Key features of IBM Storage Insights

Rapid results when you need them

IBM® Storage Insights is built to deliver fast results. Download the data collector to a server in your data center. It gathers storage usage metrics and sends them over a secured channel to Storage Insights in IBM Cloud, which provides storage analysis. The solution returns insight and recommendations quickly using metrics data that would take weeks to analyze on a spreadsheet.

Single pane view across your storage environment

Storage Insights provides single pane monitoring of your storage environment -- and quick views of storage from the server, application and file system perspective. You can customize application and department views—email, SAP or recovery site storage, for example, 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.

Performance analyses at your fingertips

Storage Insights learns by analyzing storage system and server data usage. As it gathers data, it becomes smarter—within hours—helping to identify performance hotspots that may be impacting users. Just as important, Storage Insights helps you understand when storage is not the cause of a performance problem. In addition, it identifies unused and under-used volumes, helping you free trapped capacity on top-tier storage for performance-critical data.

Valuable insight from predictive analytics

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.

Two editions that meet your needs

No charge IBM Storage Insights offers an enterprise-wide dashboard for monitoring the basic health, capacity and performance of your IBM block storage (and over 440 external storage systems from IBM and others when used with SVC, Storwize family, or FlashSystem 9100 and V9000). An upgrade available by subscription, Storage Insights Pro supports the same block storage, adds file and object storage, and provides additional details, analysis, and longer data history for even greater insight.

Simplified and proactive product support

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.

Support for non-IBM Storage

IBM Storage Insights Pro supports select non-IBM storage systems: Dell-EMC VNX, VMAX, and Unity, and NetApp FAS and AFF systems. This capability enables you to monitor the health of even more of your storage, whether from IBM or others, all from a single dashboard.

Comprehensive hybrid cloud capability

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 providing a comprehensive view of your entire hybrid multicloud storage environment.

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