HDS Expands Management Software Portfolio
Hitachi Data Systems, a subsidiary of Hitachi, announced it is
expanding its management software portfolio with two offerings aimed at
small and medium-size businesses; the Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer
and the Hitachi Storage Command Portal.
The company says the IT Operations Analyzer is ideal for midmarket
customers who are looking for a user-friendly solution. The software
simplifies data center management by providing integrated monitoring of
data center servers and IP networks along with Fibre Channel (SAN)
networks, LAN and storage systems. It is available via a 30-day free
trial link at the company's Website.
This view of the data center enables performance and availability
monitoring across servers, network and storage assets. The solution
features automated root cause analysis, network visualization,
agentless architecture to support simple deployment and a unified
intuitive, Web-based interface.
Todd Thelen, the technology leader at Mary Kay, says he is impressed
with the interface and the ease and speed with which the devices in the
data center are discovered. "The feature set is focused on solving
issues we face every day in our data center, and looks to hold great
promise in helping optimize our existing assets and continue to find
ways to reduce costs."
Hitachi says the IT Operations Analyzer is designed to help customers
streamline IT operations, improve customer service levels, reduce total
cost of ownership and is easy to manage across the data center without
"IT Managers are continually challenged with increasing demands from their internal customers, and must stretch their expertise and limited staff to maintain multivendor, multiplatform data center infrastructures," says Mary Johnston
Turner, the research director for system management software for IDC.
She says Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer provides the visibility customers need to monitor the performance and availability of the data center, and help manage remediation for network issues and outages. "It enables IT managers to focus on critical areas that strengthen competitive advantage, control costs and increase customer service levels," she says.
The Command Portal consolidates storage reporting within the Hitachi
Storage Command Suite of management software to align Hitachi storage
assets with the business applications that rely on them. The solution
provides businesses with a view of the Hitachi storage environment with
business centric capacity and performance reporting to help manage
service level objectives (SLOs).
"We're extending our innovation and expertise in storage management to deliver software that helps customers increase the return on their IT asset investments and reduce total cost of ownership in their data centers," says HDS's vice president of software product management Sean Moser. "Our approach to software is focused on helping our customers achieve service level objectives and optimize business value."