Rejuvenate the management of your complex storage environments with more cognitive and AI support
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Managing #data growth is still – and will probably always be -- a major focus for organizations. Effective storage management is exceedingly important in the day-to- day operations and when different #ITinfrastructure issues come up during the course of the year.
Are you spending too much on storage, and getting too little in return?
Are you still using spreadsheets to track storage assets and utilization?
Are you wondering if you are making appropriate use of your storage?
Do you know how close you are to a service outage due to a storage shortfall?
Imagine, if your storage administrator could have all storage questions answered and gain a deeper understanding of your environment, even across heterogeneous storage, at a single, intuitive glance?
Well, you can!
It's available right now as a #cloud offering and it’s getting better and better all the time!
IBM Storage Insights, a cloud based offering, delivers visibility, and rapid insights across your mixed IBM (and EMC) storage environment. Storage Insights deepens your understanding of your environment and enables you to monitor capacity and performance, reclaim unused storage, and optimize data with predictive #analytics.
You can do forecasting by aligning data growth rates to available capacity, drill down to detailed storage system views to get deeper insights and configure your views based on your interest.
You can see an integrated view of your storage performance with drill down capability that enables you to resolve issues before they affect a service delivery.
You can reclaim under used storage that frees up valuable storage assets and saves you money. You can delay any additional capacity purchases, satisfy any new storage requests without budget impact and improve utilization across your entire environment.
You can do storage tiering analysis which identifies volumes that were not allocated correctly to storage tiers based on usage over a period of time. You are then provided with tier recommendations that show an optimized configuration that is based on actual utilization.
Wait, it gets better!
Artificial intelligence meets support
IBM is offering an early customer program for IBM Storage Insights, which brings #cognitive, #AI capabilities to the support experience.
"It empowers your users and your storage administrators to have a better-functioning system. If they really do need to call IBM Support, we can easily and quickly resolve problems. With IBM Storage Insights, the artificial intelligence can help you, or can help the support guys, get you up and going rapidly, in minutes not in days," said Eric Herzog, chief marketing officer and vice president of worldwide storage channels for #IBMStorage division."
"With our new cognitive technology, you'll be able to get better storage utilization," he said. "What does that mean to you? Save more money and get better use of the money you spend. IBM is helping you cut your costs across the board for your cloud and cognitive environments."
The new dashboard in IBM Storage Insights highlights the new features and enhancements. The IBM Storage Insights Foundation dashboard provides a window into the health, capacity, and performance of all your IBM block storage systems (initial rollout) in a single location. With this dashboard, you no longer need to open different management GUIs to view key information about each of your storage systems. To access it, simply click Home > Dashboard.
The IBM Storage Insights support dashboard is displayed in two distinct sections:
IBM Storage Insights constantly monitors your storage systems, so that when events occur, they are displayed immediately in the event feed on the left side of the dashboard. You can use the event feed to quickly view and sort the latest critical and warning conditions and Call Home events that were detected on your storage.
Just click an event and and a detail tile is instantly displayed that enables you to view more granular data. For example, your system needs a firmware update. The detail tile recommends the firmware version upgrade as well as provides links to see the event on your system and further understanding.
The storage systems that are registered as part of your storage inventory are displayed in tiles or in rows on the right side of the dashboard. When Call Home is enabled, IBM Storage Insights can track hardware failures and potential configuration and environmental issues. Key metrics are available for capacity and performance to give you quick insights. Each tile is clickable, so if you want more details just click.
For more information on all the new IBM Storage Insights offering, see the Knowledge Center!
What to do if you're not an IBM Storage Insights subscriber....
Interested? If so, answer the following questions:
Do you manage IBM block storage systems and are located in the United States?
If you answered "yes" to all three questions, consider joining our exclusive pilot program!
Do you manage IBM block storage systems and are located in the United States, but aren't a IBM Storage Insights subscriber or currently don't have access to IBM Storage Insights? If so, and you want to get a hands-on preview of its cognitive storage management capabilities, consider joining our exclusive pilot program!
To join the pilot program for IBM Storage Insights Foundation, go to Enrollment form and apply. An IBM representative will contact you soon to get you started. It's that simple, so why wait?
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