Brett Allison is the Director of Technical Services. He leads the technical services teams in the Americas that provide pre-sales and post-sales activities and professional services, including IntelliMagic software as a service offerings and consulting. He delights in helping our customers realize value from using IntelliMagic solutions to gain operational efficiencies and reduce risk in their infrastructures. Working with customers and development to drive innovation within the IntelliMagic solutions invigorates him. He is passionate about serving our customers and employees well and is constantly looking for ways to improve in the execution and delivery of our technical services.
Content created by: Brett Allison
5 Reasons Why All-Flash Arrays Won’t Magically Solve All Your Problems
It may feel like all-flash systems will solve all your performance issues, but the complexity of the entire infrastructure ensures that there are still plenty of problems to run into.
A Single View: Multi-Vendor SAN Infrastructure Part 1
It’s important to have a solution that is as open and responsive to managing your infrastructure performance as your distributed system itself.
Breaking Through Hard-To-Diagnose SVC Bottlenecks
Using IntelliMagic Vision, it is possible to quickly discover, diagnose and resolve even the most difficult-to-pinpoint SVC problems.
Compressing Wisely with IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Data compression in an IBM SVC Spectrum Virtualize environment may help regain capacity, but hidden performance problems can occur if compressible workloads are not first identified.
Finding Hidden Time Bombs in Your VMware Connectivity
Seeing real end-to-end risks from the VMware guest through the SAN fabric to the Storage LUN is difficult, leading to many SAN Connectivity issues.
Five Activities to Avoid If You Want to Be a Hero
Being consistently proactive with your storage performance and capacity management processes reduces the number of crises.
Four Steps You Should Take to Identify, Resolve and Prevent IBM SVC Front-End Imbalance
This blog provides you with further options when distributing workloads across the available resources and dedicating replication traffic to specific ports.
How to Detect and Resolve “State in Doubt” Errors
IntelliMagic Vision helps reduce the visibility gaps and improves availability by providing deep insights, practical drill downs and specialized domain knowledge for your SAN environment.
IntelliMagic Vision and Splunk: The Best of Both Worlds for your Infrastructure Data Intelligence
Splunk has built-in parsing capabilities that can be applied to a variety of data types, but creating and maintaining your own reports takes a huge amount of effort.
Platform-Specific Views: Multi-Vendor SAN Infrastructure Part 2
Each distributed system platform has unique nuances. It's important for a solution to be capable of getting the detailed performance data capable of supporting vendor-specific architectures.
SRM: The “Next” As-a-Service
IntelliMagic Vision is used as-a-Service for some of the world’s largest companies, and has been since 2013.
Shelfware, IT’s version of Home Exercise Equipment
Unused software, or shelfware, is a pervasive problem in enterprise IT as it doesn't take other factors like personnel, processes, and skills into account.
Storage Management Initiative (SMI) and the Block Services Performance (BSP) sub-profile: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 2 “The Bad”
While the technology chosen by the SMI program has significant benefits, it also has challenges.
Storage Management Initiative (SMI) and the Block Services Performance (BSP) sub-profile: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 3 “The Ugly”
This blog focuses on the Block Services Performance (BSP) Sub-profile.
The Storage Management Initiative (SMI): the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 1 “The Good”
The notion of having a common mechanism to communicate with and report on storage devices is good for both us as a company that provides storage analytics software, and for our customers.
What Will This New Application Do To My Storage? Part 1
This blog discusses the top five questions application owners should ask when evaluating the impact of a new application to their storage environment.
What Will This New Application Do To My Storage? Part 2
IntelliMagic Vision is excellent at evaluating the performance health of your storage controllers and assessing how a new workload will impact your storage environment.
What is your Approach to Storage Performance? Historical or Hysterical?
Pro-active storage performance management ensures sufficient storage resources are present to satisfy demand without impacting service.
Where art thou, Standards?
This blog discusses how standards enable more efficient IT management and help reduce tools and labor costs.
Which Workloads Should I Migrate to the Cloud?
The cloud provides an economic model for computing that may work well for some workloads by reducing costs and having end users pay for what they use.
You Can’t Do Performance Analysis with SMI-S and Other Myths
This blog discusses the myth that SMI-S is not designed for performance management.