NEW YORK -- Two storage start-ups are swinging for fences not yet cleared by some of the industry's heavy-hitters.Fremont, Calif.-based Rhapsody Networks Inc. and Boulder, Colo.-based CreekPath Systems Inc. spoke at the RCB Capital Markets Storage conference here on Thursday and Friday about plans to bring to market products to tackle storage management. Rhapsody's plan was outlined by President and CEO Mike Klayko. Klayko said his company was looking for a way to trim the costs of managing a storage network and saw an opportunity by cutting storage administration excess. "Its clear that the price of computing will continue to come down. But, I feel the area where the total cost of ownership can be most affected is in storage administration," said Klayko.
Klayko also cited a study his company conducted that looked at a day-in-the-life of a storage professional. What the survey, which polled 520 professionals, revealed was that the average storage professional has as many as 51 tasks they need to complete in a routine week.Looking for ways to automate these processes and centralize storage are precisely the plan for the yet unreleased product that Klayko says is in the Alpha testing stages and is headed for beta shortly. Klayko also said virtualization will help provide some relief for storage professionals by automating 25% of the existing storage tasks. But he also warned that virtualization is not
For more information:Storage Management Tips Best Web Links: Storage Management