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Once you log into your Storage Insights instance, you will be prompted to download and install the data collector. You will need to specify the storage resources that you want to monitor and analyze in the Storage Insights GUI. The data collector will then run in the background.

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Storage Insights enables you to reduce costs by reclaiming unused storage and by placing the right data on the right tiers. You can also rapidly detect storage availability and performance issues. Over time, the data collected provides insights into your future capacity needs.

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The data collector can be extracted and run on any server that runs Windows, Linux (64-bit, RHEL 5 and higher), or AIX operating systems or a virtual machine that has access to both the internal SAN attached infrastructure as well as access to the internet to communicate with the cloud portal.

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Storage Insights is priced according to the amount of storage that is being managed. The first 50 TB of managed storage costs $250 USD per month. You can purchase additional capacity in increments of 10 TBs; the cost for each additional 10 TB pack starts at $50, and decreases the more you purchase.

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From the Configuration menu in Storage Insights, click Managed Capacity to check how much capacity Storage Insights is currently managing. You are notified when you exceed your capacity limit, and you are charged for overage until the capacity that is managed drops to your licensed capacity limit.

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