Shared Storage Topology Card

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Quickly identify and optimize datastores by vendors and models

Rapidly map datastores to underlying shared storage systems with the most contention or performance issues. Use this data to help you plan and rightsize VM placement, storage upgrades, and migrations to other platforms or the cloud.

Organizing and optimizing storage just got easier

With today’s complex data center topologies containing numerous datastores and vCenters, the ability to correlate datastores, hardware vendors, models, capacity and performance for all VM’s and hosts can be a daunting task. That task goes beyond human abilities and requires a data science platform when correlations and changes must be analyzed over time to understand and to predict trends.

Count, Summarize, and Correlate Shared Storage Details

The CloudPhysics Shared Storage Analytics card quickly summarizes all datastores currently deployed in your environment based on storage types, vendors, models, and performance. Visibility into these values can assist you to:

  • Find datastores by hardware Vendor and Model
  • Find performance bottlenecks by datastore and associated hardware
  • Identify inefficiencies in hardware that can be upgraded or replaced
  • Identify capacity and usage trends by datastore
  • Use non-disruptive, patented workload tracing to simulate workloads on alternative storage platforms, and to conduct POCs remotely, eliminating on-premise POC work and systems

The Shared Storage Analytics card can also quickly quantify storage utilization and performance for each datastore to focus on hosts and VM’s generating the greatest impact on the storage subsystem. These same metrics can be used to scope and scale hardware upgrades and replacements within your environment. Take the data further and use the capacity output to plan placement or storage migration plans for new workloads based on over-commits, snapshots, and thin/thick provisioned capacity

Plan Your Storage Upgrades

When trying to identify datastores experiencing the greatest performance issues, this card will help you quickly identify the datastores with the greatest contention, lowest performance, or most activity. Use these results to identify read/write ratios, hardware vendor, and hardware model to quickly determine which resources should be upgraded and the potential impact on your data center.