IBM Storage Insights

IBM Storage Insights

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IBM Storage Insights


What is IBM Storage Insights?

IBM Storage Insights is a storage management application designed to support capacity planning, increase storage utilization, and provide performance monitoring.
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What is IBM Storage Insights?

IBM Storage Insights is a storage management application designed to support capacity planning, increase storage utilization, and provide performance monitoring.

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What is IBM Storage Insights?

IBM® Storage Insights is cloud-based AI-driven storage management for on-premises storage. It provides a unified view of a storage environment with a diagnostic events feed, an integrated support experience, and key capacity and performance metrics. It combines proven IBM data management with proprietary analytics from IBM Research. IBM Storage Insights supports IBM block storage and over 440 external storage systems from IBM and others when used with IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize family, or IBM FlashSystem 9100 and V9000.

Storage Insights provides streamlined interaction with IBM support. Features include Call Home, data collectors, automatic support for log uploading, and easy ticket creation and management. IBM support staff use read-only access to diagnostic information about monitored storage systems to proactively help resolve problems and provide recommendations.

IBM Storage Insights Pro includes all the features of IBM Storage Insights plus a more comprehensive view of the performance, capacity, and health of storage. It also helps you reduce storage costs and optimize your data center by providing features like intelligent capacity planning, storage reclamation and tiering, and advanced metrics.

IBM Storage Insights is free if you own IBM block storage systems. IBM Storage Insights Pro is available through a capacity-based subscription.

IBM Storage Insights Features

  • Supported: Cloud-based storage management SaaS
  • Supported: Dashboard view of storage
  • Supported: Streamlined support
  • Supported: Recommendation engine
  • Supported: Comprehensive storage support in one tool

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IBM Storage Insights Competitors

  • EMC CloudIQ
  • NetApp Acrtive IQ
  • HPE InfoSight

IBM Storage Insights Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)30%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)70%

