Managing the performance of enterprise storage and infrastructure consists of four distinct processes that often touch multiple disciplines within an enterprise, such as the performance team, the storage team, the storage architecture/engineering team, and the capacity planning and replication teams.
Having a solution like IntelliMagic’s that incorporates deep intelligence will greatly impact all these areas. It is necessary to look at all four of the processes to achieve all benefits with respect to improved availability as well as financial benefits.
Watch Health Process Step
The foundation is proactive monitoring of the environment with daily, automated visibility into the right metrics. This enables a site to move from reacting to availability issues and performance problems to preventing them.
Find Constraint Process Step
Resolution speed and accuracy are essential when a problem occurs on a critical part of the IT infrastructure. The proper functioning of the infrastructure is too important to wait for external analysis or to attempt to resolve problems on the basis of assumptions.
Move Data Process Step
Data placement has a significant effect on the throughput and hence lifespan of the storage infrastructure. IntelliMagic Balance is unique in its ability to create a placement plan that significantly increases the useful lifespan of the storage systems.
Buy Hardware Process Step
If the existing hardware is no longer sufficient for the required workload, the IntelliMagic suite provides the knowledge to optimally select and configure a hardware upgrade or replacement.
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