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  • Eliminate manual tasks and spreadsheets. Can save 5-25 hours plus a week in reducing the weekly and ad hoc reports that must be created. Increase operational efficiency with a storage manager that offers end-to-end visibility and centralized control Reduce the costs of multiple point tools with integrated storage management software Automate Chargeback/ShowbackCreate internal cloud serviceGood way to slow storage growth-even 1% reduction in growth saves significant money.Storage utilizationFind underutilized hosts. Find underutilized Interswitch Links (ISL’s).Verify that applications are using the correct tier of storage.Identify utilization rate improvement opportunities: With the host utilization view, can identify reclamation opportunities.Unallocated and undiscovered LUN’sLUN’s allocated and discovered but not usedLUNs part of a volume group, but no data written to that volume groupLUNs allocated to a decommissioned hostUnused space inside a volume groupVolumes created but not mountedUnused space inside a Database such as SQL Server or OracleMake sure you’re not giving tier 1 to a tier 2 applicationEnsure complianceAutomated policies- Set Policy -> Report -> Enforce Policy (MDE, User Reports/action) - > Revisit Policy (change definition of stale data, inappropriate files, etc.)Reduce Total Cost of OwnershipReduce the costs of multiple point tools with integrated storage management software

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  • 1. VMware, Storage & KitchenappliancesDon’t call me Brenda!
  • 2. Universal truths  The way VM Guests map through to the physical storage is more important now than ever – Both RAW and VMFS  Virtualisation has changed the I/O usage patterns out of all recognition – The I/O Blender » It’s no longer Server – HBA – LUN –Raid Group » Consolidation of many Guests I/O flows causes hotspots quickly » Choices and trade offs: VMFS/RAW, SAN, NAS & User Persona data  The storage and performance demands are only increasing – VDC/VDI & Cloud – Data growth  Buying more storage is not always the right answer – It can just delay the inevitable  Backup visibility can’t stop at the image or snapshot – Audit, Compliance and Regulation still applyCopyright 2012 APTARE, Inc. 2
  • 3. The Blender Better knowledge and visibility can lead to better performance planning and a lot less issues The I/O Blender still exists – vSphere’s VAAI has helped a great deal » But random I/O streams still can cause havoc in block storage • LUN spreading and “smoothing” the data path can help – Choices about Guest to Datastore ratios – Choices about storage types for different needs » SAN (VMFS or RAW), NAS/NFS, Split – Monitoring both the VM and Arrays performance metrics » Even the Fibre Channel metrics 3 3
  • 4. Data Protection  Two primary methods, lots of options – Image based – Snapshot based  But the business and the auditors need visibility & proof – Full data life cycle visibility » From guest, to datastore, to image/snapshot, to.. where? • Backup storage? Tape media? Cold storage? • What about data retentions? • HiPPA, SOX and local audit requirements still must be met • Reporting and exception management is keyCopyright 2011 APTARE, Inc. 4
  • 5. How Can APTARE Help? Backup Server Block Storage VTL/Tape Libraries NAS De-duplication devices SAN Fabric Replication Virtual Servers Database CMDB Management InfrastructureReporting Portal
  • 6. Reporting Themes  Scope – The area of infrastructure to report / analyze  Grouping – Focus on specific areas of interest in the overall infrastructure  Attributes – Business related values for individual components  Management by Exception – Reducing reporting complexity  Automation – Save time and effort  Connectivity – Need to understand how components affect each otherCopyright 2011 APTARE, Inc. 6
  • 7. Storage mappingCopyright 2011 APTARE, Inc. 7
  • 8. Array RAID group and LUN PerformanceCopyright 2011 APTARE, Inc. 8
  • 9. Snaps that can be deletedCopyright 2011 APTARE, Inc. 9
  • 10. Capacity & ForecastingCopyright 2011 APTARE, Inc. 10
  • 11. Data ProtectionCopyright 2011 APTARE, Inc. 11
  • 12. StorageConsole Meets the Challenges… Storage Management Data Protection Management Backup Backup Manager Fabric Replication Fabric Manager Replication Manager Common Virtual Storage Virtualization Manager Capacity Manager Database Unstructured Data File Analytics StorageConsole ReportsCopyright 2012 APTARE, Inc.12
  • 13. APTARE Advantages  Agentless Data Collection – No additional software installed on servers  Single Data Store – Information value multiplies with additional modules  Web-based Reporting – Reports can be run from anywhere on any web browser  Heterogeneous – Support for all the main vendors and products  Multi-Tenanted – Create Customer/Department specific views.  Custom Report Writing  Global Hub and Spoke ArchitectureCopyright 2011 APTARE, Inc. 13