vFoglight Storage: Achieving Storage Transparency

After vFoglight Storage took Silver in the recent SearchStorage.com Product of the Year awards, judges made the following comments about our product:

  • "This goes above and beyond the standard storage performance tools,"
  • "Excellent and useful metrics to help get the value out of storage assets that already have been purchased and deployed."

These comments refer to vFoglight Storage's unique ability to provide "Storage Transparency". When virtual machines (VMs) or entire virtual infrastructures begin to perform poorly, Virtual Administrators can instantly see beyond logical datastores to determine whether physical storage components (i.e. switches, LUNs, arrays and filers) are actually causing the problem. Also, Storage Administrators can use vFoglight Storage to determine which ESX Hosts and VMs are overloading their physical storage devices, making it difficult to properly balance storage resources across entire virtual infrastructures.

Quest now has an excellent Tech Brief that outlines these key "Storage Transparency" requirements for properly monitoring virtual storage. To download a copy of this White Paper, please visit:


Monitoring Physical Storage Beneath the Virtual Infrastructure


Steve Paravola

Product Marketing Manager, vFoglight Storage