Gartner Research

Storage Monitoring: Move From a Fragmented Visibility Toward an Integrated Approach

Published: 25 July 2016

ID: G00302814

Analyst(s): Pankaj Prasad, Santhosh Rao

Summary

Storage environments continue to be monitored via stand-alone OEM tools, giving rise to fragmented visibility across a heterogeneous storage environment. Infrastructure architects and IT administrators must use an integrated IT infrastructure monitoring approach to improve overall performance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Monitor Heterogeneous Storage Environments Using Third-Party ITIM Tools for a Complete View of the IT Environment
  • Focus on Applications and Workloads to Determine If Storage Is the Cause of Performance-Related Issues
  • Leverage Insights From Monitoring Tools to Improve Storage Utilization Across Tiers
  • Use Analytics for Predictive Performance of Applications, and Proactively Mitigate the Risks of Downtime
  • Bottom Line

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