Set for beta release in June—and buoyed further by new components expected to be announced when i3 7.0 is generally available in the fourth quarter—the product fosters integration with Veritas Storage Foundation and Veritas Volume Manager software to integrate file system and volume management metrics into user-to-storage performance management, Veritas officials said.
Officials at the Mountain View, Calif.-based company also said the enhanced i3s integration with Veritas Cluster Server will boost correlation capabilities by ramping up availability and failure alerts to better monitor and manage application service levels.
The ability to offer a sturdier degree of visibility into application performance and storage usage trends and patterns will help customers take advantage of increased asset utilization and cost allocation, according to Gary Bloom, president and CEO of Veritas.
"Application performance management starts by giving the customer the view all the way [across the enterprise]," Bloom said. "Then, the user can measure the system and track defined service-level agreements [SLAs] based on prioritization."
At its Veritas Vision conference Wednesday, the software storage vendor introduced a new broadened set of consulting practices and services to enable utility computing. These services will address areas including application performance, disaster recovery and storage management to incorporate Veritas mantra of a "building block" approach to meter and provide chargebacks of IT services through SLA deployment.
In terms of enhanced support, Veritas announced it will add support for Sun Microsystems Inc.s Solaris operating system for x86 systems for both AMD Opteron- and Intel-based platforms to its stable. The parties also announced a reseller agreement that will allow Sun to sell Veritas software on Opteron and Intel platforms later this year.