Built on industry standards, StorageIM leverages the resources of the
open source community and standards organizations to create a robust, highly scalable monitoring and management solution. As an IT monitoring and development tool, StorageIM supports HBAs, arrays,
virtualizers, switches, tape libraries and HHRC across product lines with a
high degree of interoperability.
StorageIM is a software that is used in all sizes of environments, small
to enterprise, to monitor, on real time basis, the effective
utilization of the storage resources so as to save money by not wasting
dollars spent on hardware and the time in administration of that
hardware. StorageIM can also be used to model scenarios of environment
changes so that you can determine your future resource consumption based
upon planned additions to or subtractions from your environment.
StorageIM can be used to effectively point out current problems in the
environment to assist in the balancing of the use of resources so as to
get a more effective use of your current investment thus providing a
StorageIM monitors all of the current mainstream storage devices
available on the market today. Those resources include small to
enterprise arrays, storage contained within servers and the fibre
channel and iSCSI switching infrastructure which connects the storage
StorageIM uses the industry standard SMI-S
capabilities to communicate with the resources and gather information
on a real-time basis. StorageIM stores information that was gathered
for use in current problem resolution and to perform trend analysis.
Why is this industry standard capability of more value than using the
proprietary APIs that are provided by my storage vendors?
vendors are putting a large investment into the adoption of the industry
standard SMI-S stack. They have realized that the SMI-S offers the
information required to manage an environment for more than 80% of the
management functions that are found in a normal computer operations or
data center environments.
What problems will StorageIM help me address?
Growth of the quantity of
storage in a computing environment is one of the biggest costs to most
companies. Controlling that growth helps management to control costs
and predict a smooth build of their environment. StorageIM identifies
underutilized resources so that they may be better utilized this
providing a greater current ROI and possibly reducing the short-term
need to capacity expansion. StorageIM can be further applied to the
environment to model future scenarios to help predict resources needs
for such areas as budgeting.
Pick an area of your environment that you spend
a great deal of time managing with respect to growth or may have
capacity issues, download StorageIM and install the hardware SMI-S agent(s).
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