Physical Reduce Environmental Costs
VirtualWisdom can be a critical element of your company’s green strategy – reducing operating costs and environmental impact.
Reduce SAN devices
VirtualWisdom identifies wasted resources so you can consolidate ports and avoid purchasing additional SAN switches. Fewer devices means less power consumption, less cooling, smaller floor space requirements and less e-waste.
Lower power consumption
VirtualWisdom can help you implement storage tiering based on actual performance measurements. By moving applications to tier 2 storage, you can:
- Reduce storage power consumption: Tier 2 (SATA) drives typically consume about 60% of the power of tier 1 drives. RAID 5 configurations require fewer drives than RAID 10.
- Reduce cooling requirements: Tier 2 devices typically generate less heat than tier 1. And fewer drives means less cooling.
- Reduce floor space requirement: Tier 2 drives are typically denser than tier 1 drives.
Improve server consolidation ratios
VirtualWisdom can send SAN performance data to VMware vCenter to guide VM load balancing based on actual I/O performance. This typically results in better server consolidation ratios, delivering:
- Lower power consumption
- Less required cooling
- Lower floor space requirements
- Less e-waste
Accelerate problem identification and resolution
By helping you find and resolve problems quickly, VirtualWisdom saves staff and suppliers from making dozens of troubleshooting trips. This saves everyone a lot of time and gas.
Finally, when you use fewer and more cost-effective storage devices and switches, you will also reduce systems and SAN administration expenses and software licensing expenses.