NetApp® SANscreen software delivers data center efficiencies to storage by proactively aligning storage resources with application requirements. By enabling real-time, multivendor, multiprotocol service-level views of the storage environment, SANscreen allows customers to manage storage as a true end-to-end IT service. Since the service-level information that is delivered via SANscreen can be leveraged by storage and nonstorage teams, customers can effectively integrate storage into the entire IT service delivery chain, resulting in increased efficiencies and reduced costs.
With todays economy, enterprise customers need to find ways to increase utilization of their existing IT infrastructure and lower their costs, said Bob Laliberte, analyst, Enterprise Storage Group. One way that IT staffs can accomplish this is by implementing an end-to-end storage management solution that provides full visibility and flexible capacity management capabilities. Investing in these technologies can provide an almost immediate return on investment for storage, network, and server assets, plus it enables customers to align their storage services with application requirements.