ManageEngine OpStor Adds Support for Pure Storage All-Flash Arrays

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  • (1888PressRelease) March 13, 2015 - Dubai, UAE - ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that it has added support for Pure Storage all-flash arrays in OpStor, its storage resource management and capacity forecasting solution. Available immediately, the latest version of OpStor also features a new, forecast dashboard that predicts storage capacity utilization based on historical data and displays the prediction on the home screen. OpStor also gains a Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) framework that allows any device based on SMI-S to be monitored through OpStor. Taken together, the new OpStor features help storage admins manage increasingly demanding storage environments.

    Flash arrays have taken the storage arena by storm. All-flash arrays provide high input/output operations per second (IOPS), higher capacity for the space employed, improved performance, lower power bills and ultra-low latency when compared to disk storage. IDC predicts that worldwide spending in the enterprise all-flash storage market will grow to $1.6B in 2016 from $0.3B in 2012 . With many enterprises adopting all-flash arrays, storage admins need solutions that can manage their upgraded multi-vendor domains.

    "All-flash arrays boost the storage performance that enterprises look for, but adding a flash dimension to multi-vendor storage environments will also increase their complexity," said Pravin Kumar, product manager of OpStor at ManageEngine. "With OpStor and its support for Pure Storage all-flash arrays, storage admins can monitor their all-flash devices along with the entire storage environment from a single console."

    OpStor Upgrade: All-Flash Arrays, Forecast Dashboard, SMI-S Framework
    Flash vendors claim their arrays can deliver tens of thousands of IOPS, and storage admins need to know if their devices are performing the IOPS as promised. Also, it is important to monitor the disk status of flash arrays because erase and rewrite cycles eventually wear down the flash cells.

    OpStor helps discover these scenarios by allowing storage admins to view the following key performance indicator (KPI) categories for Pure Storage all-flash arrays:
    Array infrastructure view: array usable capacity, data reduction, IOPS and read/ write latency
    Connected volume details: volume IOPS, volume latency, snapshot information, thin provisioning percentage and read/write throughput
    Other important metrics: controller status, port status, host to LUN mapping and temperature status

    In addition to the Pure Storage support, OpStor has gained a new forecast dashboard, which summarizes all the future capacity requirements of the storage environment at a glance. With its new dashboard, OpStor alerts the storage admin when the array has reached 80 percent and 90 percent of its usable capacity, making it easier to predict capacity outages.

    Finally, the latest version of OpStor includes an SMI-S framework. The new framework lets OpStor monitor any SMI-S protocol-based device. Some of the SMI-S devices that can now be monitored are: Huawei OceanStor, IBM XIV storage system, Dell Compellent and Bull StoreWay (Optima). Coupled with an impressive new user interface, OpStor delivers its host of new features while ensuring a rich and hassle-free user experience.

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