EMC Gives Storage Management A Cloud Facelift

July 14, 2011: Today’s storage resource management offerings won’t cut it in the emerging highly virtualized, cloud-based IT environment, so storage leader EMC has created a new solution with a federated architecture that delivers an end-to-end view of all storage assets, single-pane management, and host-through-storage performance monitoring and analysis. ProSphere features agent-less discovery, Smart Groups policy management and tight integration with the latest EMC and VMware storage and virtualization technologies.

This is storage management for the cloud computing era, says EMC’s Kevin Gray. Consisting of two modules–Core and Ionix Storage Configuration Advisor–ProSphere is fast and easy to install, with a virtual application deployable in less than an hour. It will manage more than 1.2 million volumes, 36,000 SAN ports and 18,000 hosts, he says, and should result in 75% less hardware. Initially targeted at performance use cases, subsequent releases will focus on additional functionality, and eventually ProSphere will replace EMC’s Ionix Control Center.

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Author: Steve Wexler

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