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Delivering a storage performance solution for the virtual data center and cloud

By Manoj Raisinghani, Director, HP Software Product Marketing (Data Center Automation)


Virtualization and the resulting virtual machine sprawl have impacted storage networks with performance challenges.  Hot spots on disk, dead disks, drop in port throughput, dead ports—these are just some of the performance issues.


Such element failures or bottlenecks impact your storage infrastructures’ ability to deliver on application service-level agreements (SLAs).  To get beyond these challenges, you need proactive management of performance and a solid plan for future capacity growth.  HP Storage Essentials helps you get there with the extension of its existing path-aware performance management functionality.


Unique capabilities for path-aware performance management


HP Storage Essentials provides unique capabilities in one solution to solve key performance challenges. The software:

  1. Identifies the path with a dead element or performance bottleneck.
  2. Isolates the elements on the path that are impacting the overall performance.
  3. Provides deep performance metrics on the elements to troubleshoot the performance degradation.
  4. Brings color to an intense situation. It shows historical trends of performance metrics and reports. This information helps you analyze and plan performance so you can deliver against SLAs.

HP Storage Essentials provides the single-pane-of-glass view to path-aware performance management of HP, HDS, EMC and NetApp arrays.  In addition to helping you realize more value for your storage array investment, it enables your organization to better plan for growth while reducing risk.


Integration with the HP Data Center Automation solution enables you to align storage tasks with your cross-data-center efforts. Integration with the HP Information Management portfolio helps you correlate insight into your storage infrastructure with your data protection plan to efficiently monitor the entire backup process. You gain a complete picture of your information state.


The bottom line? You now have the ability to manage the performance of your storage services to enable the deployment of private, public and hybrid cloud environments.


 For additional information, go to our HP Storage Essentials site.

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