Software management provider NuView launched Version 2.0 of its storage virtualization package at Storage Networking World in Palm Desert, Calif. this week.
Called StorageX, the software manages storage on Microsoft Windows NT and 2000 networks and virtualizes it into a common pool of data. It lets IT managers consolidate storage resources under a common management interface so they can manage storage more efficiently and less-expensively.
StorageX has been enhanced to include the ability to replicate data from one local or remote location to another and to provide disaster recovery mechanisms.
NuView uses Microsoft Corp.'s Distributed File System. The software also allows network managers to automate the failover of one drive to another and restore file systems to their original state.
Disaster recovery is only one of the capabilities StorageX enables. IT managers can also use the software to aggregate network attached storage devices, consolidate servers to storage and manage storage.
Version 2.0 is available immediately for US$2,500 per server.