Dark Data is defined as the following by Gartner:
“the information assets organizations collect, process and store during regular business activities, but generally fail to use for other purposes”
It’s argued that just like Dark Matter is more abundant than Matter itself, Dark Data is the vast majority of all a company’s data.
Over time the Live Optics Server/Virtualization (Cloud) reports have become increasingly rich in detail and now have such depth that it can often require dedicated time and mastery of certain subjects to make the detail meaningful to End Users.
Unfortunately, too much of this detail gathered falls into the category of Dark Data.
AIR or an Automated Insights Report is designed to surface high value callouts in that data using a machine assisted process to derive hundreds or thousands of data points in just milliseconds.
Some examples of this are the following:
- Servers reaching critical thresholds of used capacity or performance
- Patterns associated with provisioning
- Anomalies in provisioning
- Non-compliant software
- Operating Systems not supported by their publisher
- Potential Licensing Optimization
Download the AIR flyer here!
This logic can be applied to any set of physical servers or virtualization platforms supported by Live Optics and their VMs.
Want to know all the VMs in your environment that are running an OS no longer supported by Microsoft? No problem! That data is surfaced immediately!
The Live Optics team does plan to enrich the machine assisted reporting platform with additional logic including an expanded software library and Data Protection observations.
Right now, this report is only available through your Dell Technologies (Dell EMC or VMware) representative or one of many certified partners of either of those companies.
Just ask them for your AIR document!
We have some dedicated writeups that will help you with various AIR sections that you might not be familiar with. Below is a list to their dedicated blog entries.