Andrew Smith CSMO at Metron commented “The NetApp Capture Pack forms part of our 360⁰ Capacity Management strategy. It brings disk and server capacity management together, providing insights not available from just looking at any one silo within the infrastructure.”
With the NetApp Capture Pack detail data is available from the disk, aggregate, volume, and LUN views. When combined with the host view, provided natively by athene®, a more complete picture of capacity management for storage can be achieved.
athene® reporting features enable capacity management visibility into all areas of an organization’s storage. These features include proactive alarming, scorecards, dashboards, data rollups, aggregation, and more. Companies will know when performance will be degraded before it happens, when to add space before running out, and what resources have excess capacity.
Andrew Smith also advised “There is more to come from Metron in both storage and other 360⁰ Capacity Management areas, with Capture Packs planned for Tandem, Stratus and many more.”
Organizations who need to bring in data from traditionally ‘hard to reach’ sources should talk to Metron as they have a range of ‘off the shelf’ Capture Packs readily available and are happy to produce new ones to order.
Metron (metron-athene.com) has been leading the way in Capacity Management since 1986 and is justifiably proud of its history. An independent company, Metron delivers Capacity Management solutions across the Globe and has an impressive client list of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 Companies including ACS, Internal Revenue Service, LA County, Deloitte, Marriott, US Customs, T-Mobile, WH Smith, Telefonica O2, Nestle and LloydsTSB.
Metron believes its expertise in this area is second to none, after all Metron literally wrote the book, having co-written and advised on the original Capacity Management processes and guidelines contained within the UK Office of Government Computing Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and continues to be involved in the ongoing formulation of the latest versions.
Metron’s 350+ man-years of experience, amassed helping businesses to implement successful capacity management solutions, are available to help Companies meet the challenges of managing their physical and virtual environments. All that expertise has been built into the athene® capacity management software that Metron develops and sells in the US and UK, and through partners around the world.
Metron works in partnership with leading IT suppliers such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft Systems, VMware, Computer Associates, IBM, Capgemini, and Oracle and alongside the world’s leading Outsourcing Companies, assisting with expert ITIL® consultancy and training services.
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