Press Release

Simplifies and Centralizes Monitoring of Heterogeneous Disk Farms

READING, UK. – December 7, 2011 – DataCore Software, one of the industry’s premier providers of storage virtualisation software, today introduced the SANsymphony™-V Monitoring Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. The new offering enables customers to easily monitor and manage the diverse storage assets virtualised by SANsymphony-V alongside other facets of their data centre from System Center.
 
Storage Hypervisor Integration into System Center
The DataCore SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor enhances the value of diverse storage resources by unifying advanced services, such as provisioning, auto-tiering, replication and performance acceleration, through a common storage virtualisation layer. The SANsymphony-V Monitoring Pack brings constant visibility into the health, performance and availability of these virtualised storage resources in System Center. The combined solution uniquely encompasses both on-premise and cloud-based, off-premise components, including redundant high-availability elements and those in remote disaster recovery sites. Information appears on a single console alongside other facets of the data centre, simplifying end-to-end service management of diverse storage environments.
 
“Customers with mission-critical systems depend on Microsoft System Center to manage across their physical and virtualised environments,” said Andrew Conway, director, product management, System Center, Microsoft. “The DataCore SANsymphony-V Monitoring Pack for Operations Manager is designed to give these customers the ability to monitor their virtualised storage infrastructure.”
 
DataCore’s SANsymphony-V Monitoring Pack easily integrates with System Center Operations Manager 2007 and System Center Operations Manager 2010.
 
Key benefits include:

  • Centrally monitor heterogeneous disk farms from the System Center Operations Manager console
  • Simplify end-to-end service management of diverse storage equipment
  • Quickly determine the health of the system and its key components
  • Immediately detect any abnormal conditions
  • Isolate trouble spots
  • Identify source of problem and potential solutions
  • Visualise performance trends
  • Track capacity consumption

Extended Relationship with Microsoft Further Strengthens Long History of Integrated Solutions
Building on a 13 year history of creating innovative storage virtualisation solutions, DataCore complements Microsoft’s virtualisation strategy by harnessing the native capabilities of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server Hyper-V technologies to address critical storage challenges.
 
“Since its inception, DataCore has been leveraging Microsoft Windows Server as the platform of choice for development and innovation of storage virtualisation technologies,” said Carlos Carreras, vice president of alliances & business development for DataCore Software. “The latest integration into System Center makes the combination even more compelling for customers using our SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor to build out their private clouds.”
 
Availability
The SANsymphony-V Monitoring Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager is available immediately. For more information, please visit www.datacore.com/monitoring-pack or email DataCore at info@datacore.com.
 
 
About DataCore Software
DataCore Software develops storage virtualisation software leveraged in virtual and physical IT environments to obtain high availability, fast performance and maximum utilization from storage.  DataCore’s SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor is a comprehensive, yet hardware-independent solution which fundamentally changes the economics of provisioning, replicating and protecting storage for large enterprises and small to midsize businesses.  For additional information, visit the DataCore website at www.datacore.com or call +44 118 949 7024.

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