environments to enable system administrators to optimize the deployment of virtual machines based on real-time measurements and feedback of I/O performance.

About Virtual Instruments
Virtual Instruments offers the award-winning NetWisdom and VirtualWisdom virtual infrastructure optimization solutions that provide deep monitoring and analysis of how the virtualized IT infrastructure and the SAN affect business-critical application performance. Customers such as Barclay's Card Services, Kaiser Permanente and Unilever achieve significant cost savings in virtualization and SAN deployments by optimizing utilization, performance and availability of IT resources. Leading system and storage vendors including IBM, HP, HDS, Dell and EMC leverage Virtual Instruments to design and optimize SAN solutions for enterprise customers. The company was founded in June 2008 via a spin-out from Finisar Corp.; it has headquarters in Scotts Valley, Calif., and can be found online at http://www.virtualinstruments.com.

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