How do I use Purchased Storage and Storage Utilization in Wasabi Account Control Manager?

Purchased Storage and Sub-Account Storage Utilization is the only way in the Wasabi Account Control Manager (WACM) ( to track how much storage your end-user is storing compared to how much they purchased from you. Purchased Storage is a field to input the quantity of storage your end-user has purchased or is allocated. Storage Utilization is a percentage calculated from that Purchased Storage value and presented in a dedicated column on the Sub-Account tab. 

Sub-Account Storage Utilization Tracking 

Users of the Wasabi Account Control Manager are now able to assign storage to Sub-Accounts and track utilization of that assigned storage. 

Introduction of the Purchased Storage Field

The Purchased Storage Field is an optional field that was designed to allow you to track the amount of storage your customer has purchased from you or is allotted. This field is whole-number-only and TB only field that can be updated at any time. Purchased Storage in no way prohibits a Sub-Account from storing more data, it is purely for visualization purposes. 

The field exists in two places:

1. The Create Sub-Account form

The Purchased Storage field can be filled in on the Create Sub-Account form. This is not required and the Sub-Account can be created without it filled it. Should you choose to fill this out, it can be modified at any time in the Sub-Account Profile.


2. Sub-Account Profile page 

The Purchased Storage field in the Sub-Account Profile page can be found in the "Customer Tracking" module. This field is optional and can be modified at any time. 


Is purchased storage available for accounts that are On-Trial?

Purchased Storage is not available for Sub-Accounts that are On-Trial. The field is greyed out and nothing can be entered.

Setting a Purchased Storage Value for all Sub-Accounts at once

Default Purchased Storage allows Control Account or Governance users to prescribe a certain amount of Purchased Storage to every Sub-Account, with the exception of those that have been previously modified. This can be changed at any time, and all Sub-Accounts that have not been previously modified will update to the next value you have set. 

This can be found under the "Sub-Account Usage Tracking" section in the Control Account's Account page. 


Storage Utilization Column

The Storage Utilization Column is a reflection of Purchased Storage compared to the current Total Storage of the Sub-Account: (Sub-Account Active + Deleted storage) / Purchased Storage

This provides a percentage called Storage Utilization. The levels you set as a part of Sub-Account Utilization Thresholds above help to determine the colors of the Storage Utilization column. 


Seen in the image below, different levels of Storage Utilization meeting the different Utilization Thresholds you've set allow you to easily see which Sub-Accounts are close to hitting 100% of their purchased storage. The colors are there to help you see this clearly. 

It is also possible for Sub-Accounts to exceed 100%. Storage Utilization and Purchased Storage in no way prohibit a Sub-Account from storing more data, it is purely for visualization purposes.


What happens to the Storage Utilization column for Trial Accounts?

Trial accounts inherit their storage quota for the Purchased Storage value in this column. This means that for Trial accounts the column's utilization percentage is equal to:

(Sub-Account Active + Deleted storage) / Trial Storage Quota

Who can see Purchased Storage and Storage Utilization?

Role Purchased Storage
Governance Plus Admin Can Edit
Governance Plus Staff Can Edit
Governance Plus Viewer Can View
Governance Admin Can View
Governance Staff Can View
Governance Viewer Can View
Control Account Admin Can Edit
Control Account Staff Can Edit
Control Account Viewer Can View


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