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Virtual Instruments

June 28, 2011 13:06 ET

Virtual Instruments Names George Harrington Chief Financial Officer

Harrington Brings Extensive Public Company Finance Experience to the Virtual Infrastructure Optimization Leader

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - Virtual Instruments, a leader in storage area network (SAN) and virtual infrastructure optimization solutions, today announced that George Harrington has joined the company in the role of CFO. He is responsible for all aspects of finance and accounting at the company.

"We're excited to welcome George to the Virtual Instruments family," said John Thompson, CEO, Virtual Instruments. "Virtual Instruments is continuing its rapid pace of growth, and George's extensive experience with industry-leading companies, including IBM, Symantec, and BMC, will complement our aggressive growth strategy."

"The Virtual Instruments team has done a phenomenal job expanding the company over the past three years and creating breakthrough solutions that accelerate the deployment of virtualization technology for mission-critical applications," said George Harrington, CFO, Virtual Instruments. "With all of the advancements in virtualized environments and private cloud computing, this is an exciting time to be joining the leader in virtual infrastructure optimization. I am thrilled to be part of a team that plays such a pivotal role in enterprise data centers."

Prior to joining Virtual Instruments, Harrington served as vice president of finance and chief accounting officer at Symantec, where he led the accounting, financial planning, and customer operations back office functions. Prior to this role, he served as CFO for software solutions provider BMC Software, where he drove the successful completion of several key milestones, including a significantly improved cost structure. He has also served in a variety of senior financial roles for IBM, including vice president of finance for the IBM Software Group. Harrington holds a bachelor's degree in political science and an MBA from Brigham Young University.

About Virtual Instruments
Virtual Instruments offers the award-winning VirtualWisdom and SANInsight virtual infrastructure optimization solutions that provide deep monitoring and analysis of how the virtualized IT infrastructure and the SAN affect business-critical application performance. Global 2000 customers across a broad range of industries 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 San Jose, Calif., and can be found online at http://www.virtualinstruments.com

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