SOURCE: Servergraph

March 06, 2006 08:30 ET

Servergraph Announces Reporting Support for NAS Devices and NDMP

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2006 -- Servergraph, a division of Rocket Software (, a global software development company for the world's leading OEMs, today introduced reporting support for backups of Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and Fibre-Attached Storage (FAS) devices that are performed with TSM's network data management protocol (NDMP) interface. Backup statistics for NDMP-related backups are included in Servergraph's standard system-wide reports.

"Servergraph continues to evolve to support different backup paradigms as they become part of mainstream data protection," said Mark Roberts, business unit manager for Rocket Software. "Our support of NDMP extends our capabilities for the enterprise space."

NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol) is an open protocol used to control data backup and recovery communications between primary and secondary storage in a heterogeneous network environment. NDMP-initiated backups let the NAS filer write directly to a tape drive, rather than to the TSM server. While this gives great performance, it doesn't let TSM report how many gigabytes were moved. Servergraph's aggressive data capture and analysis shows information in a normalized fashion.

"Total visibility across the enterprise backup environment is critical today," said Durstin Wilson, vice president of sales for Rocket Software. "Servergraph now integrates rich reporting on NAS devices from NDMP, bringing our users an even more comprehensive view of backup performance and reliability."

About Servergraph

Servergraph® provides agent-less management and automation Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) systems --graphing and powerful drill-down tools for quick problem isolation, performance tuning, and billing by application or cost center -- all from a single Web-based console.

About Rocket Software

Founded in 1990, Rocket Software is a global development firm that builds Enterprise Infrastructure products for the world's leading OEMs, networks and software companies. The company's current lines of business complement and extend strategic OEM offerings in the areas of enterprise and mobile security, relational databases, mobile and wireless computing, and operational support systems (OSS). Rocket's current OEM relationships and technology partners include IBM, RSA Security, Microsoft, NEC, and Toshiba. Rocket Software is based in Newton, Mass., and employs more than 200 people worldwide. For more information, visit

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