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Xsigo to Provide EMC's Data Protection Management Solutions

Xsigo Systems, Inc., the technology leader in data center I/O virtualization, and EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, have announced a reseller agreement enabling Xsigo to offer EMC Data Protection Advisor analysis and reporting software to the enterprise data center market.

The combination of Xsigo virtual I/O and EMC Data Protection Advisor will provide data center managers with a comprehensive solution to monitor data backup processes and to respond quickly when issues arise. Through the deployment of the combined solution, organizations can identify issues before they escalate and resolve them in seconds, rather than hours or days, to ensure that backup processes are completed reliably and on time. 

"EMC's world-class information management and storage expertise, combined with Xsigo’s I/O virtualization products, provides a robust solution that helps organizations accelerate and remove risk from their data protection processes,” said Alan Atkinson, vice president of product management at EMC. "We look forward to working together to ensure that our mutual customers have access to timely information and comprehensive management tools.”

Data protection processes place stringent demands on the data center infrastructure, driving large traffic volumes that may strain available capacity and degrade performance. Traffic bottlenecks, which can lead to incomplete data protection processes, may be difficult to detect and impossible to resolve in real time. EMC Data Protection Advisor lets IT managers pinpoint problem areas as they occur, while Xsigo virtual I/O provides the means to address those issues in seconds, rather than the hours or days required with traditional I/O. 

“The synergy between EMC and Xsigo I/O virtualization offers significant value to enterprise IT managers as they strive to increase their data protection capabilities," said Erik Hardy, vice president of worldwide sales at Xsigo. "This integrated solution provides organizations with the ability to monitor critical processes and to provide faster and more effective problem resolution."

EMC Data Protection Advisor software enables backup reporting, alerting, monitoring, and analysis of heterogeneous, physical and virtual infrastructures, helping IT managers make quick, informed decisions, resolve problems faster, and meet service level agreements. The software also helps customers:

  • Improve performance through efficient enforcement and tracking across the backup and storage infrastructure
  • Identifies potential data protection problems before they escalate
  • Helps troubleshoot problems for fast resolution and improved operations

Xsigo’s flagship product, the Xsigo I/O Director, streamlines infrastructure management with I/O virtualization technology.

  • Configures storage and network connectivity to servers in real-time
  • Delivers to each server 20Gb of bandwidth that can be dynamically allocated to application or data protection requirements
  • Provides 1G Ethernet, 10G Ethernet, and Fibre Channel connections
  • Enhances performance with quality-of-service features that reduce the risk of I/O resource contention
Published Monday, August 17, 2009 6:16 AM by David Marshall
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