IBM Storage Insights is a cloud-based service that uses on-premises data collectors to provide data for analysis and optimization of storage infrastructure. It is part of the IBM Storage family of products.
IBM® Storage Insights provides an unparalleled level of visibility across your storage environment to help you manage complex storage infrastructures and make cost-saving decisions. It combines proven IBM data management leadership with proprietary analytics from IBM Research. As a cloud-based service, it enables you to deploy quickly and save storage administration time while optimizing your storage. It also helps automate aspects of the support process to enable faster resolution of issues. Two editions enable you to select the capabilities that serve your needs best.
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Take the guesswork out of capacity planning with increased visibility into data growth rates and available capacity.
Delay future purchases by identifying and reclaiming provisioned but unused storage.
Easily track down the source of performance issues and preempt future service disruptions.
Reduce costs by moving data to the most cost-effective storage tier using analytics-driven insights.
Deliver an objective capital-spending case to management with easy, detailed reports on storage consumption and predicted growth.
Resolve issues faster through one dashboard for monitoring your storage systems, and a robust and simplified IBM support experience.
IBM® Storage Insights is built to deliver fast results. Download the data collector to a server in your data center. That server gathers storage-usage metrics and sends them over a secured channel to Storage Insights in IBM Cloud, which provides storage analysis. The solution returns insights and recommendations quickly using metrics data that would typically take weeks to analyze on a spreadsheet.
IBM Storage Insights provides single-pane monitoring of your storage environment—and quick views of storage from the server, application, SAN and file system perspective. You can customize application and department views—for example, for email, SAP or recovery site storage—in just a few steps. These views enable you to report on application or departmental use of storage, as well as provide opportunities to optimize performance and save money.
IBM Storage Insights Pro provides technology that makes tier recommendations based on actual data usage, regardless of original expectations. Data can be migrated from top-tier to mid-tier storage with confidence, knowing that service levels won’t be compromised. Significant savings are possible because the total cost of top-tier storage is much higher than just the initial invoice—with software and maintenance fees significantly higher than mid-range storage.
No charge: IBM Storage Insights offers a dashboard for monitoring the basic health, capacity and performance of your IBM block storage (and external storage, when used with SVC, FlashSystem, and Storwize families), storage networking from Broadcom and Cisco, and cloud storage managed by IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud. IBM Storage Insights Pro supports the same block storage, file and object storage, and provides additional details, analysis and longer data history—for even greater insights.
IBM Storage Insights provides streamlined interaction with IBM support. Features include Call Home, data collectors, automatic support for log uploading, and easy ticket creation and management. IBM support staff use read-only access to diagnostic information about monitored storage systems to proactively help resolve problems and provide recommendations.
IBM Storage Insights Pro supports select non-IBM storage systems: Dell-EMC VNX, VMAX and Unity, NetApp FAS and AFF, Pure Storage FlashArray//X and M, and HDS VSP G Series systems. This added capability enables you to monitor the health of even more of your storage, whether from IBM storage systems or other systems—all from a single dashboard.
IBM Storage Insights supports IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on IBM Cloud and AWS. Monitor and report on your on-prem and public cloud storage from a single dashboard that provides a comprehensive view of your entire hybrid multicloud storage environment.
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