New EMC software targets SMBs

EMC has released two new software products aimed at small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to configure and manage storage devices. The company also announced enhancements to a number of software products that manage its Clariion line of storage arrays.

The new products, VisualSRM and VisualSAN, are built on top of technology EMC picked up in two recent acquisitions. VisualSRM is based on the storage resource management (SRM) software EMC acquired this April in its purchase of Astrum Software. VisualSAN is storage area network (SAN) software EMC picked up in its 2002 purchase of Prisa Networks.

EMC decided to acquire the two companies and develop products specifically designed for smaller businesses rather than create a slimmed-down version of its enterprise-level ControlCenter software, EMC's vice-president of open software marketing, Tony Marzulli. said.

"We are not putting lipstick on a pig," he said. "What this is, is architecting a solution from the ground up for these markets," he said.

VisualSRM can be used to set storage policies for systems running applications like Microsoft Exchange or SQL Server, or for the Oracle or Sybase databases.

Pricing for the product was based on the size of the system it was managing, but it started at $US2000, Marzulli said.

VisualSAN allows administrators to set up and monitor storage area networks on EMC's Clariion storage arrays. Pricing for VisualSAN starts at $6000.

Both products are available immediately.

EMC has also announced enhancements to its Navisphere, SnapView and SAN Copy software designed to make users "more productive", Marzulli said.

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