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Posted on behalf of Martine Wedlake, Ph.D., Storage UI Architect, IBM Software Group

From talking with customers, we know that it's really important that you find what you need quickly and easily.  The original navigation structure for IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC) was built around a resource explorer model -- very much like a windows file explorer.  This unfortunately, means you can have a ton of entries in the navigation that you'll need to hunt through to find anything. 

 
For example, I took a look at one of our TPC deployments in the lab and started counting the number of clickable entries in the navigation -- I stopped counting once I got to 1000.  Based on how far I got through, I'd say that there were about 1500 or so.  I should point out, that this is not a particularly large deployment -- 25 storage systems, 7 servers, 4 hypervisors, 5 fabrics with 46 switches.  You can expect a much larger set of entries on larger deployments.
 
So, we knew pretty early on that we needed to improve the navigation....
 
This is an abbreviated post borrowed from the ibm.com Storage Community.  Please see the entire post by clicking here