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Published: 16 Oct 2012

My previous article, "Simpler SAN management--please," uncovered the burdens and associated costs of administering independent management points for the devices in your storage area network (SAN) without a comprehensive storage resource management package. Inflated staffs, data lost through failed backups and lackluster application performance are just some of the inefficiencies in today's data centers. These well-documented inefficiencies existed before the emergence of SANs. But the emergence of SANs gave us the functionality and intelligence in hardware and protocols to effectively manage, provision and report on our application storage and its pathways. Now, we're finally gaining complete control over the storage infrastructure and the business processes that rely on it. ECC's tiered architecture This month and next, I'll put two products under the proverbial microscope that seek to enable that new level of control. This month, I'll take a look at EMC ControlCenter (ECC) 5.1 and next month I'll size up Veritas SANPoint Control 3.5.1 and compare the two ... Access >>>

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