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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 9 November 2004 issue of Disaster recovery planning options on a shoestring budget
Softek's Tuner Strikes an SRM Chord Product snapshot Product: Softek Performance Tuner. Description: Storage performance monitoring tool for assuring SLA compliance. Key Features: Combines performance-gathering agents with robust reporting capabilities. Pros: Consolidates key performance data into three, easy-to-monitor metrics. Cons: Integration between components is not always smooth or seamless. Price: $58,054 as tested, including Space Optimizer, SANView and 24x7 support. An old cartoon shows a machine gun salesman standing outside a medieval knight's tent. The knight, shown wielding a sword, says, "I don't have time for pesky salesmen--I've got a battle to fight." Storage resource management (SRM) tools seem to suffer from a plight similar to that of the salesman in the cartoon: Many storage managers know they have a problem with cost, capacity and performance, but don't have the time to deploy a tool to permanently address those issues. Softek Storage Solutions Inc. recently added Performance Tuner to its Storage Manager Enterprise Storage Resource ... Access >>>
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