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StoreAge Networking Technologies Ltd., announced a SAN appliance that provides virtual volume management in a heterogeneous SAN environment.
The SAN Volume Manager manages the entire SAN space, pooling the storage resources without interfering data path and offers scalability and high performance.
DataCore and Compaq Computer Corp. both recently announced similar products which virtualize SAN environments into a single storage pool.
The StoreAge manager does not intercept incoming data "in-flight," which, according to an industry analyst, increases the speed and reliability of the SAN management application.
The SVM features physical device monitoring, volume definitions, and virtual storage allocations for all servers and storage connected to the Fibre Channel loop or fabric. The SVM provides a common GUI through which storage is virtualized and selectively presented to users in a flexible way with high degree of granularity.
The SVM provides a platform for storage applications such as remote mirroring, snapshot, etc., and is an enabler for functions such as server-less LAN-free backup, shared file systems, multi-node clusters, and other services that require a uniform overall view of and multiple access to all storage resources of the enterprise.