Simplistically, capacity management is a supply and demand issue. Still, IT leaders know that, in practice, storage management is a complex challenge that requires balancing workloads running at many different levels, including the data center, cluster, and host level. When you add in the additional level of planning for virtual resources, you further increase the complexity of capacity management.
The ability to accurately predict VMware Capacity Management is crucial to a company’s bottom line. If a company overestimates, they are overspending, purchasing storage and hardware space that they don’t need. If they make simplistic estimates, they are at risk of under-estimating and putting themselves at risk for making large unplanned purchases due to inaccurate forecasting.
IT Leaders need to be able to more accurately track storage capacity within the virtual environment in order to forecast precise outcomes and avoid potential monetary waste, frustration, and vulnerability. VSI can help IT leaders track VMware capacity management so that they are able to make efficient and strategic capacity management decisions.
VMware Presents a More Complex Set of Challenges
VMware has the ability to enable better resource management, helping businesses to get the most out of their resources, making them more efficient, and creating flexibility in the storage environment. But only if they are managed correctly. It’s critical that enterprises don’t overlook the complexity inherent in VMware capacity management.
These virtual environments need ongoing performance and capacity management planning in order to be successful. Monitoring, managing resources, and conducting capacity planning for VMware presents a unique set of challenges, challenges that are even more complex than standard storage capacity management. As these virtual machines run workloads on physical machines in a variety of data centers, IT leaders need a robust and consistent monitoring program to keep track of all the moving pieces.
When it comes to VMware capacity management, IT leaders have to keep track of a wealth of knowledge, including, but not limited to:
- where they are most constrained
- when they will run out of resources
- where potential problems may occur
- how many more VMs will fit
- where they should place VMs
Working with VSI gives IT leaders superior visibility into their data management across the enterprise. VSI does VMware capacity planning at the cluster, host, and VM level and delivers this unified, visual analysis to IT leaders, helping them avoid holes in their capacity management planning and fend off costly infrastructure mistakes.
Faster decision-making, a necessity to keep businesses up and running, has also served to make storage management problems more apparent. IT leaders know that their data maintenance never sleeps, and it’s imperative that your infrastructure planning can keep up. Learn how to maximize resources as data growth continues and IT budgets remain flat and help your company scale with confidence in 2021.