Though SMS was definitely not an end-to-end storage
management architecture, SMS represented the most comprehensive achievement in storage
management software to date and it became a mainframe standard for storage
management after nearly 10 years of evolution.
Natural gas storage
plays a vital role in maintaining the reliability of supply needed to meet the demands of consumers.
Because SANs are networks, they are open and support all popular server operating systems, applications and storage
RELDATA is the innovative provider of open storage
virtualization gateways that enable scalable, high-performance, unified iSCSI SAN and NAS storage
solutions with superior IP-based data replication and disaster recovery features through integration and consolidation of disparate multi-vendor FC, SCSI and iSCSI storage
Businesses that could afford it have been consolidating servers and migrating from DAS to storage
area networks (SANs).
vendors allow for different drive types, but cannot automatically migrate data between storage
tiers and RAID levels, and they require separate software for data classification and data movement--immediately negating any potential return on investment.
Central to the challenge in deploying modular storage
systems is balancing capacity, availability, and performance requirements versus budgetary considerations.
Large enterprises across the globe are experiencing unprecedented performance and scalability demands for Internet-enabled, online transaction processing (OLTP) applications and infrastructure consolidations and require a massively scalable storage
solution that can meet these pressing business requirements.
Distributing the storage
management intelligence also allows storage
to be managed and synchronized across multiple geographic locations.
Alerts and Notifications can be triggered by specific storage
policy parameters and dates set by the user, and linked to email.
As the FC disk array grew in size, the high-end, monolithic, FC storage
edu), under the direction of Garth Gibson, have been working on this new technology that radically overhauls the structure of storage
as we know it.
Results from our early support program proved that our SRM solution further delivers on the Softek promise to simplify and optimize the management of complex, multi-vendor storage
infrastructures from a common management platform to achieve better-utilization, more productive staffs, and greater application availability," said Steven Murphy, president and CEO at Softek.
usage from application hosts down to the storage
array is critical functionality that is long overdue," said Arun Taneja, consulting analyst and founder of the Taneja Group.
With traditional DAS or FC-SAN attached disk drives or tape, a file system makes read and write requests via the server to the storage
devices using a set of standard SCSI commands.