If your storage environment includes a mix of IBM® Spectrum Protect® (formerly IBM Tivoli System Manager®) and multi-vendor storage products, Rocket® Servergraph makes it easy to understand what’s happening in your backup environment. With support for vendors and storage devices, including cloud options, you can ensure that your critical data isn’t vulnerable to capacity surprises.
Running out of capacity can affect overall application availability and performance. Servergraph helps ensure that storage devices aren’t the root cause of performance issues. It continuously monitors and forecasts storage usage across more than 30 different data protection environments and storage devices, including VTLs, schedulers, tape, and disks. A centralized console delivers comprehensive, end-to-end reporting of storage metrics by business unit, geography, or other key categories.
When an issue arises, your Servergraph dashboard will make it easy for you to understand there’s a problem. Click through to the performance details of a specific device to find the root cause, then easily return to the overall view to see if there are any parts of your backup and storage environment that were affected.
”When we combine Servergraph with our MSP offering, we’ve been able to show our customers, on average, a 30-50 percent cost savings per year.”
— Darren Sanders
Most enterprise backup environments include multiple toolsets, schedulers and storage environments–often from a variety of vendors. In that environment, meeting governance and compliance requirements can be challenging. Many organizations struggle to balance business opportunities with the rigor required to produce end-to-end reporting.
You can dramatically reduce the time it takes to respond to audit requests by building on-demand dashboards–essentially eliminating the need to build monthly batch reports for each stakeholder. Users get the data they need immediately in their real-time dashboard, and if they need additional information, the intuitive user interface makes it easy for them to update it themselves.
Running out of storage can affect the performance of critical applications, leading to costly outages and angry users. Servergraph lets you diagnose storage issues while optimizing the performance of applications that depend on any storage element.
Collecting data manually in spreadsheets for capacity planning and forecasting isn’t just time consuming, it’s often ineffective. Without a storage monitoring tool that also includes live dashboards, it can be challenging to identify trends or sporadic storage consumption. Servergraph allows you to easily create storage utilization and trending dashboards that empower you to strategically plan around capacity needs and budget. With Servergraph you can easily identify when you’re approaching capacity limits, address bottlenecks, and avoid costly last-minute purchases.
You can tailor dashboards to your users and the information they need with only a few clicks, reducing the amount unnecessary or irrelevant information that get shared. You can quickly drag and drop to create graphs and tables, or create widgets to include additional information from outside Servergraph. If any additional data points are needed, simply update the dashboard (or create a new one in minutes) instead of spending hours building a new report.
With a distributed dashboard environment that’s simple to use and customize, a user can bypass IT and create it him or herself. The result is a happier user who gets what he or she wants faster, and a reduction in the number of IT tickets for the admin team.