Galileo Performance Explorer Adds IBM DS8000 Storage Array Agent to its Infrastructure Performance Management Suite

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IBM DS8000 Storage Agent

Performance and configuration/capacity in one screen

This new Galileo IBM DS8000 agent allows storage administrators to obtain performance information, management, and monitoring.

Galileo Performance Explorer® — the industry’s first easy-to-use, cloud-based integrated infrastructure performance management (IPM) suite for servers, storage, SAN and applications, developed by the ATS Group, has added a new immediately available agent for IBM DS8000 storage arrays. The new DS8000 agents include deep capabilities for ‘at a glance’ graphical proactive storage performance, capacity and configuration views within Galileo IT Intelligence Dashboards.

“Within the Galileo Suite, we are trying to make it easy to proactively monitor infrastructure such as IBM DS8000 storage arrays from an integrated management console,” says Tim Conley, Principal and Co-Founder of Galileo and the ATS Group. “This new Galileo IBM DS8000 agent allows storage administrators to obtain performance information, management, and monitoring for all DS8000 filers and storage solutions."

Avoiding downtime, improving performance, isolating configuration issues, and greatly reducing problem resolution time are the key benefits for users of this new Galileo agent. With the Galileo DS8000 agent, administrators can access configuration information—including volumes, ranks, array sites, LSSs, LCUs, and storage fiber ports – while At-a-Glance Virtual Group and Disk Usage analysis reporting lets administrators customize dashboard parameters, view disk usage, and trend capacity usage over time.

At-a-Glance Dashboards

The new DS8000 storage array agent includes Galileo’s new IT Intelligence Dashboards which offer simple views and detailed drilldowns for underutilized Storage capacity, showing a global view of all volumes and how much capacity, in groups, might be reclaimable capacity. Users can customize their own personal DS8000 dashboard by date ranges selecting by System, Volume, Ranks, or Array Sites and then can group the charts that are most important. Using the new DS8000 agent they can:

  • Observe cluster resources to confirm proper load balancing
  • Monitor storage arrays by drilling deeper into every array component
  • Get visibility into logical user numbers (LUNs), fixed block (FB) and count key data (CKD) volumes, physical hard drives, operational array status, aggregates, Fiber Connect (FC) I/O ports on switches and arrays, and more.

All Galileo capabilities are accessible for evaluation via a free 30-Day Trial program or by requesting a personal demonstration. Contact Galileo for flexible subscription pricing information.

About Galileo Performance Explorer

Galileo Performance Explorer® is the industry’s first integrated infrastructure performance management (IPM) suite for servers, storage, SAN and applications. It was designed by data center experts from real-world implementations to improve IT utilization and capacity planning with proactive, convenient cloud-based solutions. Galileo delivers hundreds of analytical perspectives for key decision makers that go far beyond reactive alarms. Built on an innovative SaaS architecture, Galileo installs in minutes without onsite data or expensive hardware requirements. Automatic collection of real-time data, with quick, easy, graphical reporting via an intuitive web interface, offers access to custom dashboards with full drilldown into data details, anywhere, anytime.

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