Clear Technologies’ Visual Storage Intelligence (VSI) is a storage resource monitoring and management solution that operates as a cloud service that is termed SRM as a Service. The multi-vendor solution works for storage and storage networking devices on premises and for public cloud storage including AWS S3 and Azure blob storage.
The value for customers with VSI goes beyond the traditional Storage Resource Management solutions. The simplicity of use allows IT generalists and management to access information that is usually only available to trained administrative staff. Delivered “as a Service” allows use without the overhead of managing a tool with continued updates that have plagued administrators as yet another task to do.
Information used in the monitoring and analysis for VSI is collected using software installed on a virtual machine. The collector uses various APIs and CLIs to retrieve information from storage systems, VMware, and other devices, and send to the analysis software. The monitoring and reporting software can analyze information over a range of time up to the current data being reported.
Information can be grouped for workloads, organizations, or isolated to specific devices. The group information can be at a high-level such as a business unit or to a specific application (workload). The level of details spans to isolated devices.
A capability that reflects the needs of enterprises with multiple locations is that VSI can present a consolidated view of resource across a single datacenter and across a geography with multiple datacenters. The consolidated view includes health information presented in dashboard format. Utilization, problems, current status, and other details are also shown in the views of the monitored resources.
VSI can be used immediately after setup with an intuitive dashboard. For additional information, new customers are given web-based on-boarding instructions to understand the different capabilities.
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