How Visual One Intelligence™ Works


Visual One Intelligence™ unifies your hybrid cloud, compute, and multi-vendor storage infrastructure into a single screen. 

With five products combined in one SaaS suite, our unified visibility helps you monitor, troubleshoot, prevent risks, and optimize your infrastructure.

In other words, we make your life easier.



How Visual One Intelligence™ Works


Where Visual One Intelligence™ Works

No more silos, blind spots, or short-sighted analysis. Visual One Intelligence™ unifies five elements of hybrid infrastructure under one observability platform.

Centralize control of storage assets with granular details consolidated into rolled-up insights that prevent risks and promote efficiency.

  • Multi-vendor device, host, backup, business unit, etc. abservability & health alerts (with ServiceNow integration).
  • Find wasted resources, optimize SLAs.
  • Capacity planning and custom forecasting.
  • Chargeback / showback reporting.
  • Automated health & efficiency reports via email.

Resolve cloud waste by tracking spending, forecasting growth, and optimizing cloud usage efficiency and ROI.

  • Multi-vendor cloud observability & health alerts (with ServiceNow integration).
  • Migration planning; compare provider costs.
  • Cloud cost heat maps & utilization forecasting.
  • Resource trends comparing spending vs. budget.
  • Budget & resource capacity planning.
  • Automated health & efficiency reports via email.

Maximize compute architecture with single-click reports highlighting opportunities to improve efficiency, performance, and spending in VMware and compute environments.

  • Compute / VMware / HCI observability & health alerts (with ServiceNow integration).
  • Workload cost comparisons across platforms.
  • Workload right-sizing recommendations.
  • Unique scoring to evaluate capacity & efficiency.
  • Automated health & efficiency reports via email.

Trace SAN fabric connections with mapping and monitoring that enhances, protects, and projects switch & host performance.

  • SAN switch observability & health alerts (with ServiceNow integration).
  • Switch / host / storage topology.
  • Root-cause analysis & anomaly detection.
  • EOL / EOM calendar; support after device EOM.
  • Automatic host connection listings.

Detangle unstructured data with file analysis that pinpoints opportunities for migrating data and archiving within regulatory constraints.

  • File-level observability.
  • Sort unstructured data by type, owner, and time since last accessed.
  • Enable file data re-tiering and archiving in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Process one billion records per hour.

What Visual One Intelligence™ Does

By unifying multi-vendor cloud, virtualization, and storage data in a single platform, Visual One automatically analyzes and interprets infrastructure data to discover risks, recommend improvements, and provide deep insights that enhance efficiency and ROI .


Optimize IT Spending

Visual One monitors resource and workload performance & growth, predicts trends, anticipates spikes, and aligns costs with utilization.

Our forecasting tools and predictive analytics give you a window to the future, enabling better strategic planning, more accurate budgeting, leaner OpEx contracts, and higher asset ROI.



Find Risks Before They Become Problems

Get alerted to potential issues before they create headaches – not after.

Our predictive AI uses anomaly detection, root-cause analysis, forecasting, and more to automate risk discovery and recommend preventative measures.

And don’t worry – we identify and alert active problems (ex: misconfigurations, failures, workload spikes) as well.



Enhance Infrastructure Efficiency & ROI

Budgets are limited – no one can afford to pay for resources they don’t need. We help you maximize your cloud workloads and storage assets to architect a more efficient infrastructure.

Our efficiency analytics help find hidden free space, identify waste within workloads, right-size VMs, migrate data, and more to give you full value from your infrastructure assets.



Rest Easy Knowing We’ve Got Your Back

Our reporting dashboard is accessible 24/7 and filled with over 65 out-of-the-box reports and corresponding graphics – no complicated onboarding or report-building required. 

In addition, weekly efficiency reports delivered via email summarize any new risks, problems, inefficiencies, and opportunities in your infrastructure. 


Step One: Using agentless data collectors, Visual One Intelligence™ collects data from all physical, virtual, and cloud devices.

Step Two: Visual One Intelligence™ transfers the data to a secure private cloud, where it is sorted and processed.

Step Three: Data is accessible through the 24/7 client dashboard, downloadable reports, and automated email analyses.

 

Visual One Intelligence™ did all the work for us so we could spend our time on decision-making, not data collection and analysis.

Visual One Intelligence™ FAQs


Product Overview

Visual One Intelligence™ is a subscription-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) product used by infrastructure professionals in midsize and enterprise companies – including cloud, compute, and storage professionals – as well as IT infrastructure managed service providers.

Broadly categorized as an Infrastructure Monitoring platform, Visual One Intelligence™ works differently from traditional monitoring tools. By unifying multi-vendor cloud, virtualization, and storage data in a single platform, Visual One automatically analyzes and interprets infrastructure data at both granular and big-picture levels to discover risks, recommend improvements, and provide deep insights that enhance overall efficiency and ROI in your infrastructure.

