Hitachi Data Systems Upgrades Data Center Monitoring Package

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-05-19 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HDS adds support for Hyper-V and VMware vSphere to its all-in-one performance monitor that continually checks the availability of all servers, routers, switches and storage arrays in an IT system, and compiles and displays all the relevant information on a single computer screen.

Hitachi Data Systems said May 18 that it is shipping a new version of its data center monitoring software for midsize IT environments, which-thanks largely to widespread use of virtualization-are getting as complicated as large enterprise systems.

Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer 2.0 is an all-in-one performance monitor that continually checks the availability of all servers, routers, switches and storage arrays in an IT system, and compiles and displays all the relevant information on a single computer screen.

This continual supervision and reporting reduces in substantial fashion the industry's so-called "mean time to diagnose" (MTTD) IT infrastructure outages, which solves a common pain point for IT managers. IT Operations Analyzer 2.0 can trim this problem-diagnosis time by as much as 90 percent, HDS said.

New features in the 2.0 version include enhanced virtualization support for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere; expanded device monitoring (up to 750 nodes per license); new support for Hitachi Universal Storage Platform VM, SUSE Linux, Cisco ISR, Extreme, Linksys/Cisco (SGE) and Enterasys; and a partner- and ISV-enabled plug-in development platform.

Using those open standard plug-ins, Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer is able to integrate with numerous data center applications and third-party devices to provide complete monitoring of the network infrastructure, the company said.

"When an IT system fails or becomes unavailable, work is delayed, revenue is lost and the business suffers," said Sean Moser, HDS vice president of Software Products for Global Solutions and Strategy Development.

"IT infrastructure can be a complex and often accidental architecture made up of servers, switches and storage devices from multiple vendors. Our goal is to provide uncomplicated, thorough monitoring capabilities for a broad set of IT equipment."

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Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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