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2009 Product Innovations

Storage


Product/Technology:
APTARE StorageConsole 7.1

Hardware, Software or Service: Software

Launched: September 2009 (Upgrade)

What it does? APTARE StorageConsole 7.1 software increases the efficiency of storage management in the data center and reduces cost. It integrates backup storage capacity replication and server virtualization reporting into a single agentless Web 2.0 console. APTARE StorageConsole enables administrators to dramatically increase the efficiency and utilization of their storage.

The software discovers additional storage capacity in unused "dark" storage that can then be reclaimed and reused. This reduces costs by deferring purchases of additional storage to a later date.APTARE StorageConsole also provides predictive analysis that helps storage administrators forecast the growth of storage consumption including VMware environments. Forecasting reports improves the accuracy and process of capacity planning. APTARE also provides extensive chargeback reporting by storage tier that is essential for identifying and assigning the true cost of storage.

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What makes it Innovative? APTARE StorageConsole is a Web 2.0 software application based on industry standards. Most other products rely on agents to capture information but APTARE StorageConsole is a complete agentless solution. As a result it is very easy to install and use. Unlike other enterprise software programs that take weeks or months to install APTARE StorageConsole installs in hours.

The ease-of-use of APTARE StorageConsole is unparalleled in the industry. The Web 2.0 interface allows customers to use any popular browser to monitor storage resources. By bringing the power of a desktop application to the comfort and accessibility of a browser features like drag-n-drop and right-click menus are standard in the product. Users can be productive with the little to no training. They have immediate access to hundreds of out-of-the-box reports. And creating and customizing a dashboard is as simple as dragging-and-dropping reports onto a blank canvas.

APTARE StorageConsole increases management effectiveness with proactive monitoring and alerting automatic remediation and report delivery. APTARE StorageConsole can alert a storage administrator to any anomalies in the environment so disasters can be averted before they happen. These alerts can also run customized scripts to remediate problems automatically. APTARE StorageConsole was designed for data center teams to share information. Any report or dashboard can be emailed on a defined schedule or shared to any user's APTARE StorageConsole account. APTARE is the leading independent provider of storage reporting and management. APTARE is vendor neutral and provides heterogeneous reporting on all of the major vendors.

Targeted Users: Data Centers within Fortune 1000 enterprises. Vertical markets include finance education government energy and media.

Satisfied Customers: Yes, vendor claims satisfied customers.

Company: APTARE Inc.
747 Camden Avenue Suite A,
Campbell CA 95008 USA

 
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