Quantum Enhances Remote Storage Management

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2007-08-20 Print this article Print

Quantum's StorageCare Vision software automates management of all disk and tape backup and SAN switches from one location.

Data backup, recovery and archive provider Quantum on Aug. 20 introduced an extension to its intelligent data management software product line that it says enables customers to more effectively manage their data protection infrastructure across distributed environments. The new addition, StorageCare Vision, is designed for companies with remote or branch offices where data protection processes and IT support are limited. The new software offers backup optimization with diagnostics and reporting. StorageCare Vision works alongside Quantums iLayer tape automation system management and its remote monitoring backup application to automate all a users data protection—including all disk and tape systems, backup applications and SAN (storage area network) switches—through a single user interface.
StorageCare Vision runs on Windows 2000/2003 Server and supports the Solaris, Linux, AIX and HP-UX operating systems and several data management software packages, such as EMC Legato NetWorker, Symantec Veritas NetBackup and Backup Exec, and Tivoli Storage Manager.
Click here to read about Quantums "policy-based" deduplication. Supported systems also include Quantums DXi-Series disk backup and replication family, which features data deduplication; DX-Series disk-based backup systems and appliances; Scalar iPlatform tape libraries; and PX-Series tape libraries, in addition to switches from Cisco Systems, Brocade and McData. According to TheInfoPros recent "Wave 9" storage study, Fortune 1000 organizations have identified managing complexity as a key pain point, mostly in relation to integration and responsive reporting issues, said TheInfoPro Managing Director of Storage Research Robert Stevenson. "Most of these issues stem from the fact that these enterprises work with an average of eight separate vendors to fulfill their storage needs and they have to ensure that each technology integrates seamlessly with the others—a very tedious and time-consuming task," Stevenson said. "End users are looking for more comprehensive solutions, such as Quantums StorageCare Vision, which allows [end users] to monitor their Quantum systems, SAN switches and backup applications from one screen and help optimize management of the entire data protection environment." StorageCare Vision is available now through Quantum and its distribution partners, said Quantum, based in San Jose, Calif. Check out eWEEK.coms Security Center for the latest security news, reviews and analysis. And for insights on security coverage around the Web, take a look at eWEEKs Security Watch blog.
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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