Onaro Launches New Products

Onaro launches new products to extend datacenter automation to networked storage

September 4, 2007

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BOSTON -- Onaro, Inc. (http://www.onaro.com), the leader in storage service management, announced today the immediate availability of SANscreen Capacity Manager 1.0, SANscreen Provisioning Manager 1.0, and updates to SANscreen Service Assurance. The combination of these products enables organizations to extend IT Service Management and IT Automation to networked storage with the goal of accelerating application delivery, reducing operating costs and trimming capital spending on storage by as much as 20%.

The Onaro SANscreen product suite includes Service Insight, Service Assurance, Application Insight, Replication Assurance, and now Capacity Manager 1.0 and Provisioning Manager 1.0. SANscreen is the most widely deployed datacenter automation solution for storage. It is currently in production in 20% of the Fortune 50, including the world's largest retailer, entertainment company, commercial bank and health insurer. Onaro's customers have successfully scaled SANscreen to support environments from 500 to over 70,000 ports.

Extending Datacenter Automation to Storage While datacenter automation has already brought significant benefits to server and network management, it has largely bypassed networked storage.Storage Resource Management, solutions have evolved to focus mainly on data management while more classic datacenter automation solutions remain tightly focused on network and server automation.

Networked storage can no longer be bypassed by datacenter automation. Three trends will drive the integration of storage into the balance of datacenteroperations:

  • Storage resources now represent up to 45% of the infrastructurebudget in many large enterprises. Networked storage is no longer a small, isolated island of spending and resource deployment.

  • Utilization, availability, planning, and power pose cross domainoperational issues. The same operation processes used for network and server management need to be applied to storage to solve these challenges.

  • Virtual machine technology holds out the promise of great benefitbut with increased risk for both the physical and virtual infrastructure.Successful virtual machine implementation will require a truly cross-domain approach to achieve optimal business impact.

Extending datacenter automation to networked storage requires a foundation built on real time, cross vendor infrastructure configuration information that can be transformed into a true service level view of storage. This service level view serves as the baseline of information to coordinate the building, management, optimization and audit of storage services.

"Storage management must become integrated into mainstream datacenter operations for organizations to get to the next level of efficiencies and cost reduction," said Dave Russell, vice president, Gartner, Inc. "There is significant low-hanging fruit that can be captured around cost reduction, operational efficiencies and service-quality improvements for IT groups that can successfully integrate these two parts of the datacenter."

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