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Vol. 3 No. 3 May 2004

Veritas' StorageCentral formidable storage resource management application

Product snapshot Product Veritas StorageCentral Standard Edition 5.2 Description Storage resource manager Key Features Supports Active Directory and NetApp filers Pro Rich policy and reporting features Con Currently only supports Windows Platforms Price Starts at $3,149 Storage resource management (SRM) products are finally beginning to gain some attention. Storage administrators have found that adding hardware is at best a stopgap solution for storage capacity problems, and that changing the data retention habits of users is a far better long-term solution. This realization has renewed interest in SRM applications, such as Veritas Software Corp.'s StorageCentral 5.2, which is one of a new crop of SRM programs, such as AppIQ Inc.'s StorageAuthority Suite and Northern Parklife Inc.'s Storage Suite, among others. These products demonstrate that a significant ROI is possible when applying software to a storage management problem. Installation Veritas StorageCentral Standard Edition supports Windows environments including XP, NT, ...

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Features in this issue

  • Mobile Drives, Portable Backups

    Do mobile disk drives have a future in disk-based backup?

  • Bridging SAN islands

    To help ensure that a change made to one part of the SAN doesn't interfere with the entire storage network, some new products claim to have developed a new switch-based intelligence that segregates the SAN and protects SAN data.

  • WAN Links gain speed

    Can't get past the cost of doing high-speed remote replication? Latency problems driving you nuts? New TCIP/IP accelerators for IP storage promise some relief.

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