BOSTON -- Onaro, Inc., the leader in storage service management, today announced the immediate availability of SANscreen Application Insight 2.0, a powerful new enterprise-class application for aligning storage resources with application requirements. SANscreen Application Insight combines storage infrastructure utilization data with application path awareness to provide a complete application to array picture of storage resource utilization and efficiency. Using Application Insight, infrastructure teams can analyze storage tier assignments, load balance the entire application portfolio, and prevent application outages.
The result is dramatically reduced capital costs through improved storage resource utilization and higher application service levels.
"Aligning storage resources to application requirements successfully and efficiently is a challenge for any infrastructure team," said Dave Russell, research vice president, Gartner, Inc. "Unfortunately, significant gaps remain in the storage resource management (SRM) segment around this capability. Solutions that effectively align resources to requirements should be considered for current SRM customers."
"Our SAN has been growing exponentially year-over-year and we needed a way to monitor its overall health which means acquiring insight into the utilization, performance, and paths of our storage ports," explained Jim Roskiewicz, manager of network services, Princeton Softech. "With Application Insight, we can chart performance over-time to determine where bottlenecks exist, analyze what triggers them, and understand their associations. This enables us to set policies, balance our SANs for performance and redundancy, and to use them optimally. This is visibility never before possible."
"Where Application Insight has been deployed at customer sites, users have identified significant application performance issues and uncovered a sizable amount of under-utilized assets. " said Bryan Semple, vice president of marketing, Onaro Inc. "By aligning storage resources with application requirements, these customers have improved storage resource utilization and decreased the risks for application outages. Based on these results, we predict that Application Insight will achieve a near immediate ROI for customers."