SOURCE: APTARE, Inc.

November 19, 2007 08:00 ET

APTARE Announces General Availability of StorageConsole 6.5

APTARE's Backup and Capacity Management Solution Delivers End-to-End Storage Reporting Capabilities

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - APTARE®, Inc., a leading provider of Web 2.0-based enterprise storage reporting and management software, today announced the general availability of its APTARE StorageConsole® 6.5 and new APTARE StorageConsole Capacity Manager product. The company has a long history of providing world-class storage reporting solutions to organizations of all sizes and its newest release expands its product line into the realm of storage capacity management.

APTARE's StorageConsole 6.5 is a cost-effective, agent-less platform leveraging all of the interactive, customizable benefits of Web 2.0 architecture. It provides a bridged platform that supports all of APTARE's products, integrating backup reporting and storage capacity management into a single web console optimized to enable enterprises to improve their storage utilization and reduce costs.

APTARE StorageConsole Capacity Manager, the latest addition under the company's StorageConsole 6.5 platform, provides information previously unattainable from any array vendor. Using APTARE StorageConsole Capacity Manager, administrators can get a 360-degree view of their storage capacity utilization -- from the hosts, applications, and storage arrays -- through comprehensive reports. With these real-time views into actual capacity, organizations are able to allocate storage more efficiently to maximize its usage and significantly reduce the need for additional future storage.

"Enterprises are starting to realize the costs associated with over-allocating storage that never gets used and can't be reclaimed," said Laura DuBois, research director of Storage Software at IDC. "As a result, IDC expects companies will continue to invest in storage management software that will give them the visibility to maximize their existing SAN storage infrastructure and reduce costs."

APTARE also announced significant upgrades to its APTARE StorageConsole Backup Manager. The company provides the industry's most robust and thorough backup reporting capabilities for the following environments: VERITAS NetBackup, Symantec Backup Exec, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, EMC Legato Networker and HP Data Protector.

"The need for a complete storage reporting platform that provides real-time views throughout the storage environment from backup to capacity is a necessity today for storage administrators and CIOs to stay afloat in today's complex IT environments," said Richard Clark, president and CEO, APTARE. "By having a simple and intuitive Web 2.0 browser user interface, APTARE's StorageConsole 6.5 is a platform that can be used by all levels of the organization from the administrator to the CIO."

Key capabilities of the APTARE StorageConsole 6.5 include:

--  Web 2.0 Architecture: By leveraging AJAX and other Web 2.0
    technologies, StorageConsole 6.5 brings a new level of functionality and
    simplicity such as the convenient "drag & drop" reports, tabbed browsing,
    right-mouse click functionality and floating dialog boxes.
    
--  Agent-less Architecture: The foundation of the APTARE StorageConsole.
    No agents need to be deployed to gather the information about the storage
    environment.
    
--  Report Sharing: The solution streamlines the sharing of information to
    all levels of an organization. E-mail customizable dashboards and reports
    to other team members in PDF, CSV, or HTML format. Reports can also be set
    up for automated delivery.
    

Both APTARE StorageConsole products are offered as a managed service, leveraging the power of the underlying Web 2.0 architecture. Managed service providers can easily install the software and offer storage reporting services to their customer base in the form of storage health checks and ongoing storage management services.

Pricing and availability

APTARE StorageConsole 6.5 is available now, directly through APTARE and its worldwide alliance channel resellers, including FusionStorm. The Alliance Reseller Program is a global partner program enables APTARE partners to provide enterprise-level storage reporting and management to their customers. To learn more about APTARE's Alliance Reseller Program visit: http://aptare.com/aptare_resellers.html. For specific pricing information, please email sales@aptare.com or call (866) 927-8273.

About APTARE

Headquartered in Campbell, California, APTARE is a provider of Web 2.0 reporting and management applications that simplify the optimization of complex enterprise storage environments. APTARE StorageConsole®, the company's application platform, is a Web 2.0 platform that gives IT administrators and executives a centralized, real-time view of their storage environment through out-of-the-box dashboards. Using APTARE StorageConsole applications companies like Novell, Calamos Investments, Eprod and York University increase management effectiveness, maximize storage utilization, and reduce costs. The software is sold direct and through a large base of resellers and managed services providers. For more information, please visit www.aptare.com.

APTARE and APTARE StorageConsole are registered trademarks of APTARE, Inc. All other trade names, trademarks, and service marks are the rightful property of their respective owners.

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