BVQ helps to reduce storage and operating risks
BVQ helps to save cost in various ways. With BVQ one can plan more cost-efficient, because decisions are based on measured facts. The technical insight gives a better control of operating risks and allows to analyze performance problems faster. With all the gained knowledge one can better estimate limits and pro actively react or avoid mistakes.
- Reduction of purchasing cost
With the availability measurements and appropriate presentation of results in BVQ Treemaps associated with IO density colorations, BVQ provides an excellent base to obtain a better assessment about the required amount of performance. In most cases companies can unlock large savings in storage acquisition and operation by using BVQ.
- Reduction of operating risks
A storage system has no organizational/structural requirements and thus cannot prevent major risks for the high-availability, which are produced by simple migrations. By using rules, BVQ can discover crept errors which would have fatal consequences for the availability even during a partial failure.
- Avoidance or fast mastering of performance bottlenecks
Unexplained performance bottlenecks always lead to losses - either by rapid expansion to compensate the shortage of infrastructure, or by services which don´t work with the desired performance. Shortages can also lead to failure of servers and services. For these cases BVQ is a proven tool to find the causes and to eliminate them.
- Proactive problem avoidance
A storage administrator using BVQ always works more proactive, than an administrator without these tools. With this procedure alone many problems can already be avoided in advance. Further improvements, in form of periodic health checks, can also be realized here by the additional involvement of external consultants.
Creating additional storage value
BVQ enhances a SVC / Storwize system with new disciplines such as accounting, service level management, copy service management and the integration of VMware relevant information.