Entry-Level SAN Tool Bows
DataCore says it is shipping an entry-level version of its enterprise resource
analysis, monitoring and reporting tool for Windows and storage area networks
SANmaestro Monitor is designed to provide tools available in DataCore's enterprise
products to smaller businesses at a scaled-down price. The product is a starter
version of the company’s larger SANmaestro analysis and decision support
tool. Both products aim to improve capacity planning, optimize resource usage,
and administer quality of service.
"Many companies want to manage quality of service levels or have begun
billing or charge-backs of IT costs to company profit centers or affiliates
based on usage or quality of service...To manage IT assets effectively, one
needs the right information, an automated approach to gather and organize metrics,
plus simple reporting and analysis tools," the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based
company said in a statement.
SANmaestro Monitor tracks and analyzes many Windows metrics and storage parameters,
including system information, memory and processor usage, IP traffic and network
interfaces, input/output and disk usage, including storage capacity, physical
ports, input/output bandwidth and throughput.
SANmaestro Monitor for SANmelody-based systems and for networks of Windows-based
systems starts at $4,998.
Stuart J. Johnston has covered technology, especially Microsoft, since February 1988 for InfoWorld, Computerworld, Information Week, and PC World, as well as for Enterprise Developer, XML & Web Services, and .NET magazines.