How Visual Storage Intelligence® Works

Visual Storage Intelligence® shrinks your hybrid cloud, VMware, and multi-vendor storage environment into a single pane of glass. Our visibility helps you analyze, forecast, monitor, and optimize your infrastructure. In other words, we make your job easier!

How Visual Storage Intelligence Works

What Visual Storage Intelligence® Does

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Correlate Data on a Single Pane of Glass

Analyze relational data for actionable insights across your multi-vendor storage environment all on one screen.

We are compatible with more than 80 storage products across on-prem, VM, hybrid, and cloud environments.

Model Future Capacity & Performance Trends

Visual Storage Intelligence monitors growth, predicts trends, anticipates potential issues, and aligns costs with utilization.

Add on Capacity Planning as a Service for consultant analysis, reports, and recommendations.

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Find Problems Before They Become Problems

Proactively audit and monitor IT infrastructure environments. Get notified of potential issues before they create headaches.

We monitor for over 100 best-practice alerts covering device health, capacity, performance, maintenance, configuration, and more.

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Optimize Workloads & Enhance Provisioning

Don’t pay for what you don’t need when you can use more of what you already have. We help you maximize your storage assets and architect a more efficient infrastructure.

Get started with our powerful reporting to find hidden free space, right-size VMs, migrate data, and more.

Rest Easy Knowing We’ve Got Your Back

Rely on humanized AI that knows your environment to update you every week with risks, changes, and remediation recommendations.

Weekly efficiency reports provide 3rd-party warnings, analysis, and verifications – so you can have peace of mind.

How Visual Storage Intelligence® Works

Step One: Using agentless data collectors, Visual Storage Intelligence® collects data from all physical, virtual, and cloud devices.

Step Two: Visual Storage Intelligence® transfers the data to a secure private cloud, where it is sorted and processed.

Step Three: Data is accessible through the 24/7 client dashboard, downloadable reports, and regular email updates.

*Our data collectors never do anything on-prem, so you can rest easy knowing your data is secure.

How Visual Storage Intelligence Works


Visual Storage Intelligence® did all the work for us so we could spend our time on decision-making, not data collection and analysis.


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Visual Storage Intelligence® FAQs

Product Overview

Using agentless data collectors, Visual Storage Intelligence® collects data from all physical, virtual, and cloud storage devices. Visual Storage Intelligence® then transfers the data to a secure private cloud, where it is sorted and processed. Data is then made accessible to clients through the 24/7 client dashboard, downloadable reports, and regular email updates.

Visual Storage Intelligence® provides over 60 kinds of reports across your storage environment, encompassing on-prem, virtual, cloud, and hyperconverged devices and environments.

Reports include charts, graphs, sortable spreadsheet lists, and other data points that help with:

  • Performing capacity planning
  • Tracking performance trends over time
  • Monitoring for over 100 best practice alerts & errors
  • Preventing misconfigurations
  • Maintaining devices
  • Finding and repurposing storage space (improving efficiency)
  • Preparing for and improving data migrations
  • Performing chargeback and showback reporting
  • Monitoring SAN switches for errors and capacity planning purposes
  • Plus much more

For a full list of all Visual Storage Intelligence reporting & alerting features, complete the form below:

Visual Storage Intelligence® is designed for storage & infrastructure administrators, architects, engineers, and directors – as well as IT executives – and anyone else working with large enterprise storage infrastructures (usually 1 PB of storage or more).

Visual Storage Intelligence® is also a great fit for MSPs who are looking for simplified ways to manage their clients’ environments.

See for yourself how we can help make your job easier!

Homegrown Tools
These have a lot of customization abilities, but they require a ton of time and effort to manually maintain. Plus, if the person who built or manages the tool leaves the company, a lot of training and knowledge will be required to continue leveraging it. With Visual Storage Intelligence®, we handle all of the maintenance and development – and you won’t need a dedicated person on staff to “make the tool work.”

Native Vendor Tools
With Visual Storage Intelligence®, you’ll never have to log into separate tools just to see data and insights from different devices you own. We display everything together on a single pane of glass, automating reports and analytics that teams often have to build spreadsheets to compile when using native vendor tools (like Active IQ, Pure ONE, HPE Insights etc.) in a multi-vendor storage environment. On top of that, we display your compute and cloud information as well – we go way beyond on-prem devices.

Storage-Vendor SRMs
Unlike NetApp (OCI), Dell EMC (SRM), and similar vendor tool distributors, Visual Storage Intelligence® does not manufacture or design storage devices – meaning we have no bias towards one set of devices, and no motive to omit certain data about your devices for sales purposes. Plus, Visual Storage Intelligence® is often less than half the maintenance renewal costs of most storage management tools.

Independent SRMs
Other vendor-agnostic tools like Virtana, Aptare, SolarWinds SRM, and similar tools can be complex – with too many bells and whistles that, at the end of the day, most people don’t really use. Additionally, some of these SRMs are simply add-on products in a much larger company that is focused on other projects. Visual Storage Intelligence® focuses on what’s important to you now. In fact, we often add custom views, reports, or device support within less than a month when clients request them. Our white-glove service is one of our driving principles as a company. Plus, Visual Storage Intelligence® is often less than half the maintenance renewal costs of most storage management tools.

Technical Information

Setting up Visual Storage Intelligence® is simple and usually takes 1-2 hours. All that is needed is a data collection set up call with a Visual Storage Intelligence® consultant, plus CLI or REST API access for data collection purposes.

That means you can set up a 30-day free trial in less than a day!

No, the data that Visual Storage Intelligence® collects is configuration data and does not include sensitive or proprietary information.

All data is collected through commands and scripts generally available on all platforms to run on your storage arrays. There are no software, agents, or appliances installed.

Capacity Planning as a Service (CPaaS)

Capacity Planning as a Service combines the actionable reporting of Visual Storage Intelligence personal consulting from a capacity planning expert. The result is insights and recommendations to give you full control of your capacity and performance management.

With CPaaS, you can take the responsibility of data collection, reporting, and analysis off your own shoulders. Just leave it to us! One of our expert consultants will collect all the data and reports you need and provide analysis year-round, giving you a front-row seat to your storage growth and performance.

With Capacity Planning as a Service, you’ll receive:

  • data collection and analysis from a dedicated expert consultant
  • monthly calls and reviews
  • quarterly enterprise capacity planning reports
  • purchasing recommendations
  • workload placement recommendations
  • capacity and performance forecasting models
  • data migration cost-savings analysis
  • and more.

Get started today!

Yes; you can subscribe to Capacity Planning as a Service on a stand-alone basis, or you can easily pair it with our reporting tool for maximum impact. A standard Visual Storage Intelligence® reporting tool subscription does not automatically include Capacity Planning as a Service.