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How Visual Storage Intelligence® Works

Visual Storage Intelligence® is a software-as-a-service that shrinks your multi-vendor storage, compute, and cloud data into a single pane of glass filled with interactive reports.

Our visibility helps you manage, forecast, monitor, and optimize your infrastructure. In other words, we make your job easier! Read more below.



What Visual Storage Intelligence® Does

We create 20/20 visibility, no matter how complex your infrastructure. We’re a one-stop shop for storage management.


Multi-Vendor Reporting with Visual Storage Intelligence

Multi-Vendor Reporting

Compatible with 80+ offerings from over 17 vendors, our single pane of glass reporting unifies your entire infrastructure – storage, compute, cloud, and hyperconverged.

Capacity Planning with Visual Storage Intelligence

Capacity Planning

Use models, forecasting, and projections to predict capacity and performance trends, identify future issues, improve budgeting accuracy, and prevent overages.

Health and Monitoring with Visual Storage Intelligence

Health Monitoring

Stop reacting to emergencies and start preventing them instead. We monitor for over 100 industry-standard best practices and notify you of any warnings and alerts.

Storage Optimization with Visual Storage Intelligence

Workload Optimization

Use more of the storage assets you already have. We help you find hidden and fragmented free space, right-size workloads and VMs, prepare for data migrations, and more.

White-Glove Service with Visual Storage Intelligence

Weekly Efficiency Analysis

We provide weekly email analyses from a personalized expert. Analyses highlight changes in your infrastructure and new opportunities – and warnings – for improvements.

Unbeatable Value with Visual Storage Intelligence

Asset Value Maximization

Our visibility helps clients get the most out of their storage assets – at a lower price per petabyte than our competitors. It’s no surprise that 100% of our clients save money!

How Visual Storage Intelligence® Works

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.

What Makes Visual Storage Intelligence® Unique

Our clients choose Visual Storage Intelligence® because we offer unique solutions and personal service at an unbeatable value.


Save Time & Money

Actionable automation replaces countless hours of manual reporting with instant data – while optimizing storage assets from day 1 by revealing fragmented free space and other opportunities to get the most value out of your devices.

Plan Ahead

Our modeling and forecasting abilities enable better budgeting for IT directors, stronger strategizing for capacity planners, and enhanced predictability for storage architects.

Improve Efficiency

We turn reactive IT departments into proactive teams. With better analysis and streamlined processes, storage & compute teams are more efficient, more confident, and less siloed.


 

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


How does Visual Storage Intelligence® work?

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.

What is included in Visual Storage Intelligence’s® data reporting?

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:

Who is Visual Storage Intelligence® for?

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!

How does Visual Storage Intelligence® compare with other storage resource management (SRM) options?

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


How long does it take to set up Visual Storage Intelligence®?

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!

How is my data protected? Are there any security risks?

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

How is the data collected? Are any agents installed on-prem?

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)


What is 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.

What is included in Capacity Planning as a Service?

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!

Is Capacity Planning as a Service a separate offering from Visual Storage Intelligence’s® standard reporting subscription?

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.

What is the difference between Capacity Planning as a Service and Visual Storage Intelligence’s® standard reporting tool?


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