Storage Capacity management

It is not possible to maintain an acceptable storage rate without the right management of storage potential. Modern EMC storage environments are full of large amounts information, making it hard for anyone to manage their storage. Here are 7 things to keep in mind when planning your storage program

one. The Trade Application

You have a lot of options available to you if your goal is to improve the storage capacity of your business. PerfMon can be used by anyone with a spreadsheet program, such as Microsoft Excel, Open Place of Work Calc or Microsoft Excel, to track disk area and level of disk usage.

For larger businesses, it isn’t the ideal solution. But, for those who need to be more precise, you have a variety of capacity and SRM tools and calculators.

You need to establish the level of detail you require, and then ensure you have the appropriate equipment to study your environment’s expansion.

two. 2. Identifying your Storage Needs

When setting up your EMC storage system, or sizing the storage required, consider how much storage you actually need. It is important to determine whether you require uncooked storage or USABLE storage. RAID 10 requires twice as much disk space than knowledge to support mirroring. RAID 5: Divide the total amount of usable storage by 0.755 (or multiply that number by one.33, if you use a 3D RAID array).

It’s more than that. For each GB of extra disk storage, ensure you’ve properly sized the needed disk and storage to support disaster restoration and backups. With this information you can start making informed decisions about the type and variety of disks.

3. Arranging For the Future

It’s important to determine the data storage progress level on your EMC storage system. The complexity of the EMC storage environment and end-user habits will determine whether this is possible.

There are a few ways to estimate these numbers. Using your logs or EMC storage equipment software, you can consult your log documents. Or you can use spreadsheets to extrapolate future storage requirements. Even though it can be quite costly, the ability to set-up computer software or other specialized administration will help you determine expansion rates significantly faster.

EMC Snapview also allows for regional point-in–time copies and backups.