Drives in servers are the most replaced component in the Data Center and are critical for peak application performance

Are you adequately tracking them?

File System Health & Performance Issues

Application Performance can be greatly affected by its underlying file system and server based storage performance

A single low performing drive can affect an application through its file system or server based RAID dependence

Discovering file system health issues is more complex with distributed storage systems and hyperscaled Data Center environments

Server based storage health and performance can be material in cross system interaction failures, a large reason for catastrophic occurrences in hyperscaled and large Data Center environments

Sources: Microsoft Azure & Research, Alibaba, NetApp, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Drive Reliability Concerns (HDD/SSD/NVMe)

Servers account for over 80% of Data Center hardware failures

80% of server failures are due to internal drives,which is the most replaced server component

It is estimated that over 180 Million Enterprise drives are sold to Data Centers each year. With an Annualized Failure Rate (AFR) of 0.44%, 792,000 drives will fail annually (actual deployment AFR's are reported in the 2-8% depending on the age of drives, that could be more than 14M failed drives annually!)

Drive failures are not necessarily correlated with high drive error levels. Since most error counters monotonically increase, it's the jump in errors that are key

Sources: Microsoft, Google, Baidu, TrendFocus, Drive Vendor Stated AFRs, Uptime Institute

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SMARTDriveAI Benefits

Automatically checks your server based storage assets for health and performance issues

Increases your visibility into application latency variance caused by your storage assets

Embeds numerous multifactor health and performance failure signatures to help identification & mitigation by IT Operations

Monitors for hard to find fail-slow events and cross system interaction failures

Increases application performance by identifying lower performing server based storage assets

Alerts to drive degradation and failure so application migration and drive replacement is nondisruptive

Increases drive replacement accuracy lowering unnecessary drive replacements or missed drive failures

Monitors your server based storage assets, at any scale, anywhere

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Take the guess work out of your server based
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