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Report Sorts SAN Management Mess

Today's multivendor SANs are getting more manageable, thanks to bulked-up software suites from a raft of suppliers. But users risk disappointment if they don't investigate up front exactly what hardware will be managed by their new wares, says Byte and Switch Insider, this publication's paid subscription research service.

According to this month's report, "Integrated Storage Management:
Closer, but No Cigar," makers of SAN management and storage resource management (SRM) products have made big strides in supporting third-party technology and offering heterogeneous product support. Unfortunately, "heterogeneous" does not mean "universal."

Companies whose products are covered in the report include

Other companies covered in this report are Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD), DataCore Software Corp., InterSAN Inc., Onaro Inc., QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC), Storability Inc., and Tek-Tools Inc.

All offer differing hardware support profiles.

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