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Vol. 3 No. 7 September 2004

Hands-On Review: Onaro SANscreen 2.5.2

Manage SAN changes with confidence Product snapshot Product: Onaro SANscreen 2.5.2 Description: Storage management Key Features: Predictive change management Pros: Easy to learn, excellent navigation, prevalidation of changes Cons: Not SMI-S compliant, requires device passwords Price: Starts at $64 per port Do you know what will happen the next time you make a change in your storage area network (SAN)? The impact of a change to a SAN configuration is often an elusive piece of intelligence. Without that insight, changes can go wrong, leaving storage access paths compromised or unavailable to application hosts. SAN change management largely has been a manual process. Change management is risky enough, and is often compounded by SAN configuration information that's sometimes out of date. Boston-based Onaro Inc.'s SANscreen v. 2.5.2 is a predictive change management application. It allows different groups to use the same real-time information to collaborate on SAN changes before, during and after the changes are made. SANscreen does...

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Features in this issue

  • Hands-On Review: Onaro SANscreen 2.5.2

    by  Darryl Brooks

    Onaro's SANscreen takes the uncertainty out of making changes to a SAN environment by showing the effects of a change before it's actually implemented.

  • Storage at risk

    by  Jon Oltsik

    A new survey of Storage magazine readers by the Enterprise Strategy Group reveals that storage security is weak. IT staffs--with help from storage vendors--need to do more to secure storage.

  • Tape's new love affair with disk

    The marriage of tape and disk has spawned a new class of virtual tape products that promise faster, cheaper backup and recovery.

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