Paving the path to the next generation data center through people, process and technology, SANpulse Technologies, Inc. today announced SANatomy™ software for information-driven report automation that provides comprehensive storage infrastructure analysis for physical and virtual environments. SANatomy delivers structured reporting on SAN-based storage infrastructures, enabling ongoing operational validation and delivering information necessary to speed storage optimization initiatives.
The risk of failure in moving or evolving a storage environment is very high. Research has shown that typical enterprise storage migration and data center consolidation projects have a success rate of only 16% . The lack of automation in the lifecycle of a migration, from data collection through correlation leading to the generation of work-files and execution, causes chaos and leads to elevated risk levels when performing these activities. A 10% miscalculation of what an enterprise has in their environment can have a financial impact that runs into the tens of millions of dollars . Failure to incorporate new technologies can lead to a direct negative impact on business growth as well as increased maintenance costs. SANatomy significantly reduces these risks by automating the decision support process and delivering structured reporting on all physical and virtual SAN-based storage components.
“Enterprises in the planning stage of a storage migration are often challenged to get an accurate picture of the current state of the data center (server, network, storage, etc.), especially in highly dynamic, complex, heterogeneous environments, making it very difficult to identify potential areas of risk,” said Bob Laliberte, senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. “SANatomy automates the discovery and correlation of that data in order to provide a clear picture of the current environment before attempting any storage initiatives. This eliminates hours or days of manual collection and correlation efforts and can significantly mitigate risk by minimizing human error.”
“Well managed organizations have proactive infrastructure management teams that ensure risk aversion and successful planning and implementation of complex migrations and consolidations,” said Marie-Pierre Belanger, vice president of product management. “Access to current and accurate storage infrastructure data is essential for making the correct decisions that lead to flawless execution. Yet, typically, even the most sophisticated infrastructure teams still struggle with the time and expense required to transform data into structured, concise and manageable information to make proactive decisions in their storage management lifecycle. SANatomy significantly reduces the time-to-decision cycle so that teams can mitigate risk and deliver new initiatives such as virtualization on time and within budget.”
SANatomy is an integral part of a decision support system that provides an accurate and comprehensive snapshot of physical and virtual SAN-based storage infrastructures. It ties together interdependencies across the spectrum of components to provide the anatomy of an infrastructure through a cloud based central repository. It discovers and transforms data from storage arrays, switches and servers, providing organized reports about what is at risk, available and used storage, number of assets, storage overhead and more for SAN components. The solution supports single vendor multi-version and heterogeneous environments without agents. Operational teams have the flexibility they need to select products based on price-value, not dependency.
All discovered and analyzed information is populated and maintained in a centralized repository. “The centralized information repository managed by SANatomy allows proper governance through accurate decision making before, during and after the migration process,” added Belanger. “It can be leveraged by many departments and projects, from migrating storage environments to ongoing operational validation and optimization initiatives with the end result being a more efficient enterprise.”
SANatomy includes a portal front end that highlights the vital questions and answers for the business: what is at risk, what is being used, where is the storage and more. The resulting reports are molded to meet the distinct needs of executives, storage managers, storage operations/engineers and departments and application areas with exportable detailed tables and summary charts, providing an end-to-end view of the SAN environment. This in-depth storage infrastructure information empowers each part of the organization with the detail needed to reduce execution risk and speed technology implementations like virtualization.
Pricing and Availability
SANatomy is now available for environments of 50-5000+ servers. Pricing starts at $22,000 for environments having fewer than 250 servers. Organizations can access SANatomy on a subscription basis at only $1,000 per month for infrastructures with 250 servers or less, beginning in the second contract year.