IBM Storage Insights Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorld wide
Supported LanguagesEnglish
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Diego Xavier Rojas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
we use IBM Storage Insights to monitor the performance of all our IBM storage, this product is very powerful in the granularity of storage objects, if we have the performance of each of the objects we can determine which is the bottleneck or what is the problem when we have slowness in our applications
  • graphics granularity
  • custom reports
  • IBM ticket handling
  • the free version unfortunately has very few functionalities, it is almost useless
This product is highly recommended, first because it has a trial version that lasts 30 days, which is a good time to demonstrate the functionalities of this product to customers, in my case it has been very useful when we have a latency problem in the storage and we don't know the cause, I let the application run for a week and I have reports of all the storage components
Simon Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The IBM tool helped us improve the capacity planning strategies, and effectively manage the storage usage and the platform also offers the best performance issues tracking tools. The interface is easy and accessible which allows easy data manipulation via IBM Cloud Services and the ease of transferring multiple data and the storage provided is very secure for all the organization data.
  • Easy storage capacity management.
  • Secure data storage.
  • Easy monitoring of various performance issues.
  • Reporting is the best.
  • Full training is required to obtain the best from the platform.
  • Transferring many different data from other platforms.
  • Collection of multiple data feedback.
IBM Cloud Services is very helpful for saving complex and potential business and clients' data, and the integration functions allow the easy and faster import of multiple data across platforms for analytics and for secure storage on the IBM Cloud Services. Deployment of the platform is very simple and the tracking tools are effective and excellent and even accurate reports building solutions.
Miley Erickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Storage Insights has the ability to securely transfer different data to various storage categories thus ensuring that an organization's data is safe. It is also cost-effective, a feature that helps an organization achieve maximum productivity and efficiency. Additionally, it has efficient Cloud storage that keeps data well secured allowing for system management as well as high-level data management. Lastly, IBM Storage Insights interacts well with other IBM applications and this ensures that productivity is not hindered due to a lack of collaboration among the applications in use.
  • IBM Storage Insights has an excellent interaction with other IBM applications
  • IBM Storage Insights Cloud storage is very secure
  • IBM Storage Insights allows for the transfer of data between different data storage systems
  • IBM Storage Insights is incompatible with most mobile phone applications and this limits its use among mobile phone users.
  • IBM Storage Insights does not have specific performance trackers.
  • IBM Storage Insights deployment is time consuming
IBM Storage Insights is well suited where a firm deals with crucial data that require secure storage. In such a case, the IBM Storage Insights Cloud storage solution comes in handy since it offers a secure storage environment. Besides, IBM Storage Insights allows for the secure transfer of multiple data to various storage tiers, and this results in the cost-effectiveness of the application.
Allan Mark | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Storage Insights has outlined a storage environment that diagnosis security problems that the database may face, deploy an immediate block, in case there is an attack, and offer strategies for data mining when demanded. Further, IBM Storage Insights has accepted integrations with several platforms, more so those that entail databases, to make it efficient and functional. For propriety analytics, IBM Storage Insights is there with clean and outstanding mechanisms.
  • IBM Storage Insights has a comprehensive power in performance, more so for databases, and other analytical extensions.
  • Besides, IBM Storage Insights has deployed the intellectual needs of a company, by improving on the advanced competencies.
  • Finally, IBM Storage Insights has sustainable security procedures, that define firms' position in the market.
  • Android devices still requires IBM Storage Insights for outstanding functionality.
  • Further, IBM Storage Insights has a complex interface, that requires adequate orientation.
  • Besides, IBM Storage Insights is known to offer full service in terms of storage and other evaluating measures.
IBM Storage Insights makes storage either on the cloud or from the premise more efficient, where there are platforms or spaces for every detail. Further, IBM Storage Insights secured an external space of above 400 systems, [which] makes every company comfortable and expands its functionalities. Again, IBM Storage Insights has automated different procedures, making the workforce slightly reduced and costs managed.
Joy Ann | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Storage Insights is a comprehensive, competitive, and confident cloud space, whose importance is storage management and space controls. Further, IBM Storage Insights creates external space that exceeds 440 systems, making the application preferred and magnificent. Besides, IBM Storage Insights conducts diagnostic event controls and feed, which ensure there is a manageable way of handling space problems. Finally, IBM Storage Insights establish proper interactions with other IBM application, which are valid and with competent answers.
  • Competent storage approach, with extensive external space that suits all data and content.
  • Confined and manageable space, with proper ways to deploy the required security apparatus.
  • Significant interaction with numerous IBM applications.
  • The operational capacity of IBM Storage Insights is slightly complex, calling for rapid system induction or training.
  • The lack of Android mobile app, that suits those who lacks the PC.
  • IBM Storage Insights however has capacity to manage and control the set space.
IBM Storage Insights is a competent option that boosts the storage capacity of a company, which is a validated option for external storage. Again, IBM Storage Insights has defined security methods, that suit the stored content, and determine system controls. Again, for rapid coordination with other IBM applications, IBM Storage Insights is renowned for its work. Finally, the sufficient space that IBM Storage Insights provides to us users is adequate and gives us the chance to even deal with a comprehensive database.
Essy Janet | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Storage Insights is the fulfilling cloud space, with perfect capacity in planning content, establishing methods for swift ways of access, and determining security measures. The data storage often takes a higher cost, but with the deployment of IBM Storage Insights, there is a smooth process of cost demand, making it affordable. Again, IBM Storage Insights ensure the data classification process is proficient and well organized.
  • Data transfer through IBM Storage Insights support is effective.
  • The mechanisms of security for database control is another merit from IBM Storage Insights.
  • Further, the screening and access controls makes IBM Storage Insights preferred.
  • The deployment demands are hefty and time demanding.
  • The performance control and monitoring requires the IT skills.
  • Nonetheless, IBM Storage Insights is a proficient choice that businesses embrace.
IBM Storage Insights is the comprehensive and conscious application in controlling space management, allowing the right people to gain access, and sharing the database to the departments required. Further, IBM Storage Insights has tiers that make the classification effective and there is the required organization. The processing of data has been also perfected by IBM Storage Insights, improving the analytical power in a business.
Cate Joe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Storage Insights is a cloud-focused storage avenue, suitable for making advanced content management and system evaluation. Besides, IBM Storage Insights brings the cost reduction factor, which maximizes the production efficiency in a company. Further, IBM Storage Insights has multiple data handling tiers, which improves the efficiency of every transaction and process. Security and analytical tools from IBM Storage Insights increases business efficiency.
  • IBM Storage Insights is a securely set application for professional business improvements.
  • Further, IBM Storage Insights makes the data movement process more effective and swift to avoid challenges.
  • The dashboard view from IBM Storage Insights is another apprehensive factor.
  • IBM Storage Insights deployment process is quite complex and time bound.
  • Not easy to track the performance of the system.
  • Nonetheless, other performance capacity from IBM Storage Insights are efficient.
IBM Storage Insights has perfectly contributed to the storage field, more so on a database that requires constant updates and improvements. Besides, IBM Storage Insights generates traffic that is friendly and allows the digital access methods to remain operative. Further, IBM Storage Insights deploys the perfect security options, that make the navigation process efficient, and stable business operations. Finally, IBM Storage Insights makes analysis on cloud perfect.
Roseli Bianca | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Storage Insights is the best Cloud storage solution with excellent capacity planning and a secure data storage environment. Cost reduction through IBM Storage Insights is effective. I like the ability offered by IBM Storage Insights to securely move multiple data to the various cost-effective storage tier and the analytics production tools are the best.
  • Data moving between various data storage systems.
  • Data analytical ability is effective.
  • Secure Cloud data storage.
  • Data moving across different data storage platforms is complicated to those just starting with the tool.
  • Cloud deployment process is also not easy.
  • Tracking down performance problems is not simple.
IBM Storage Insights effectively redirects the user to the most suitable data storage platform that offers secure data storage environment and the most cost-effective platform. IBM Storage Insights also has amazing feedback collection tools which provide accurate analytics and very helpful data visualizing system and even on reporting through the platform is amazing.
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