The Value of Knowing Your Workload I/O DNA

By Len Rosenthal, CMO

Your IT infrastructure is very much like a living organism, interacting with many different people, systems, technologies and networks. Whether you’re tasked with integrating projects like enterprise mobility, hybrid cloud, big data or the Internet of Things, your application performance is widely varied, to say the least. The requirements to maintain complete availability and superior performance is a dynamic process, and has never been more challenging.

As you evolve and enhance your company’s hybrid data center infrastructure to keep pace with your industry, understanding your unique workload I/O DNA is paramount to success. This is the subject of a report by analyst firm Neuralytix, which highlights how you can analyze and manage workloads in real time. The report goes into greater detail, with recommendations for:

  • why understanding your I/O DNA is critical;
  • what tools truly let you see the right level of I/O detail; and
  • how to ensure you’re getting the I/O workload data analytics you need.

Educating our customers and the market at large about the benefits of workload analysis is also the reason we launched WorkloadCentral, a free, cloud-based analytics platform and community. WorkloadCentral is dedicated to helping companies better understand their applications and their impact on the infrastructure that supports them, whether it’s on or off premise. It’s designed to help application and infrastructure teams work more closely together to understand, analyze, interpret and visualize their I/O workload data also known as your I/O DNA.

We created a video with our senior vice president of products Tim Van Ash and David Davis of ActualTech Media that discusses the goals and benefits of WorkloadCentral. The video provides a snapshot into how companies can capture and analyze workloads, and more importantly, make their data actionable so they can gain the valuable and necessary insights needed to keep infrastructures working at optimal levels while optimizing capital expenses.

Curious about your own company’s I/O DNA? Check out our resources page to learn more.