Life Without StorONE
If your data storage environment gives you nightmares, you probably have a large, seemingly unmanageable system that has several silos, and is a lot for anyone to learn. Keep reading to learn about the biggest headache, and workarounds we hear about, and then how StorONE can help you bring all of your workloads into one easy-to-manage platform.
Causes of Overly Complex Storage Environments
Large Teams, Different Systems, Demanding Jobs
Most data storage systems demand extensive knowledge, skills, and experience. There are many manual labor-intensive processes to provision, set up different RAID protections, snapshots, clones, replication, tiering, and more – for block, file, and object storage. Multiply this by hundreds to thousands of volumes to manage and it becomes a time-consuming nightmare.
That level of labor-intensive time-consuming complexity means many of these services are used sparingly. They’re frequently set up once, forgotten, left unchanged, and not optimized.
Keep in mind that storage administrators have many tasks within their day-to-day functions. In many IT organizations, the storage administration is only one of the administrator’s responsibilities. Trying to remember a series of complicated steps or even take the time to document them is neither practical nor sustainable.
Workarounds to Attempt to Reduce Stoage Complexity
Your data storage admins have hard task limits like everyone else. They write scripts to automate as many manual tasks as they can. Problems arise almost immediately. Those scripts are seldom documented, tested for quality assurance, patched, or updated. When it breaks, and they will break, even the original admin will have problems figuring out why. If the admin did not write the script, it becomes an exercise in futility and they will write a new script...
Hire More Experienced Data Storage Admins
Unfortunately, there are fewer all the time as baby boomers retire and those graduating from college into the workforce lack those traits. Those with those traits are quite expensive.
Simplify Your Environment with StorONE
Implement Optimized Data Placement
Optimized Data Placement (ODP) enables you to automate labor-intensive, time-consuming, and error-prone data tiering. StorONE made hybrid storage simple and cost-effective with a highly advanced auto-tiering algorithm. Data is automatically moved to low-cost HDDs when incoming writes aren't present. In other words, when your data becomes cool or cold. This saves your more expensive and more performant flash tier for hot data.
Intuitive graphical user Interface (GUI)
Your StorONE GUI is designed to be intuitive to the novice, average user, and expert alike. It provides both real-time and historical graphs for allocation, performance in latencies, IOPS, throughput, by system, and volume. Easy to use and customize on the fly. Sets a new standard for data storage GUI. It also comes with both CLI and a RestFUL API.