Redis as a data structures server makes it very easy to create, store and report on many aspects of an infrastructure. We'll take a look at how this could be used with one example from a Storage/SAN environment. I'm going to use Perl and the Redis module in the examples, but this could very easily be done in any other favorite scripting language. I'm also going to assume data has already been collected from the various sources. There are lots of ways to do this, CLI, REST, SMI-S, third party tools, vendor tools just to name a few options. Read more...