The enormous volume, velocity and variety of data flooding the enterprise is creating a massive challenge that is overwhelming traditional storage approaches.
The enormous volume, velocity and variety of data flooding the enterprise is creating a massive challenge that is overwhelming traditional storage approaches. There is a constant demand for capacity, based on the fact that everything is digitized, Data is exponentially generated and there are a growing number of environments demanding capacity for analytics and Big data projects. In order to satisfy the A space needed to such demands, companies need to effectively and dynamically manage the storage resources, but mainly identify existing and ongoing gaps between Capacity provisioning and effective usage.
The key is to identify whether storage resource allocations are providing business value.
There is a need to find out whether storage allocations are reaching a client or application claim, and also expose historical leftovers of data copy structures with unused and non-relevant copies of production data. Whilst information is estimated to grow by factor over the next decade, companies need to move beyond storage consolidation and tiering solutions. It is imperative to decouple the analytics of storage efficiency from tools provided by storage vendors in order to provide objective information. Traditionally, companies have responded to the need for more storage by adding more hardware, improving Technology Storage Saving Technics and implementing Storage Tiering. This approach will increase budgets and investments for more infrastructure and storage management resources.
“IoT deployments will generate large quantities of data that need to be processed and analyzed in real time,” says Fabrizio Biscotti, research director at Gartner. “Processing large quantities of IoT data in real time will increase as a proportion of workloads of data centers, leaving providers facing new security, capacity and analytics challenges.”
It is about time to use independent vendor agnostic solutions to analyze and correlate the allocated resources for effective implementation, distribution and usage with proper alignment to business values.
Correlata platform working on top and around the existing platforms, uses a unique data-fusion analytic concept (patent pending), providing a new level of management insights and visibility on ALL data center operations, across ALL systems, platforms, applications, and ensures you’re not just up and running, but highly available, resilient per your design intentions and business objectives.
Correlata Identifies “black holes” in the IT setup and generates reports of discrepancies, anomalies, data loss, mis-configurations, and availability risks. In addition, Correlata exposes allocated IT resources that don’t provide value to any application or service. Correlata solution quantifies the IT resources allocated to computing systems, Databases and applications, identify no usage, partial and ineffective use of provisioned resources , eliminate the need for those IT resources that do not create any business value, minimize service unavailability and data loss potential risks whilst creating a clear and precise picture of the IT environment and sharing information of how Federal Agencies can squeeze their existing infrastructure in order to provide more Quality Of Services (QOS) with same or even less investments, make sure that there are no hidden risks on system availability, data protection process, potential failures on data recovery and realize gaps on under/over provisioning of Infrastructure delivered to satisfy customer’s business commitments, regulations and SLA’s.Correlata can help the Federal Data Centers to: – Reducing IT budgets – Efficient provisioning of IT Resources and services. – Mitigate hidden and potential risks of system availability and data loss. – Identify over and under provisioning of Infrastructure resources according to business requirements. – Compliance of data protection and high availability vs. de-facto implementation and SLA’s. Correlata can identify correlation of IT infrastructure layers and their function in the following areas:
Storage should serve not only storage volumes to store and retrieve information to/from applications, BUT also identify appropriate storage type allocation, ensure data mapping to multiple servers for high availability designs, provide appropriate source, staging and target storage space for data protection, enable intelligent use of storage to create data copies, ensure end-to-end redundancy from disk spindle to Application by analyzing LUN structures, Storage array front-end distribution and storage virtualization implementations.Storage Networking should serve not only the connectivity between storage arrays and servers running applications and Databases, BUT also allow complementary services such as abstraction, storage virtualization, resiliency, redundancy by providing service survivability and identify any possible risk of single point of failure.
Blade Systems, physical servers and virtualization solution should serve not only Database Systems and multi-Tier applications computing layer, BUT also provide maximum availability and business continuity as part of complete disaster recovery and business continuity architecture.Data Protection solution should extend the backup process, mapping gaps between existing Data structures as volumes, file systems and databases reflected to servers; Data protection policies implemented by backup, copy services and replication systems and internal compliance dictated by customer’s SLA’s and internal regulations
Service Availability solution should correlate end-to-end chain of infrastructure HW & SW objects such as storage arrays, network devices, server adaptors in addition to infrastructure SW objects such as Multipathing, server volume management and clustering to ensure no SPOF across the whole chain of infrastructure elements supporting Applications and Databases. Manage an efficient delivery of heterogeneous and best of breed services of storage systems, switches and Directors, Physical and virtual servers, as well as maintaining effective IT infrastructure provisioning to application Systems and Databases – require a holistic solution.
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