What is Storage Monitoring?
Storage systems serve as a repository for an enterprise’s data, whether that data is actively accessed by the enterprises’ applications or serving as a backup or archive of historical data. Storage systems can be tied to physical resources like servers or disk or run in virtual or logical environments that are independent of those physical resources. Similarly, these storage resources can be located in an enterprise’s data center or in cloud storage services such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage or Microsoft Azure Storage. Storage monitoring software captures metrics on storage capacity, availability and performance across these on-premise and cloud storage resources to prevent disk failures and eliminate performance bottlenecks.
The OpsRamp platform helps IT teams monitor the availability of physical, logical, and virtual storage resources across on-premise and cloud environments with performance indicators for storage capacity, overall utilization, and disk latency. IT teams can optimize their storage environments with granular visibility for storage components such as volume, fiber channel, RAID, SAN switches, LUNs, caches, and disks. Instead of relying on multiple monitoring tools, IT teams can use OpsRamp to auto-discover devices across major storage vendors, while also delivering a single source of truth for their distributed storage infrastructure.