If you are serious about your storage environment, see IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights!
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The value of data is growing, yet visibility into today’s storage environments can be foggy and unclear—the result of expanding IT complexity, escalating user demands and exponential data growth. Many IT organizations lack a true understanding of their storage infrastructure, negatively impacting their ability to make informed decisions and causing storage utilization rates to hover around 50 percent. Manual storage management processes and the rapid deployments of mobile, social and cloud IT models compound the challenges. With the cost of managing storage infrastructures significantly higher than the cost of purchasing storage capacity, organizations need new approaches to managing their environments.
IBM has dealt with these storage management dilemmas with a new solution called IBM Spectrum Control™ Storage Insights. See it on IBM Service Engage now!
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights is a SaaS offering build on the Softlayer cloud infrastructure. The initial release was developed based on use cases from clients that provided information on what they needed done in their storage environment:
Why IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights?
Many clients today are struggling with storage management due to a lack of visibility into their storage infrastructure. IT leaders want to improve storage efficiency but they aren’t sure where to start. Using a cloud delivery model, Storage Insights delivers the recommendations organizations need to optimize the efficiency of their storage environment.
How does Storage Insights work?
Storage Insights securely connects to your data centers and by understanding historical usage patterns, makes recommendations on how to optimize storage efficiency. And here is the best part; Storage Insights continues to learn so the value of the insights increases over time.
What storage systems will be monitored by Storage Insights in the initial release?
Here are just some of the storage systems: IBM® DS8000®, IBM Spectrum Scale™, IBM FlashSystem™ V840 and IBM FlashSystem V9000, IBM SONAS, IBM SAN Volume Controller, among others.
How long does it take to get this SaaS offering up and running?
Storage Insights can be deployed in less than 5 minutes with effi
It’s as easy a 1-2-3! Seriously, you download the data collector, specify the storage they want to analyze and then can then shift their focus to implementing the optimizing recommendations generated by Storage Insights.
Who in storage management would be interested in using Storage Insights?
IT and storage decision makers, particularly those in mid-sized companies, who want to improve the efficiency of storage but can’t afford the upfront costs and ongoing maintenance of additional on-premises tools.
Why is Storage Insights significant for IBM?
Storage Insights is a great addition to IBM's Software Defined Storage strategy; this SaaS offering provides a new option for you to choose how you want to manage your storage infrastructure, augmenting any on-premises capabilities that IBM already delivers with IBM Spectrum Control™, a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage family of products.
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