2003 BRONZE: OuterBay Application Data Management 3.0

Review of 2003 storage management software bronze medal winner OuterBay Application Data Management 3.0.

Bronze medal: STORAGE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

OuterBay Technologies' Application Data Management (ADM) 3.0 software suite's ability to save the end user money by migrating data on high-end storage gear to less-expensive storage platforms resonated with our panel of judges.

ADM 3.0 is implemented as an operationally transparent extension of application, database and storage environments. OuterBay's software supports Oracle, PeopleSoft and custom applications as well as open standards and systems such as Linux and ATA. ADM 3.0 monitors and manages data growth to maintain application performance and speed upgrades. The suite is made up of the Application Resource Monitor (ARM), Instance Generator and LiveArchive.

The Instance Generator eliminates full-sized production database copies in favor of smaller subsets of the database. LiveArchive improves application performance and reduces the downtime needed for consolidations and upgrades by managing application data growth. It works by identifying inactive application data and moving it onto more cost-effective storage, where it remains online and accessible to users from their existing application user interfaces.

OuterBay's award was solidified by its advanced management features. One judge said it offers "data facility hierarchical storage management and data facility storage management subsystem capabilities for the little guys."

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