Storage Asset Optimization


Get the most out of your storage assets and contracts by architecting a more efficient infrastructure. Scroll down to learn more, or schedule a demo below.


Storage Provisioning and Allocations
Storage Provisioning and Allocations

Storage Asset Optimization

Get the most out of your storage assets and contracts by architecting a more efficient infrastructure. Scroll down to learn more, or schedule a demo below.


Unify observability

Visualize Potential Savings by Device

Instantly see how much any given device’s workloads are costing (based on cloud costs for comparable workloads).

Quickly see how much your wasted device space is costing, and analyze how much money you could save (or lose) by migrating the device to or from the cloud.



Fragmented Storage Chart

Find and Allocate Additional Device Space

Identify allocated but unused storage waiting to be put to use.

Find and consolidate space fragmented across pools and volumes.

Analyze allocation details for VMware and cloud storage together.



Rest Easy with Reallocation Recommendations

We make it easy to right-size workloads with exact recommendations for how many CPU, memory, and disk resources to add (or subtract) for optimal efficiency.



Find the Right Workloads to Migrate or Archive

In order to realize savings, it’s important to match the right workloads to the right tiers. We help match performance tiers by tracking and showing you data according to:

  • how often data is accessed
  • how fast it needs to be accessed
  • the date it was last accessed
  • how much you are reading and writing to data files

“With Visual One Intelligence™, we are able to place and manage storage more strategically…to reduce our overall costs, improve our storage performance, and significantly lower the amount of time and effort required to do analysis.”

Asset Optimization Case Studies


Finding Hidden Free Space Saved Us Millions

Before Visual One Intelligence, our challenge was the amount of time it took to identify inefficiencies. We simply didn’t have the technology in place to perform this analysis.”

Enterprise IT Director | Fortune 500 Airline


Auto parts retailer saves an array (and $250k)

Improved Storage Allocations Prevented Wasteful Spending

“With Visual One Intelligence, we are able to place and manage storage more strategically. This allowed us to reduce our overall costs, improve our storage performance, and significantly lower the amount of time and effort required to do analysis.”

IT Manager | Large Auto Parts Retailer

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Storage Optimization FAQs


Storage provisioning, also referred to as storage allocating, is the process of assigning storage space to a computing device.

Whether being assigned to a server, virtual machine, or other device, the storage capacity must be allocated and configured in a way that is consistent with the device’s specifications and remaining capacity. How this is done can determine how efficient storage devices are – and how much money is spent on storage capacity.

For more about provisioning, thin vs. thick provisioning, and cost-saving measures, read our Storage Management 101.

In the past, storage provisioning was (and still often is) completed by SAN administrators. However, with the emergence of VMware, hyperconverged infrastructures, public cloud, and other multi-platform storage architectures, storage assignments are an important concern for any IT infrastructure professional.

For example, under-provisioning in these environments can have financial consequences (wasted money on cloud capacity contracts or VM space). In fact, 2020 research by HPE found that two-thirds of cloud and on-prem organizations are wasting 40% or more of their purchased storage!

“Orphaned storage” is our term for any device space that has been allocated but is not in use (ie: assigned with no I/O mapped back). Like zombies, this storage space seems alive and in use but is not actually doing anything. You won’t find them by simply looking for unused space, but using a tool like Visual One Intelligence helps you find them in minutes. One company saved over $1 million by doing just that!

Fragmented storage is available space that is divided among too many pools, rendering it unusable without consolidating pool-level allocations. Fortunately, Visual One Intelligence provides space fragmentation reporting, highlighting fragmented storage in minutes so you can take action and get more out of your storage assets.

Volume-locked free space is available storage space that is fragmented among multiple volumes. In some storage devices, it looks invisible if all the volumes of a pool are technically in use (thin-provisioned). Even though there is fractional free space on the volumes, the pool as a whole appears to be full. Visual One Intelligence™ provides volume-level reporting that illuminates these opportunities.

Yes! With a standard subscription you have full, 24/7 data collection and reporting – including all of our storage provisioning visibility and insights. Plus, you can try us out free for 30 days.