Executive Summary

By Henry Baltazar  |  Posted 2003-03-24 Print this article Print

: EMC Control Center 5.1.1"> Executive Summary: EMC Control Center 5.1.1

Usability Excellent
Capability Excellent
Performance Good
Interoperability Good
Manageability Excellent
Scalability Excellent
Security Good
EMCs upgraded Control Center is a powerful suite that provides an enhanced framework for storage hardware and networking and server management. Currently, much of the suites functionality works only on EMC hardware, but if interoperability improves as expected, Control Center could become a major force in the storage management market.


Control Center 5.1.1 is designed to reduce management costs, but IT managers should expect to take an initial budget hit for acquisition, implementation and training expenses. The relatively simple interface should make it easy to learn, but it could take weeks or even months to master all the features. In the longer term, Control Centers automation functions should enable IT managers to use less staff to manage ever-expanding storage infrastructure.

(+) Easy to navigate; wide range of management and monitoring capabilities; good reporting and alerting functions.

(-) Currently limited to EMC, HP arrays; limited auto-discovery capabilities.

  • Fujitsu Software Technology Corp.s Softek Storage Manager
  • Veritas Software Corp.s SANPoint Control
  • www.emc.com


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