Visual Storage Intelligence® announces its Newest Enhancement to IBM’s Quick Assessment Program: The Flash Analyzer

ADDISON, TEXAS, May 7, 2015: Visual Storage Intelligence®, a leading provider of storage analytics solutions, today announced a significant enhancement to the IBM-sponsored, Quick Assessment program, a business partner-focused program that has been in existence since 2012.

This enhancement, the Flash Analyzer, enables business partners to identify specific workloads in a storage environment that would benefit from a flash storage array, arming them with a tool to more confidently offer high-value counsel to its storage prospects and customers.

“The Flash Analyzer removes the guesswork that occurs when prospects begin to investigate integrating flash storage into their storage environment…,” stated CTO of Visual Storage Intelligence ®, Van Symons, “…the flash analyzer identifies the “Flash Point” which accurately identifies the appropriate workloads that can leverage flash allowing partners the opportunity to present valuable, accurate information that prospects seek when making a purchasing decision”.

 

A recent storage study found that more than half of those questioned said their organizations had deployed flash while a significant number said they plan to do so in the next 18 months. These data reinforce the belief that the question for most storage professionals is not whether they should deploy flash storage, but how and where they should deploy it.

 

Within one day, Visual Storage Intelligence’s® Quick Assessment delivers actionable intelligence that allows partners to pinpoint solutions for their prospect and customer’s storage environments.

The Flash Analyzer allows partners to confidently uncover, identify, and predict customer’s workloads that would benefit from the installation of a Flash storage array.

 

The Flash Analyzer will be showcased at this year’s IBM Edge2015: Booth # 126.

About Visual Storage Intelligence®

Without installing anything, Visual Storage Intelligence® is delivered via our partner reseller channel, either as a Quick Assessment offering or a monthly subscription-based SaaS. Users have taken what they thought was a properly-configured storage array and used Visual Storage Intelligence® services to identify current and future issues – all of which saved them time, money, and effort.

  • Rapidly Ready to Use. Delivered as a Quick Assessment, SaaS offering or frequent report, Visual Storage Intelligence® does not require additional training or data-gathering.
  • Rapidly Provides Insight. Our root-cause analysis summary provides a snapshot of a user’s storage environment, enabling users to realize, reduce, and efficiently reallocate storage to meet end-user needs.
  • Rapidly Reports an Overall Picture. Visual Storage Intelligence® summarizes hundreds of pages of storage array data into a small set of charts and graphs, allowing users to identify most pressing issues.
  • Rapidly Enables Future Planning. By quickly and efficiently analyzing a user’s storage environment, Visual Storage Intelligence® helps users to stick to budget constraints and more efficiently use financial resources, allowing more time to proactively plan future storage allocation needs.