CA Rolls Out SAN Manager
The product's interface is geared for mid-level staff.Storage managers with diverse hardware environments have a new administration option, BrightStor SAN Manager, released by Computer Associates International Inc. on Tuesday. The products interface is geared for mid-level staff. "It doesnt have to be your senior-level SAN experts doing this. In major corporations, theres usually one or two people who are senior thats not really efficient," said Eric Pitcher, vice president of storage brand management, in Islandia, N.Y. BrightStor SAN Manager can run as a stand-alone product with its own client interface, or through CAs BrightStor Portal application. It connects to the portal and to other CA software with hooks called Common Services, Pitcher said.
Available now, BrightStor SAN Manager supports all major arrays, switches, host-bus adapters and tape libraries. Only arrays from LSI Logic Corp. and switches from Cisco Systems Inc. are absent from CAs partner list; those will be supported by the next major version, officials said. The switches might be supported sooner, they added.