VERITAS Software Corporation announced Version 2.0 of its SANPoint Control(TM) Storage Area Network management software today. SANPoint Control is a product that VERITAS claims simplifies and centralizes the management of heterogeneous storage area networks (SANs).
According to VERTIAS, Version 2.0 of SANPoint Control adds Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 platform support to the previous version's support for the Solaris platform. It also supports SAN solutions from Brocade, INRANGE, QLogic, JNI, Emulex, McDATA and QLogic, in addition to disk and tape arrays from companies such as Hitachi, EMC, Compaq, STK, ADIC, IBM, Sun Microsystems.
"People are increasingly becoming the limiting factor in a company's ability to manage storage growth. Storage management, therefore, must become part of the infrastructure," said John McArthur, Vice President of Storage Research at IDC."
VERITAS says that SANPoint Control 2.0 addresses the need for storage administrators to facilitate storage provisioning with new critical Time-to-Capacity features such as enhanced storage provisioning and integration with VERITAS Volume Manager(TM), logical storage grouping and storage Accounts, capacity reporting, as well as performance data and proactive policy management.
SANPoint Control Version 2.0 for Solaris and Microsoft Windows, according to VERITAS, will be available during Q2 of this year through VERITAS Software's direct sales channel, VARs, and resellers.