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Are you not seeing the results you expected when you migrated to the cloud? Improperly-sized cloud storage, such as over-provisioning, can decrease performance and devastate your budget. Don’t let poorly-sized storage negatively impact user experience. Organizations often make it a top goal to optimize their cloud environments for cost and performance, but without the necessary monitoring and analysis, IT leaders may not get the results they expect. Learn how to right-size your cloud capacity in just two clicks.
Right-sizing is a key for optimizing cloud infrastructure, performance, and cost-efficiency, but also one that involves continually analyzing storage performance and usage needs and patterns. VSI helps organizations simplify cloud capacity monitoring and analysis, making sure IT leaders can quickly and easily get to the data that they need. In just two clicks, VSI offers IT leaders storage transparency and data confidence through consistent reporting and a single pane of glass across the enterprise.
Right-Sizing Your Cloud Capacity Requires a New Way of Thinking
What business doesn’t want to save money? The cloud has a reputation for offering outstanding performance at a low cost, but that isn’t always the case; it all depends on utilizing the right amount of resources and ensuring that you have enough storage to handle your needs without overpaying for any unused resources. For organizations that have primarily had their storage on-premise, migrating to the cloud requires a different mindset.
Imagine your storage as a restaurant with 100 seats available, and you’ve divided those seats into 10 tables. Now, if your storage is on-premise, you tell each table head that they can invite 15 people to their table. That’s 150 seats, more than you have, but you do this because you know they won’t fill that many seats. This kind of over-provisioning takes place in data centers around the world, and IT leaders who are used to working on-premise are accustomed to over-provisioning their storage for the simple fact that it can be expensive to suddenly run short of resources and have to quickly buy and deploy more.
However, this same kind of over-provisioning doesn’t work in the cloud environment. By treating the environments the same, many organizations find themselves surprised by cloud computing costs and struggle to accurately budget for usage. Cloud storage dynamically expands to meet needs, which means that IT leaders have to realize that the old way of monitoring storage performance won’t work.
In order to make cloud storage work for your organization economically, VSI helps IT leaders more accurately monitor their storage environment, giving IT teams advanced warning of any problems through consistent reporting. In an on-premise storage environment, where over-provisioning is essentially a non-issue, VSI won’t alert you, but in a cloud environment, where over-provisioning will cost you more money, VSI will now alert you to potential over-provisioning storage issues.
With VSI the Data You Need is Just Two Clicks Away
Wrongly-sized storage environments are a major contributor to wasted spending, so why is right-sizing an operation that is frequently ignored? Primarily for the fact that right-sizing is often a more complex operation than it initially assumed. For example, VMWare offers vRealize Operations (vROps), an application that monitors cloud environments and incorporates predictive analytics. However, using this product, it might take 10 to 15 clicks just to get to the data that you need.
Now with VSI, the data you need is just two clicks away. The greatest benefits to right-sizing your cloud storage are infrastructure optimization and reduced costs, which is why VSI makes it easier for IT leaders, helping you to quickly and easily get to the data you need. This new functionality from VSI can also help IT leaders to right-size their VMWare by taking into account compute and memory utilization. By tracking trends over time and comparing cloud versus on-premise versus multiple clouds, VSI’s analytic tools will help you think of cloud storage in a new way.
Right-sizing is an ongoing effort, one that requires you to consistently keep track of your storage environment to ensure that resources are utilized efficiently. VSI helps IT leaders with tools to monitor their storage environment and measure cloud storage metrics, allowing you to effectively right-size your cloud infrastructure.
Optimize your resources and drive cost savings solutions with help from VSI. VSI offers IT leaders complete visibility into what’s going on across the storage environment, giving IT teams advanced warning of any problems through consistent reporting and a single pane of glass across the enterprise. Schedule a demo to talk to a VSI data expert and see how you can right-size your cloud environment.
- Improperly sized cloud storage can decrease performance and devastate your budget.
- Right-sizing is key for optimizing cloud infrastructure, performance, and cost-efficiency.
- Right-sizing is an ongoing effort, one that requires you to consistently keep track of your storage environment to ensure resources are utilized efficiently.
- VSI helps IT leaders with tools to monitor their cloud storage environment, allowing you to effectively right-size your cloud infrastructure.