SentryOne Storage Forecasting, powered by machine learning, produces daily usage forecasts for storage volumes across servers, enabling data professionals and IT managers to proactively manage compute resources for multi-cloud and hybrid environments.
Predicting server storage capacity is often difficult, forcing data professionals to scramble to address critical business interruptions because of insufficient disk space.
SentryOne Storage Forecasting provides the most accurate predictions of future storage capacity available today. Data professionals and IT managers can now proactively address the common challenge of insufficient disk storage space to prevent business interruptions and keep database systems running at peak performance.
Storage Forecasting in SentryOne applies machine learning algorithms to forecast daily usage for all storage volumes across servers, enabling data professionals to proactively manage compute resources. The algorithms analyze workloads, fine-tune disk capacity forecasts, and provide intelligent reporting that can help prevent system downtime.
Storage Forecasting produces daily usage forecasts for all logical disks, customizes a forecast for each volume, and analyzes previous forecasts on a daily basis. Over time, the system learns the unique workload of each volume and fine-tunes its forecasts accordingly.
You can review and act on storage forecasting information by viewing the Disk Space tab, customizing the Windows Disk Forecast report, and setting Advisory Conditions.
By clicking on a logical disk in the Disk Space tab, you’ll see a new chart that provides a history of available free disk space for the volume for the past 180 days. If a forecast is available, you’ll also get the next forecasted 180 days of consumption.
The chart displays historical data and forecasted free disk space remaining with a prediction interval: The further into the future you predict, the wider the prediction interval. The chart also shows the forecasted Resource Exhaustion Date.
SentryOne Disk Space tab displays historical data and forecasted free disk space remaining with a prediction interval: The further into the future you predict, the wider the prediction interval.
By default, the Windows Disk Forecast report shows all volumes in the monitored environment that are forecast to run out of space within 180 days.
You can customize the report to generate forecasts up to three years into the future. You can generate a report for all volumes on a particular server, and you can include a capacity-planning forecast so that you can take measures to ensure you’ll meet your future storage needs.
Beyond viewing daily reports of forecasted storage capacity, you can customize Advisory Conditions to receive alerts if any volumes are forecast to run out of space in the next 90 days, or if a forecasted exhaustion date changes by more than a month earlier than previously predicted.
Knowing when the forecasted exhaustion date changes helps you identify new database deployments or workload changes that could signal accelerated database growth.
"Our data science team has built a remarkable system utilizing adaptive ensemble modeling to deliver significantly higher accuracy than is possible with other forecasting solutions. For the data professional, this means better storage decisions with less effort."
— Greg Gonzalez, SentryOne CTO