Last year, we ran a Wastefinder contest and on average customers were wasting over 50% of their storage. Yes - over 50%! Our Systems Engineering team also reports similar numbers when they are engaged in POC´s with our customers.
On top of that, a significant number of of VMs are not aligned according to best practice, which can lead to unnecessary reads and writes and increased latency. For more information see my previous blog: Why you should care about disk alignment.
So there is a lot of storage and money to be recovered in reducing the storage footprint of your virtual infrastructure and increasing performance at the same time.
vOPS Storage vOptimizer allows you to:
To take a look at your environment, download vOPS Storage vOptimizer which is offered as a 30-day or 5 optimization trial. After the trial, the product will continue to operate as vOptimizer Free, our free tool that allows you to continue detect and report.
How much wasted space do you have? I am guessing 50% or more!