DataCore Software, one of the industry’s premier providers of storage virtualization software, today introduced the SANsymphony™-V Monitoring Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. The new offering enables customers to easily monitor and manage the diverse storage assets virtualized by SANsymphony-V alongside other facets of their data center from System Center.

Storage Hypervisor Integration into System Center

The DataCore SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor enhances the value of diverse storage resources by unifying advanced services, such as provisioning, auto-tiering, replication and performance acceleration, through a common storage virtualization layer. The SANsymphony-V Monitoring Pack brings constant visibility into the health, performance and availability of these virtualized storage resources in System Center. The combined solution uniquely encompasses both on-premise and cloud-based, off-premise components, including redundant high-availability elements and those in remote disaster recovery sites. Information appears on a “single pane of glass” alongside other facets of the data center, simplifying end-to-end service management of diverse storage environments.

“Customers with mission-critical systems depend on Microsoft System Center to manage across their physical and virtualized environments,” said Andrew Conway, director, product management, System Center, Microsoft. “The DataCore SANsymphony-V Monitoring Pack for Operations Manager is designed to give these customers the ability to monitor their virtualized storage infrastructure.”

DataCore’s SANsymphony-V Monitoring Pack easily integrates with System Center Operations Manager 2007 and System Center Operations Manager 2010.

Key SANsymphony-V Monitoring Pack benefits include:

  • Centrally monitor heterogeneous disk farms from the System Center Operations Manager console
  • Simplify end-to-end service management of diverse storage equipment
  • Quickly determine the health of the system and its key components
  • Immediately detect any abnormal conditions
  • Isolate trouble spots
  • Identify source of problem and potential solutions
  • Visualize performance trends
  • Track capacity consumption

Extended Relationship with Microsoft Further Strengthens Long History of Integrated Solutions

Building on a 13 year history of creating innovative storage virtualization solutions, DataCore complements Microsoft’s virtualization strategy by harnessing the native capabilities of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server Hyper-V technologies to address critical storage challenges.

“Since its inception, DataCore has been leveraging Microsoft Windows Server as the platform of choice for development and innovation of storage virtualization technologies,” said Carlos Carreras, vice president of alliances & business development for DataCore Software. “The latest integration into System Center makes the combination even more compelling for customers using our SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor to build out their private clouds.”

Availability
The SANsymphony-V Monitoring Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager is available immediately.