Hitachi Data Systems Upgrades Data Center Monitoring Package

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-05-19

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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