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Vol. 2 No. 5 July 2003

Veritas SANPoint Control compared with EMC ControlCenter

Last month, we looked at EMC Enterprise Control Center (ECC) Open Edition (see "EMC raises the bar for SAN management") with the intention of comparing its abilities to Veritas SANPoint Control 3.5.1. Although heterogeneous support didn't amount to full control of non-EMC products, the engineering groundwork has been laid and marketing positions taken for ECC to evolve into a useful and nondiscriminatory storage area network (SAN) management offering. Veritas has engineered and built on another storage management offering in SANPoint Control 3.5.1. SANPoint Control centralizes the management of storage resources into one console by exploring your SAN fabric and discovering its supported hardware and software components. In addition to discovery and zoning, real-time event reporting--along with policy-based end-to-end management and provisioning--ensures that it can be considered next-generation and capable of sparring with EMC's ECC. How SANPoint Control works A key requirement of business continuity is that there's sufficient ...

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