Computer Associates Brightstor Boosts Storage Management

By Brian Fonseca  |  Posted 2005-09-05 Print this article Print

Computer Associates is unveiling BrightStor r11.5, which features improved storage management and risk management capabilities.

Computer Associates International this week will unveil its revamped BrightStor r11.5 platform featuring improved storage management and risk management capabilities.

Currently available, the new version offers streamlined virtual tape automation via a new Microsoft Windows user interface to simplify implementation of disk-to-disk and disk-to-tape backup processes, said CA officials.

CAs new BrightStor Command Center tool provides an up-to-date assessment of resources and performance within a storage environment, as well as embedded identity management and access control functions. The product will be available in 60 days.

To entice smaller enterprises, capacity licensing minimums will be lowered from 10TB to 2TB within 30 days of the launch.

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Brian Fonseca is a senior writer at eWEEK who covers database, data management and storage management software, as well as storage hardware. He works out of eWEEK's Woburn, Mass., office. Prior to joining eWEEK, Brian spent four years at InfoWorld as the publication's security reporter. He also covered services, and systems management. Before becoming an IT journalist, Brian worked as a beat reporter for The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., and cut his teeth in the news business as a sports and news producer for Channel 12-WPRI/Fox 64-WNAC in Providence, RI. Brian holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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