EMC Gives SRM a Virtual Twist
The latest release of EMC’s flagship storage resource management software includes support for VMware and better reporting capabilities.
EMC ControlCenter 6.0, which the storage giant is billing as its biggest upgrade in years, now offers extensive support for VMware Infrastructure 3 software and also includes improvements in flexibility and customization for SRM reporting. Giving customers the ability to discover, map, provision and report on virtual server environments helps them reap more of the benefits of virtualization, the company says.
VMware Infrastructure customers “tell us they want to surround their virtualized environments with diagnostic tools that provide complete end-to-end visibility to account for the physical infrastructure,” said Brian Byun, vice president of global partners and solutions at VMware. EMC ControlCenter “enables our joint customers to simply and effectively manage storage resources in mixed virtual and physical environments.”
ControlCenter’s more than 7,000 users will now be able to conduct discovery, problem management, compliance, change management, provisioning and reporting of VMware ESX Server host and guest servers, enabling SRM in virtual environments. ControlCenter complements VMware’s VirtualCenter software by providing end-to-end storage relationship information, from a VMware ESX server host to the physical array devices.