Storage vendor Astrum Software launched new software this week for managing the storage resources and applications running on heterogeneous networks.
Astrum 1.5 uses a concept called Active Storage Management, which allows rule-based management of applications and storage across network-, direct- and Fibre Channel storage-area network (SAN) attached storage. The software works on Microsoft Windows NT, 2000 and MP networks, as well as Sun Solaris, Linux, HP-UX and IBM AIX. It also supports NetWare clients, as well as Veritas Volume Manager running on Solaris and Windows platforms.
Astrum 1.5 monitors, manages and reports on issues a network manager decides to track for applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server or Oracle databases. It ties together their data and logical platform information. Astrum 1.5 maps storage resources such as capacity, fault-tolerance to business processes, whether those applications run on DAS, network-attached storage or SAN networks. Say, for instance, you have an Oracle database that is exceeding the utilization capacity you have set for it and you need to add more capacity. The software will let you set a policy that automatically adds more storage capacity when a threshold is exceeded.
Rules-based policies and automation of tasks reduces the number of errors that could be introduced with manually performed tasks.
The package includes a number of standard reports and the ability to develop custom reports.
Astrum 1.5 is available now and starts at US$15,000 per terabyte managed. Existing customers using Astrums previous StorCast software will be migrated to Astrum 1.5.