InsightIQ – Part Deux

This post is going to be short and sweet as I head out for some paternity leave – not exactly R & R, but close enough.

If you’re just joining the party, and you don’t know what InsightIQ is – read this first. In short, it’s the sexiest enterprise storage analytics platform not quite on the market today (imho).

I’m very happy to “announce” (this remains a social media only launch thus far) the second Preview Edition of InsightIQ – code-named “Lightning” (sexy, right?).

I’ve had some fantastic participation from our customers in this preview period to date, with more than 100 participants in the initial go-round. Not only are customers downloading it, but they’re giving us feedback – which is what I had hoped to see.

Preview Edition 2 is less about new features and more about polish and performance:

  • Improved Data Store – up to 90% less storage required for InsightIQ historical information
  • Local VM Data Store by Default – NFS is still an option, but a local DS improves interoperability
  • Parallel Chart Loading and other GUI performance improvements – ZIPPY!
  • More interactions – double-click to zoom, click-n-drag, etc.
  • Bookmarked view – for showing your CIO just how great the Isilon is performing.

If you’re already a PE1 user, the data store is not upgradeable; that’s just one of those pre-release caveats. That said, you can run the two side-by-side and compare, or stick with PE1 until you see more features you’re interested in.

If you’re not running InsightIQ – why not? Free trial, virtual machine, direct engineering feedback…

Written in front of a live studio audience.

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