Quantum Enhances Remote Storage Management

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2007-08-20
 
 
 
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.

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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.

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