Graphical Reporting in Galileo Performance Explorer Creates In-house Alternatives to New Equipment Purchases

Server/storage performance monitoring tool spotlights $86,000 savings opportunity for national auto parts retailer.

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Custom Dashboard View: Patterns of overuse or underutilization stand out instantly with Galileo’s colorful comparative graphics.

Case Study: National Auto Parts Retailer

In this case, Galileo’s analytic capabilities and graphic reports showed that the real problem was an artificially low entitlement threshold for the LPAR in question and that six of the CPUs in the frame were actually unutilized.

Malvern, PA (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

Custom dashboard views in Galileo Performance Explorer™, a cloud-based performance monitoring tool developed by the ATS Group, offer deep views into server allocation, performance, and capacity planning. In their very first use by one national auto parts retailer, they identified an alternative to an $86,000 new-equipment investment.

The acquisition was originally planned to supplement the processing power of a 10-way IBM 570 frame where a time critical application appeared to be maxing out CPU capacity. Built-in tools within the retailer’s AIX system indicated that the logical partition (LPAR) running the application was exceeding its CPU entitlement on the frame, leading the retailer and its hosting provider to believe that the CPUs were overloaded.

“Galileo’s color-coded charts make it very easy for clients to visualize both problems and solutions, almost instantly,” says Tim Conley, co-founder and principal partner for the ATS Group. “In this case, Galileo’s analytic capabilities and graphic reports showed that the real problem was an artificially low entitlement threshold for the LPAR in question and that six of the CPUs in the frame were actually unutilized.” Once the client recognized they had excess CPU capacity in-house, they avoided the new investment by redefining LPAR entitlement within the existing infrastructure.

As a cloud-based subscription service, Galileo provides universal access to IT server and storage analysis from any browser window. Hundreds of charts and metrics provide the broadest coverage of key performance criteria in the industry. And for more accurate long-term analysis, it permanently stores data recorded in real time and charted in five-minute increments. Users across service, manufacturing, and retail industries have used Galileo to consolidate performance analysis into one tool, reduce administrative time devoted to that analysis, and prevent unnecessary expenditures.

About Galileo Performance Explorer

Created and supported by ATS Group, Galileo Performance Explorer™ improves IT utilization and capacity planning with convenient cloud-based performance monitoring. Galileo delivers hundreds of analytical perspectives on server and storage hardware and virtualization environments for key decision makers. These deeper insights go far beyond reactive alarms to support optimal performance of physical and virtual servers and storage, supporting IBM® AIX®, Linux®, Windows®, and IBM® SVC and Storwize® V7000 storage. Built on an innovative SaaS architecture, Galileo installs in minutes without onsite data or expensive hardware requirements. Automatic collection of real-time data and quick, easy, graphical reporting via an intuitive web interface offers access to custom dashboards with full drilldown into data details, anywhere, anytime. Galileo empowers users from IT administrators to C-level management at mid-size to Fortune 100 companies including leaders in security-sensitive industries.

For a free 30-day trial using your own data, visit http://www.GalileoSuite.com.


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  • Jim Tagliaferri
    TME Communications for ATS Group
    (610) 420-7401
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