PerfectStorage

-Intelligent, Automated Space Reclamation-

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  • Automated space reclamation
  • Smart Zero Fill™ or SCSI UNMAP
  • Works on physical and virtual storage
  • Prevents wasted storage space
  • Eliminates time-consuming manual tasks
  • Easily identifies reclaimable space
  • Only reclaims clusters not already reclaimed
  • Delays future storage purchases
  • Pre- and post-reclaim reporting
  • Usable in production environments
  • Centrally deploy, configure and manage
  • Flexible scheduling

PerfectStorage™ is an intelligent storage management solution for thin-provisioned space reclamation that improves productivity, allows for better storage management and forecasting, and delays future storage purchases.

Smart Pre- and Post-Reclaim Reporting

PerfectStorage easily identifies and reports where and how much space can be reclaimed. Providing a pre-analysis of reclaimable space and a post-analysis of recovered space, PerfectStorage takes the guesswork out of storage monitoring and management.

Smart Zero Fill™ or SCSI UNMAP Recover Free Space

PerfectStorage allows you to use exclusive Smart Zero Fill™ or SCSI UNMAP to reclaim space. PerfectStorage only reclaims clusters not already reclaimed, minimizing storage activity and resource usage.

Once the reclaim operation is complete, PerfectStorage reports the amount of space reclaimed.

The Thin-Provisioned Storage Problem

SDelete and Command Line Utilities

Existing zero-fill and SCSI UNMAP tools are manual, and therefore prone to human error. Command line tools like SDelete are time consuming and resource-intensive, requiring applications to be shut down and system activities to be minimized before you can run them.

Manual space reclamation tools offer no centralized management capability and little to no reporting. With manual tools, it's a guessing game as to where and how much recoverable free space there is across all your physical and virtual drives - you end up buying more hardware sooner than you actually need it because of ineffective thin-provisioned storage management.

Enter PerfectStorage: The Intelligent, Automated Solution

PerfectStorage automates and simplifies space reclamation on thin-provisioned disks - both physical and virtual. PerfectStorage easily detects where and how much reclaimable space there is at any given time, then automates the zeroing of only the clusters that haven't already been zeroed, reducing wasteful resource usage and saving valuable time.

Using Smart Zero Fill™ or SCSI UNMAP, automate the zeroing and unmapping of reclaimable free space from thin-provisioned disks.

StealthPatrol™ Automation

SDelete and Command Line Utilities

Existing zero-fill and SCSI UNMAP tools are manual, and therefore prone to human error. Command line tools like SDelete are time consuming and resource-intensive, requiring applications to be shut down and system activities to be minimized before you can run them.

Manual space reclamation tools offer no centralized management capability and little to no reporting. With manual tools, it's a guessing game as to where and how much recoverable free space there is across all your physical and virtual drives - you end up buying more hardware sooner than you actually need it because of ineffective thin-provisioned storage management.

Enter PerfectStorage: The Intelligent, Automated Solution

PerfectStorage automates and simplifies space reclamation on thin-provisioned disks - both physical and virtual. PerfectStorage easily detects where and how much reclaimable space there is at any given time, then automates the zeroing of only the clusters that haven't already been zeroed, reducing wasteful resource usage and saving valuable time.

Using Smart Zero Fill™ or SCSI UNMAP, automate the zeroing and unmapping of reclaimable free space from thin-provisioned disks.

Flexible Scheduling for Unattended Operations

PerfectStorage runs according to your needs. Set PerfectStorage to run at regularly scheduled days and times using the Schedule Wizard, let it run in the background while your system is idle, or perform a manual reclaim operation.

Centralized Management Console

Centrally deploy, configure and manage space reclamation with the PerfectStorage Enterprise Console on your physical and virtual servers. The PerfectStorage Enterprise Console quickly and easily identifies systems that can benefit from space reclamation.

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Intelligent Space Reclamation in Thin-Provisioned Environments

The benefits provided by thin provisioning and over-allocation of storage allow businesses to optimize storage allocation at potentially reduced costs, while preserving performance.

At the same time, thin provisioning can result in misallocation of storage, which results in wasted space, excess capacity and unnecessary expenditures if not managed properly.

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