TrueSAN Networks, Inc. unveiled Cloudbreak, a product it claims is a Storage Operating System or platform for managing heterogeneous storage networks.
The company said Cloudbreak addresses four trends in the storage market today: the convergence of storage management intelligence into the network; customer demand for open storage infrastructures incorporating multiple vendors; the need for a comprehensive platform for storage management, not a multitude of point utilities; and the emergence of automated, policy-based storage administration.
According to TrueSAN, Cloudbreak Storage Operating System combines Storage Virtualization, Storage Network and Device Management, Storage Resource Management, and Business Continuance technology in a single, tightly integrated platform.
"We believe that the five critical foundation elements for building an enterprise storage management framework are SRM, Data Management, Virtualization (storage abstraction), Network/Device management, and Policy management," stated Steve Duplessie, Founder of The Enterprise Storage Group. "TrueSAN is hitting all of our major hot spots with a highly integrated offering."
TrueSAN said beta sites include four Fortune 500 companies across a variety of vertical markets, including financial services, transportation, oil/gas, digital media, and the Internet.