These insights are accessible 24/7 via a simplified client dashboard that features over __ out-of-the-box reports and corresponding graphics – no complicated onboarding or designing required. Additionally, our predictive AI sends weekly efficiency reports straight to your inbox. Using anomaly detection, root-cause analysis, risk assessments, and other analytic operations, these reports summarize any new risks, problems, inefficiencies, and opportunities in your infrastructure. 

From day one, your team can immediately access and understand everything Visual One has to offer.

Using agentless data collectors, Visual One Intelligence™ collects data from all physical, virtual, and cloud storage devices. Visual One Intelligence™ then transfers the data to a secure private cloud, where it is sorted and processed. Data is then made accessible to clients through the 24/7 client dashboard, downloadable reports, and regular email updates.

Visual One Intelligence™ monitors all throughout hybrid and multi-vendor infrastructures. Specifically, Visual One consists of five different products:

  • Visual Storage Intelligence
  • Visual Cloud Intelligence
  • Visual VM Intelligence
  • Visual SAN Intelligence
  • Visual File Intelligence

These five products combine to form a single platform and single view of your infrastructure (although each product is available individually “a la carte” if desired). 

Currently, Visual One is compatible with over 18 storage, cloud, and compute vendors. When requested, Visual One can typically add new device compatibility in as little as two weeks.

Visual One Intelligence™ provides over 65 kinds of reports across your storage environment, encompassing on-prem, virtual, cloud, and hyperconverged devices and environments.

Reports include charts, graphs, sortable spreadsheet lists, and other data points encompassing:

  • Capacity planning, performance / utilization trends over time, and forecasting;
  • Automated risk discovery, root-cause analysis, anomaly detection, and health assessments;
  • Monitoring for over 100 best practice alerts & errors;
  • Recommended remediation steps to prevent risks and address active errors;
  • Identification of wasted space & opportunities to improve architecture efficiency & ROI;
  • Preparation & optimization for data migrations;
  • Cloud spending heat maps, trends, forecast, and optimization;
  • Chargeback and showback reporting;
  • SAN switch monitoring, topology, and capacity planning; 
  • File & unstructured data analysis;
  • Plus much more


Visual One Intelligence™ is designed for storage & infrastructure administrators, architects, engineers, and directors – as well as IT executives – and anyone else working with large enterprise storage infrastructures (usually 1 PB of storage or more).

Visual One Intelligence™ is also a great fit for MSPs who are looking for simplified ways to manage their clients’ environments.

See for yourself how we can help make your job easier!


Technical Information

Setting up Visual One Intelligence™ is simple and usually takes 1-2 hours. All that is needed is a data collection set up call with a Visual One Intelligence™ consultant, plus CLI or REST API access for data collection purposes.

That means you can set up a 30-day free trial in less than a day!

Visual One Intelligence is compliant with SOC 2 Type II standards and successfully completed a SOC 2 Type II audit in 2024.

The Visual One platform undergoes annual penetration testing. Regular security vulnerability scans, code security scans, and additional safeguard testing happens regularly in accordance with SOC 2 compliance.

Visual One’s best practices dictate that the Collector be provided the least possible privileges to gather instrumentation for any given device; typically, read-only rights are sufficient. Access configuration for each device is entirely within our customers’ control.

Visual One uses encryption when transmitting and receiving data from clients and has implemented encryption-at-rest controls where customer data is stored. Databases where customer data is stored are also encrypted.

Data at Visual One is restricted from access by non-authorized personnel. All data access is logged and monitored. The Visual One platform uses passwordless authentication and can support Single-Sign On (SSO) if required.


Capacity Planning as a Service (CPaaS)

Capacity Planning as a Service is an add-on service available as a compliment to Visual One Intelligence™ (but can also be purchased without a Visual One Intelligence™ subscription). 

CPaaS combines the powerful analytics of Visual One Intelligence™ with personal consulting from a capacity planning expert, providing insights and recommendations to give you full control of your capacity and performance management in cloud, VMware, virtual, and storage environments.

Perfect for improving OpEx and cloud / storage contracts, CPaaS takes the responsibility of data collection and interpretation off your own shoulders. Just leave it to us! Our expert consultants will collect all the data you need and provide analysis and recommendations year-round.

With Capacity Planning as a Service, you’ll receive:

  • data collection and analysis from a dedicated expert consultant
  • monthly calls and reviews
  • quarterly enterprise capacity planning reports
  • purchasing recommendations
  • workload placement recommendations
  • capacity and performance forecasting models
  • data migration cost-savings analysis
  • and more.

Get started today!


Yes; you can subscribe to Capacity Planning as a Service on a stand-alone basis, or you can easily pair it with our reporting tool for maximum impact. A standard Visual One Intelligence™ reporting tool subscription does not automatically include Capacity Planning as a Service.


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