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Onaro Extends Automation to Storage

There are a number of reasons why storage is left out of IT automation, but Onaro is determined to end the cycle of neglect.

The vendor, which specializes in storage management, has introduced three new products it claims can substantially improve the capacity utilization and capex profiles of enterprise storage users.
They include Capacity Manager 1.0, which presents information on the amount of storage capacity available by business unit, department, data center, or other organizational unit; and Provisioning Manager 1.0, a package that forecasts storage requirements for specific storage tiers or business units. Both modules run on dedicated Windows servers, like the rest of the SANscreen suite. They start at $250 per Tbyte of managed storage and are available now, Onaro says.

Onaro has also unveiled an Application Dashboard feature for its Service Assurance module, which tracks service-level performance of the storage environment by application. The Service Assurance module starts at $185 per port and is available now.

Finally, Onaro pre-announced VM Insight, which is due out in December and will track the underlying resources associated with virtual machines. No pricing has been set.

The new products are part of Onaro's widening roster of SANscreen wares, which aim to depict information about storage resources that (1) isn't available outside of vendor-specific SRM tools, precluding high-level heterogeneous storage views; or (2) is largely absent from overarching IT automation and management solutions.

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