Physical Optimize Storage Tiering
Why performance monitoring is critical for storage tiering
Storage tiering can deliver significant savings in CAPEX, as well as reducions in power, cooling and floorspace. Yet many organizations resist using less expensive SATA drives due to performance fears.
Without the ability to measure and optimize storage performance, the risks of tiering outweigh the cost benefits.
VirtualWisdom reduces the risks of storage tiering
Using VirtualWisdom, you can monitor and optimize storage performance, so that Tier 2 storage can deliver Tier 1 performance. VirtualWisdom delivers insight beyond the storage system through the complete storage infrastructure. It finds congestion in the fabric, link errors and HBA queue depth problems.
Use VirtualWisdom to:
- Baseline real application performance before moving applications between tiers
- Track performance across the entire storage infrastructure, finding hidden performance problems
- Use real-time alerting to detect before they become obvious, protecting service levels
Saving storage costs
Intelligent storage tiering delivers dramatic reductions in capital and operating expenses. Using less expensive storage can result in savings of $5K-20K/terabyte savings. SATA-based storage reduces floor space, cooling and power consumption – helping you postpone data center build-outs.