Tek-Tools Ships Cross-Vendor Storage Resource Management Solution for Network Appliance™ Storage Devices
Dallas, TX - February 27, 2002 --
Tek-Tools, Inc., an innovative provider of XML-based software
solutions, today announced the availability of Storage Profiler
1.2, a high-performance, Web-based storage resource management
(SRM) solution, with enhanced support for NetApp® filers.
Tek-Tools also announced today that it has joined the Network
Appliance Advantage program sponsored by Network Appliance (NASDAQ:
NTAP), the leading provider of network-attached data access and
content delivery solutions. The Network Appliance Advantage program
enables partners to jointly develop and deliver the best possible
business solutions to Network Appliance customers.
"Network Appliance is on the forefront of data access and content
delivery in large-scale enterprises," said Ken Barth, president of
Tek-Tools. "These environments are invariably heterogeneous and in
various stages of implementation. Network Appliance not only
understands but is committed to helping Advantage partners like
Tek-Tools deliver cross-vendor management capabilities to
customers, giving them a total solution."
Tek-Tools' Storage Profiler 1.2 is an enterprise-level solution
providing automated usage trend reporting, capacity planning, and
real-time monitoring for network-attached storage (NAS) resources,
providing a well-planned migration path from direct-attached
storage (DAS) to networked storage architectures. Storage Profiler
1.2 is a cross-vendor software suite that makes it easier for
businesses to more efficiently manage the servers, databases, and
storage components supporting mission-critical applications, backup
processes, and disaster recovery operations.
"Enterprise customers are constantly looking for ways to reduce
management complexity and lower TCO. SRM tools, like those from
Tek-Tools, offer advanced administrative and reporting
functionality that simplifies the overall storage management
process," said Mike Marchi, senior director of enterprise marketing
at Network Appliance. "The Network Appliance Advantage program
ensures seamless technology interoperability and together with
Tek-Tools enables enhanced SRM solutions for more detailed levels
of information and asset management of NetApp storage."
"Organizations must become more efficient and make more informed
decisions about how to meet growing storage requirements," said
John McArthur, group vice president of Storage Research at IDC,
"but many lack both the resources and the time. Storage Profiler,
with device specific information for NetApp filers, offers
companies customizable yet easy-to-use management and forecasting
tools for heterogeneous storage environments that reduce costs and
avoid unpleasant surprises associated with inadequate
Storage Profiler saves IT organizations money by identifying wasted
storage and by sending warnings when systems approach capacity or
performance limits. The product helps reduce labor costs by
simplifying the process of monitoring and reporting on system and
storage resources. Storage Profiler supports a variety of
environments including Sun® Solaris™, Microsoft®
Windows NT® and Windows® 2000, Novell® NetWare, and
Storage Profiler Version 1.2 is available from Tek-Tools now.
Pricing starts at $3,000 per Network Appliance filer. Organizations
interested in evaluation copies are encouraged to contact Tek-Tools
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance, Inc., a leader in network data storage and
content delivery, has been providing data access solutions since
1992, and is a member of both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ 100
index. Major corporations and service providers, including Citicorp
Securities, Lockheed, Merrill Lynch, Oracle, Texas Instruments, and
Yahoo!, utilize NetApp global data management solutions.
The company pioneered the concept of the "network appliance," an
extension of the industry trend toward dedicated, specialized
products that perform a single function. NetApp storage and content
delivery platforms (filers and NetCache® appliances) are
coupled with powerful content distribution and reporting software.
This Center-to-Edge™ solution offers seamless data management
from the back-end data center to the edge of the network quickly,
simply, and reliably. The Network Appliance product portfolio
utilizes the company's innovative data access software, known as
the Data ONTAP operating system, as well as standards-compliant
hardware. It also offers multiprotocol support and transparent
integration for UNIX® and Windows environments.
Tek-Tools, Inc. is an innovative provider of XML-based software
solutions for multi-vendor environments. Tek-Tools possesses
expertise in critical areas including Java, XML, CIM, SNMP, and
reporting. Tek-Tools' mission is to address "where storage and
networking meet™" by delivering easy-to-use, quality products
that provide organizations with tangible economic return.
Headquarters are located at 4319 Alpha Road, in Dallas, Texas
75244; (972) 980-2890, or visit the Website at
(972) 980-2890 x229