HP has introduced a storage resource management suite to unify storage in the datacentre.
The suite, HP Storage Essentials, is designed to help users simplify IT infrastructure administration and drive collaboration.
HP Storage Essentials integrates with HP Systems Insight Manager, the company’s cross-server and storage management platform.
The suite consists of a plug-in which HP says has been factory-tested to integrate into the HP Systems Insight Manager platform and supports industry standards, such as J2EE, SMI-S, WBEM and WMI.
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"No other vendor is providing consolidated storage and server management that is this tightly integrated," said Steve Duplessie, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group.
"This is a better way to manage infrastructure. It is a holistic heterogeneous management that will provide greater insight into IT issues that impact business practices."
Bob Schultz, HP senior vice-president and general manager for the StorageWorks division, said, "HP is changing the economics of management in the datacentre by eliminating ‘management islands’. By unifying server and storage management, HP is enabling customers to simplify their IT environments without sacrificing control."
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