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ESG Lab Report: OnCommand Insight for Virtualization and Cloud


The mantra “IT needs to be more tightly aligned to the business” has become more than just a lofty goal and is now a business mandate. Organizations are taking proactive steps to ensure this becomes reality, with more emphasis being placed on business process improvement.  However this transformation will require more than just changing roles and new paradigms for IT justification. Organizations also need to transform the infrastructure to build more agile and flexible IT environments by leveraging new technologies and management tools.

Server and application mobility in virtualization and cloud environments creates interdependencies that can be quite complex and opaque. Analytics tools are becoming a requirement to correlate the interdependencies between applications, virtual machines, physical servers, and storage.

ESG Lab performed hands-on evaluation and testing of NetApp OnCommand Insight management software with advanced analytics. The test environment was built to reflect a heterogeneous server and storage infrastructure to demonstrate the ability to manage across domains and provide end-to-end visibility from the applications down into the storage systems in both physical and virtualized IT infrastructures. ESG Lab followed the path a user might take to use OnCommand Insight to optimize their infrastructure for maximum benefit while simplifying planning and purchasing decisions, managing storage as an end-to-end service, and integrating storage into the IT service-delivery chain.

Read this report to learn more about OnCommand Insight's performance, capacity, and configuration management capabilities.

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Looking forward for an update:>)


Hi Henry,

Good news!  We just completed the lab with ESG and will be publishing an update next month.  Stay tuned!



Cool Icrewe,

That's will help my fight with SRM from EMC:>)



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