What would a software category be without the V word? No, we don't mean virtualization, we mean software juggernaut Veritas. Like our Gold and Silver winners, Veritas SANPoint offers a centralized storage management interface to deploy, monitor and manage multivendor networked storage environments.
SANPoint Control manages everything from the application to the storage array and tackles tasks such as performance and policy management, storage provisioning and zoning while actively managing storage resources and service level agreements.
Judges pointed out that SANPoint Control 3.5 currently supports HP-UX, Solaris and Windows 2000, features such as Install Wizard and automatic discovery of storage resources, which help ease the need for highly skilled IT staff. The one drawback to Veritas' software, according to the judges, is a lack of options for some operations. One judge thinks that the SANPoint Control 3.5 "should support discovery of other backup packages."