NetApp SANscreen Helps customers Optimize Virtualized Data Centers According to Recent White Paper

Sunnyvale, Calif. - April 28, 2009 - The Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. (ESG) recently released a white paper titled "NetApp SANscreen: Optimizing the Virtualized Data Center." As virtualized server environments expand, enterprises experience increased complexities and management challenges associated with their storage networks. According to the white paper, SANscreen® helps enterprises better manage their storage networks in the context of the larger data center infrastructure, providing increased efficiency, flexibility, and lower costs. To view the white paper, visit

While the ongoing shift in the data center to server virtualization offers numerous performance and efficiency benefits, several challenges come with it, including virtual machine (VM) sprawl and the lack of optimal storage utilization that can result. To combat this, enterprises need visibility into their entire infrastructure, including servers, network, and storage arrays, along with the ability to manage all three contextually. SANscreen enables cross-domain visibility from the virtual server environment to the storage environment, providing increased management capabilities. Furthermore, SANscreen's discovery, monitoring, and reporting capabilities allow a more holistic view of the data center. SANscreen also enhances NetApp's Virtual Data Center partnership with VMware through tight integration with VMware's recently released vSphere and vCenter.

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