SOURCE: SolarWinds


May 11, 2011 07:30 ET

SolarWinds Adds Monitoring Support for EMC CLARiiON With New Storage Free Tool

SAN Monitor for EMC CLARiiON Provides Real-Time, At-a-Glance Insight Into Storage Performance and Capacity on Disk Arrays and SAN Devices

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its second SAN Monitor free tool designed for storage administrators, SAN Monitor for EMC CLARiiON. SAN Monitor for EMC CLARiiON joins SAN Monitor for Dell®, IBM®, and Sun StorageTek™ to quickly and easily monitor storage arrays.

SAN Monitor for EMC CLARiiON delivers users the visibility to help prevent application and server performance issues by identifying performance bottlenecks with disk I/O and latency. With SAN Monitor for EMC CLARiiON, IT professionals can monitor storage array performance quickly and easily and drill down into Logical Unit Number (LUN) inventory details using a desktop dashboard and track storage asset information.

"Current storage resource management tools are cumbersome, requiring many drill-down steps. With our latest SAN Monitor free tool, we're providing users of EMC CLARiiON, one of the largest storage vendors worldwide, with an easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use solution to give them real-time status and performance information about their arrays," said Josh Stephens, SolarWinds' head geek and VP of technology.

SAN Monitor for EMC CLARiiON highlights:

  • Quickly and easily monitor EMC CLARiiON storage arrays
  • Gain at-a-glance insight into storage performance and capacity with a desktop dashboard
  • Drill down into LUN inventory details, including LUN size, physical disks, RAID type, total IOPs, I/O response time and more
  • Easily track storage asset information, including array name, model, manufacturer, serial number, firmware version, number of controllers, number of disks (allocated and spare), and total raw capacity

For a comprehensive view into the health and capacity of all storage arrays, users should trial SolarWinds Profiler. With end-to-end mapping of physical and virtual infrastructure, Profiler enables users to quickly pinpoint the root cause of shared storage issues.

SolarWinds Profiler highlights:

  • Maps VM performance to physical storage (VM-to-Spindle) in order to maximize performance and efficiency for the virtual environment
  • Pinpoints storage bottlenecks, hotpots, and storage I/O contention across the entire multi-vendor storage stack
  • Delivers agentless DAS, NAS and SAN monitoring and generates policy-based alerts on status and usage thresholds
  • Automates the collection and presentation of storage forecasting data and tracks performance over time to identify hot spots, peak hours and potential outages
  • Delivers at-a-glance insight into the health and usage of storage arrays from iSCSI to Fibre Channel, including EMC, NetApp, Dell, Hitachi HDS, IBM and Sun systems plus Fibre Channel switches, including Brocade, Cisco, and QLogic

Pricing and Availability

  • SolarWinds SAN Monitor for EMC CLARiiON is free and available on the SolarWinds website.
  • Pricing for SolarWinds Profiler starts at $2,995. For more information, visit the SolarWinds website, download a free 30-day evaluation, or call 866.530.8100.

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become "status quo" in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at

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