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Intelligent Storage Operations – Example with Hitachi Data Systems

Server virtualization brings tremendous benefits in consolidation, operational efficiency and agility. With all the benefits, come the complexity of managing virtual and physical infrastructure and VMware vCenter Operations Suite plays vital role in ensuring service levels while continuously optimizing and automating operations management using predictive analytics. Things get little more tricky in managing storage in a virtual storage environment as it comes with several challenges in efficiency and complexity.

Storage partner HDS has partnered with VMware to create single-pane-of-glass management tool to manage, monitor and provision storage resources. HDS has integrated with VMware vCenter Operations to provide intuitively consumable dashboards to optimize resource deployment and shorten the mean time to resolution. The Hitachi Management Pack & integration allows virtual infrastructure administrator to understand the environment and  deploy additional resources based on performance bottleneck and consumption forecast. HDS 1

HDS 2Hitachi storage Management Pack with VMware vCenter Operations provides real-time insightful view of storage infrastructure to proactively plan and manage performance, utilization and capacity. Tight integration with vCenter Operations Manager provides seamless experience to VI & Storage administrators.

Hitachi VM Performance (IOPS)

HDS 3Hitachi VM Capacity

HDS 4Integration between Hitachi Storage and vCenter Operations allows the administrators to have a high level view to zero in on area of focus. The ability to have a comprehensive view significantly reduces the mean time to resolution. VI admin can drill down into specific resource to gain deep insights into resource for optimum management.

Integrated stack of Hitachi Storage Adapter and vCenter Operations Manager reduces complexity, enhances productivity and improves agility to support dynamic business environment.  The combination of both software and hardware technologiesdelivers automation and predictability which are enabler for software-defined-data-center.

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