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Take Advantage of Cisco MDS SAN Analytics for Application Performance

Cisco and Virtana have partnered to provide unprecedented value to enterprise customers. The combined solution offers a robust, flexible hardware and software architecture with multiple layers of compute, network, and storage-management intelligence. Together, Cisco MDS switches and Virtana’s VirtualWisdom support NVMe and SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) over Fibre Channel or FCoE fabrics.

Join Art Scrimo, Product Manager, MDS Software DCNM & SAN Insights of Cisco and Keith Barto, WW Sales and GTM Leader for Cisco MDS, and John Gentry, CTO of Virtana, as they discuss:
•Full Stack application service assurance
•Increased fabric visibility
•Problem resolution and avoidance
•AI powered capacity management and fabric balancing
•Scalable traffic inspection and modeling

Be sure to join us for the conversation on May 21st at 10AM pacific to learn how VirtualWisdom uniquely enables you to map, monitor, analyze, and manage the delivery of mission-critical workloads that depend on Cisco MDS storage technologies
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    •Problem resolution and avoidance
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    Capacity Management
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    •Analysis and detection of unusual changes in billing
    •Identifying idle and unused resources
    •Recommending RI purchases based on granular usage examination
    •Classifying over-allocated capacity to right size resources
    •Detecting bottlenecks ensuring safe capacity adjustments

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    •Performance-related problem resolution
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    In this webinar John Gentry, CTO, Virtana joins Todd Weeks of Plex to discuss the joint collaboration between the two organizations to align goals with the following:

    •Enhanced mission-critical cloud service
    •Proactive issue and challenge assessment
    •Performance-related problem resolution
    •Real-time infrastructure monitoring

    Virtana is currently deployed in all four of Plex’s data centers. As Plex grows, the company will continue to rely on Virtana solutions to improve performance and availability for their customers and integrate with interdependencies across infrastructure.
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    John Gentry, CTO, Virtana
    The growth and scale of cloud computing and IT infrastructure technologies has brought forth new challenges that operate at a global level. Being able to monitor and react to performance issues in complex IT environments has become a critical business requirement.

    This Webinar was designed to discuss AI-powered hybrid Infrastructure management for mission-critical workloads in the areas of:

    Problem Resolution
    Capacity Management
    Workload Automation

    Our industry-leading monitoring and analytics platforms enable automated monitoring that will accelerate your IT transformation.
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