IT departments are always looking for new ways to consolidate and optimize storage. With storage demands growing, virtualization is becoming a necessity for companies with enterprise-class SAN infrastructures. By abstracting the physical location of data, IT teams can not only consolidate information from physical network devices, but they can also centralize and reduce administration requirements and streamline data migration. Data center virtualization enables greater flexibility in storage management by simplifying tasks such as SAN backup, archiving, and reclamation —leading to better overall storage utilization.
SANpulse offers a dynamic solution for planning, implementing, and maintaining virtual storage environments.
Because storage virtualization is still a relatively new practice, there are only a few tools out there to help plan for virtual storage migration and consolidation. SANlogics technology engine and SANatomy software provide an extensive solution that will report on your current virtualized environment including analysis on arrays presenting physical data to virtualization devices. This will allow you to plan migrations to virtual storage, more storage, adjust capacities for future-state storage, and prepare for demand growth. This facility allows SANpulse to provide a regression map from the virtual to the physical state. SANpulse furnishes the tools your company needs to ensure a smooth virtual migration/consolidation and maintain efficient virtualization management.
SANpulse can also report against the newest virtualized storage fabric technologies allowing better understanding and utilization planning for physical and virtual switch ports and their connectivity to virtual fibre channel adapters present in the virtualized server estate.