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Vol. 1 No. 6 August 2002

Taxonomy of Storage Management Software Providers

In the market for storage management software, there's no lack of vendors who will sell you tools to help you regain control of your storage resources, but most seem to come from four basic heritages. VENDOR TYPES PROS CONS SAMPLE VENDORS Storage hardware Deep integration with their own offerings Poor support for heterogeneous environments; not software developers EMC, Hitachi, Sun, IBM Management software Extensive management experience No storage-specific expertise Tivoli, Computer Associates, BMC, Hewlett-Packard Storage software Vendor agnostic; storage specific Overly storage-centric view of the IT universe Veritas, Fujitsu Softek, StorScape, TrueSAN SSPs Products developed out of real-world experience; intimate knowledge of interoperability issues Experienced with system administration - not software development StorageNetworks, ManagedStorage International, Creekpath

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    Our extensive survey of 2003 spending plans documents continuing networked storage growth and selective adoption of new technology.

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