Tech Report

Tech Report: SRM

This month, storage analyst Jerome M. Wendt's Tech Report takes look at storage resource management (SRM) tools. According to Wendt, SRM tools are taking on new tasks, refining their data and device reporting capabilities and becoming much more closely linked to mission-critical business applications. This is in part due to the acquisition of SRM software companies by storage stalwarts such as EMC Corp., Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co., IBM Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. These acquisitions have driven upgrades to native subsystem software that support heterogeneous storage. As a result, the days when SRM products from hardware vendors managed only their devices are gone.

TECH REPORT
   Webcast: SRM
   Storage magazine extra:
   Additional information on SRM

Webcast: With so many different functions classified as SRM, users need to understand which feature or features should come standard in an SRM tool -- and which ones they should be willing to wait on or pay extra for. This webcast covers the core features an SRM product should have, which vendors offer them and which new features users should look for in future SRM tools.

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For a more in-depth look at the competing vendors click here.

Click here for the original tech report from Storage magazine. This article also includes a downloadable chart of the major SRM products and their specs.

For more information about SRM, take a look at these SearchStorage.com resources:

  • HP splashes out on software acquisitions
  • HP acquisition may be warning sign for SMI-S
  • Users wrestle with SRM riddle
  • SRM vendor analysis
  • What SRM means to you
  • Users argue for and against SRM
  • Let's give thanks for a great year in storage
  • Rescue stranded storage
  • Is modular SRM right for you?
  • Five questions for your SRM vendor
  • SRM keeps your storage clean
  • Managing iSCSI/FCIP SANs with SRM/HSM products
  • Using SRM tools
  • Storage management products of the year
  • Topics: Data management tools


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    This was first published in January 2006