NetApp SANscreen Empowers Customers to Effectively Manage Storage Capacity, According to Recent White Paper
Sunnyvale, Calif.-July 22,
2009- The Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. (ESG), recently
released a white paper titled "Increasing Efficiency and Reducing
Costs in the Data Center Through Effective Capacity Management."
According to ESG research1, while many IT budgets are
either remaining flat or getting cut, about 75% of organizations
plan to spend the same or more on storage compared to last year.
These organizations must reconcile their growing storage
requirements with their flat or shrinking budgets, yet they
struggle with challenges such as the lack of real-time visibility
and monitoring of the entire storage environment and the ability to
determine if a tier of service has been over or under
In order to have some budget to fund other IT
initiatives and to address these issues, organizations need to more
effectively manage their storage infrastructure. According to the
ESG white paper, SANscreen® provides organizations with a
solution that enables the visibility, monitoring, and automation
capabilities needed to manage an environment's entire storage
capacity, resulting in greater cost savings and efficiencies. To
view the white paper, visit
SANscreen helps organizations decrease their
storage costs thanks to several unique functionalities. SANscreen
enables cross-domain visibility from the virtual server environment
to the storage environment, providing improved management
capabilities that result in increased efficiencies and capacity
management. Furthermore, SANscreen's discovery, monitoring, and
reporting capabilities allow a more holistic view of the data
center. As a result of the information provided by SANscreen,
organizations are able to proactively manage their storage capacity
to reduce operating and capital costs and enable better business
processes, all while operating more efficiently.
To learn more about NetApp® SANscreen,
please visit http://www.netapp.com/us/products/management-software/sanscreen/sanscreen.html.
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1 ESG Research Report, 2009
Data Center Spending Intentions Survey
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