SolarWinds Turns To Storage

01 Jun 11

Bob Quillian, SolarWinds senior director product marketing, says SolarWinds Storage Manager, powered by Profiler, provides an all-in-one view, allowing users to view real-time and historical statistics, plus the entire storage infrastructure, though any web browser.
The company has also launched Virtualization Manager, formerly Hyper9.
Quillian says the two products are designed to meet the ‘major challenge’ faced by many customers, who are dealing with increasing virtualisation complexity as environments scale and mature.
Storage Manager monitors, collects and analyses data from SAN and NAS arrays and fibre channel switches and gives administrators a ‘sweeping view’ of storage capacity, allocation, usage and performance. Additional modules can extend the view to servers, virtualisation, applications and backups.
Meanwhile, Virtualization Manager provides unified capacity, performance, configuration and chargeback management for the virtualised infrastructure. The application also includes Time Travel, which tracks historical performance and capacity and models and maps historical relationships and dependencies, enabling new levels of troubleshooting and forensics.
Quillian says the products, both of which start at US$2995, provide an opportunity for channel partners to get new business and to help existing customers who are going through a ‘fairly consistent pattern’ of starting small in virtualisation as a first step toward cloud computing. "There is a lot of opportunity for the channel to help customers on their virtualisation journey and provide a trusted source of help and information,” he adds.

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