EMC Blueprint - Power of Three
At EMC World 2013, EMC today announced new and enhanced management software suites designed to provide 360-degree transparency into storage, network and compute infrastructures, including new and tight integration with EMC ViPR. The brand-new EMC Service Assurance Suite and updates to the EMC Storage Resource Management Suite share a common presentation layer with ViPR, providing seamless visualization of IT assets and enabling customers to assure SLAs and improve ROI through resource optimization.
The new Service Assurance Suite offers the following features in a single solution suite:
Insights and reports designed to provide actionable intelligence.
Availability, performance and configuration management designed to simplify operational management of complex cloud and virtual IT environments, which in turn enhances IT staff productivity and efficiency
Cross-domain management analysis, across networks, storage, and servers, as well as physical and virtual environments, necessary to ensure that critical applications and services perform as they should for the business.
The Storage Resource Management Suite has been updated with new Dashboard and Explore Views for VNX environments to enhance file reporting and end-to-end relationship and topology visualization. As storage, network and compute infrastructures grow more complex and strive to meet a an ever-increasing list of business needs and objectives, storage and IT operations managers have been tasked with efficient and effective management in an age of explosive data growth, often without the benefit of additional resources. Additionally, as this data growth, slated to grow to 40,000 exabytes by 2020 according to IDC’s most recent Digital Universe study, drives up IT costs, controlling costs through effective management becomes both more important and more difficult.
The common presentation layer between ViPR and these suites allows operations and storage teams to visualize, analyze, and optimize their infrastructure today to assure services while controlling the cost of rapid data growth and it provides an extensible management framework to simplify the transformation to software-defined storage in the future.
The key benefits of both the Service Assurance Suite and the Storage Resource Management Suite are visualization, analysis and optimization of resources within key infrastructures. These suites are designed to provide the transparency needed to make decisions about performance, efficiency and management, and will provide visibility into the underlying infrastructure in ViPR environments, allowing customers to more easily transition to the software-defined data center.
Leveraging the Service Assurance Suite, customers can:
Visualize and understand the complex, fast-changing IT infrastructure relationships.
Analyze availability, performance and configuration information to quickly identify root causes and risk conditions, and proactively resolve issues before business impact and SLA violations occur.
Optimize the environment and control costs with end-to-end performance and capacity management and reporting.
Leveraging the Storage Resource Management Suite, customers can:
Visualize applications to storage dependencies.
Analyze configurations and capacity growth.
Optimize the environment to improve ROI.
Amitabh Srivastava, President, EMC Advanced Software Division: “Software is a powerful tool — especially when used to wring every last benefit out of infrastructure resources in this age of explosive data growth. The Service Assurance Suite and Storage Resource Management Suite are designed to solve the significant and critical infrastructure management challenges that arise in dynamic cloud and software-defined IT environments, bridging the often-significant management gap that exists between physical and virtual data centers. Along with ViPR, these suites create a management framework that leverages automation to deliver the insights and understanding necessary to increase ongoing efficiency, optimize resources, reduce costs and further empower the business through IT. The Service Assurance Suite and Storage Resource Management Suite are integral to EMC’s software strategy, and meet the growing need for cost-effective, business-aligned IT management.”
The new EMC Service Assurance Suite and updated Storage Resource Management Suite are both generally available today.