Guest post by Kara McMillan, Sr. Product Manager, Storage Management, HP Software
Storage Resource Management is an important area of infrastructure management; at HP it falls under Business Service Management. Storage Resource Management is the discipline of managing both the utilization and performance of the end-to-end storage environment: from host to fabric to storage
Did you know that storage makes up 25% of the typical IT budget? Worse, analysts say that the average customer’s storage utilization is only 50%. Why is that? Storage space gets allocated to host based on expected need, which means that space allocated on day one is meant to address the amount of data expected to be stored over the next one or two years. Often, that space is never fully utilized, and becomes lost space, which, if reclaimed, could reduce or delay the need to purchase additional – and costly – storage hardware.
I’ll be talking about the guiding principles we used when designing SOM:
I’ll also review the features of SOM 10.00 and discuss some of the feedback we received from our early release program participants. Philip will, of course, discuss his experience and observations about SOM and take questions on comparisons to Storage Essentials.
I will also be hosting two Roundtable sessions to discuss storage resource management trends and Storage Operations Manager. Joining me in these discussions will be Software Architects from the SOM R&D team: