SOURCE: APTARE

February 02, 2011 13:10 ET

APTARE Delivers Revolutionary Next Generation Agent-Less Data Collection

SRM Vendor Continues to Raise the Bar in the Quest for Simplification of Enterprise Storage Management

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2011) - Enterprise storage resource management (SRM) leader APTARE Inc. today announced enhancements across its unified storage management product suite, StorageConsole.

The release of APTARE StorageConsole Feature Pack One introduces a revolutionary next generation agent-less host data collection for enterprise storage environments. This agent-less collector is now designed to apply multiple methods to capture critical storage capacity metrics from the hosts and heterogeneous storage systems. Based on the heuristic method success criteria, the agent-less collector "learns" and optimizes its data collection for subsequent scheduled collections. Data parsing and interpretation rules are decoupled from the core logic of the agent-less data collector in the same way that virus protection software vendors use virus signatures and their rules files. This next generation architecture is designed to expect change. By embracing an architecture that adapts to change and decouples the parsing and data interpretation rules from the core collection logic, APTARE can stay ahead of the fluid and ever changing world of storage configurations and provide true and accurate business intelligence and trustable metrics to its customers.

APTARE StorageConsole Capacity Manager now includes support for EMC virtual (thin) provisioning for CLARiiON and Symmetrix arrays and capacity management support for EMC Symmetrix VMAX storage arrays. Additionally, APTARE StorageConsole Backup Manager has been enhanced to include comprehensive support for Data Domain de-duplication systems.

"With the increasing use of thin provisioning and de-duplication products, our customers continue to look to APTARE for our simple to use unified storage management suite of products to efficiently manage their storage environments," said Rick Clark, President and CEO of APTARE. "With the latest version of APTARE StorageConsole, our customers can deploy the new agent-less data collector and embrace a 'set it and forget it' approach for pro-actively managing their storage environments."

"By further simplifying and optimizing data collection process, APTARE's StorageConsole is well positioned to deliver meaningful and actionable information across highly virtualized, heterogeneous storage environments," said Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst for Enterprise Strategy Group. "As organizations continue to increase their use of server virtualization technologies, APTARE's StorageConsole will play an increasingly important role in helping organizations better manage and optimize their storage environments."

For more information, visit the APTARE website (http://www.aptare.com/products_whatsnew8_Feature_Pack_One.php) for the latest information on APTARE StorageConsole.

About APTARE, Inc.
Headquartered in Campbell, California, APTARE, Inc. is a provider of enterprise storage reporting, monitoring and alerting solutions that increase the efficiency of enterprise storage environments and reduce costs. APTARE StorageConsole®, the company's software platform, is an agent-less Web 2.0-based solution that gives IT administrators and executives a centralized view of their storage environment through out-of-the-box dashboards. Using APTARE StorageConsole products, companies like Novell, Calamos Investments, Eprod and York University increase management effectiveness, maximize storage utilization and reduce costs. The software is sold direct, through resellers and cloud storage providers. For more information, please visit www.aptare.com.

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