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AIOps Planning and Support with Pure1

Faster, More Informed Planning

Your data center environment isn’t static. Your business is growing and changing, and your infrastructure has to keep pace. But traditional ways of planning for growth just don’t work well. Spreadsheets, guesswork, and fortune-telling have all been used over the years with very little success.

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Pure1 Meta, Your New AIOps Teammate

Based on years of development, Pure1 Meta® is a powerful AI engine designed to help fill the gap left by traditional tools. Plan for performance and capacity with recommendations generated by machine learning based on the entire fleet of Pure Storage appliances. Both machine learning and fingerprinting automatically keep your Pure storage functioning at peak levels.

To make planning easier, Pure1 Meta continuously learns from more than 100,000 workloads and 1 trillion data points. It powers the Pure1 Workload Planner, which provides these three key capabilities for planning.

  • New Application Deployment: Pure1 Meta provides the intelligence to show you how best to plan for new applications. It’s simple: Choose from 14 commonly deployed applications—such as SAP HANA, Oracle, Epic, and more—or size for a custom application. Pure1 Meta gives you the recommended deployment for typical, small, large, or custom sizes for that application, and shows exactly what you need to deploy it in your data center. From there you can also use either of the other Workload Planning options.
  • Workload Simulation: This is the core engine of Workload Planner. Use it to take any workload running on your Pure storage appliances and simulate growth in multiple ways. For example, you can simulate:
    • Scaling a workload to see what it looks like if you have twice the growth for that database application
    • Cloning a workload to see what would happen if you had twice as many VMs
    • Migrating a workload to another Pure appliance in your data center or simulate adding a new appliance for that workload
  • Hardware Simulation: Simulate the hardware setup to evaluate the impact to performance and capacity. For example, you can compare what the results would be for adding capacity to existing appliances or deploying a new appliance.

These capabilities provide projections of up to 12 months for both performance and capacity for the changes you’re evaluating. In short, they make planning for the future easy.

Full-Stack Analytics

Pure1® enables you to plan for future applications and analyze the behavior of your storage over time. You can leverage the data to visualize your data centers all the way down to a single virtual machine.

Thousands of organizations use VM Analytics in Pure1 to monitor, troubleshoot, and plan for expansion of their VMware infrastructure.

View all of your vCenters, any data centers you’ve defined, and any tiers in those data centers from a single VM Analytics screen. This provides a quick overview of your Pure appliances and their volumes, the connected hosts, all the way down to the vDisk or vVol behind each VM. You can track performance and capacity for all these elements, plus CPU, memory, and other key performance indicators for the hosts and VMs.

Create a simple, at-a-glance way to determine whether a performance issue is affecting your VMware environment—and pinpoint exactly where the problem is.

Get a comprehensive view of capacity details at the VM and datastore level. Look at used capacity in bytes or percentage. Most important, discover the percentage of capacity churn so you can learn how much your capacity on a VM has changed over a specific time period.

Using this information, you can go back to the Workload Planner with rich detail on how to plan for growth or consolidation.

Proactive AIOps Support

Pure1 doesn’t stop at helping you plan for the future. Pure1 Meta makes sure your Pure Storage appliances are healthy, current, and performing at peak levels. It tracks the health of all installed Pure Storage appliances and closely monitors known issues. Pure then proactively fixes more than 70% of all known issues. (It’s just one of the reasons Pure Support gets the industry’s highest NPS ratings.)

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