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Analyst Firm Identifies Onaro SANscreen As A Key Component Of An Enterprise-wide Business Service Management Solution
Onaro, Inc. (, the leader in datacenter automation for storage, today announced that Ptak, Noel & Associates (, a leading analyst firm addressing converging IT trends, has validated SANscreen as a key component to extend data center automation to storage. A recently published report entitled, Onaro: Datacenter Automation for Storage Environments details the benefits offered by SANscreen for complex, virtualized environments.

In the conclusion to the report, Jasmine Noel, principal of Ptak, Noel & Associates (PNA), describes her views about the benefits of SANscreen for data center automation:

The unique combination of service-orientation, process support, and conversion of storage management data into understandable indicators are the three things that PNA believes make Onaro more than a nifty tool for storage managers. It provides timely information in formats that are easily grasped by business and non-storage experts. The availability of this information encourages team interaction and improves the communication between storage and business types. Timeliness of information and clarity in communication all add to the power and value of SANscreen. It is not just another management tool with some simple twist or slight change it is specifically designed and enhanced to work in todays dynamically changing and virtualized environment. It is a key component of an enterprise-wide business service management solution.

Traditionally discussions about enterprise storage have been dominated by two core questions. How much is needed? How to minimize storage costs? Ptak, Noel & Associates believes this discussion is changing. As storage environments become more complex and as more business applications and services interact with these environments, the more necessary, indeed, the more vital it becomes to have service-oriented, process-enabled management tools specifically for the storage environment. The growing adoption of virtualized server environments will only increase the need for solutions like SANscreen.

In its analysis, Ptak, Noel & Associates applaud Onaros ability to convert streams of technical storage data into the key indicators that are understandable by and meaningful to the non-storage expert, thereby allowing business managers, IT executives and storage managers to have intelligent service-oriented discussions about their storage infrastructure. Additionally, it recognizes that Onaro can provide data and information in as close to real-time as possible, model it in real time, and promptly provide recommendations for corrective action.

With the growing complexity of infrastructures due to the adoption of SOAs and virtualization, IT departments are recognizing they need end-to-end visibility of the entire environment in order for service management to be effective, said Bryan Semple, vice president of marketing, Onaro, Inc. As the PNA report makes clear, the SANscreen suite is the only solution that provides the needed automation capabilities for the storage environment.

Where to Learn More

A free copy of the report is available for download at

Published Saturday, October 06, 2007 5:30 PM by David Marshall
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