VERITAS Delivers New CommandCentral Software, Key Building Blocks for Enabling Utility Computing.
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VERITAS VISION(TM) 2004
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2004
Powerful Service Portal Centralizes Management and Monitoring of
Data Centers, Increasing IT Service Levels and Decreasing Costs
Executing on its strategy to enable utility computing (1) Pay-per-usage processing provided by a service organization that uses its own computers and facilities. Customers access the computers via a private network or over the Internet and are charged according to how much computing time they use, such as CPU seconds, minutes or hours. , VERITAS Software Veritas Software Corp. was an international software company that was founded in 1983 as Tolerant Systems, renamed Veritas Software Corp. in 1989, and merged with Symantec in 2005. It was headquartered in Mountain View, California. Corporation (Nasdaq:VRTSE) today announced two additions to its CommandCentral(TM) family of products: CommandCentral(TM) Storage 4.0 and CommandCentral(TM) Availability 4.0. The company also announced an updated version of CommandCentral(TM) Service, a software portal that provides full transparency (1) The quality of being able to see through a material. The terms transparency and translucency are often used synonymously; however, transparent would technically mean "seeing through clear glass," while translucent would mean "seeing through frosted glass." See alpha blending. into IT resource consumption, service levels and costs. VERITAS' CommandCentral family of products enables IT organizations to deliver infrastructure services that are measurable, accountable and aligned with business needs.
VERITAS CommandCentral Service, introduced in November 2003, was the first IT infrastructure service portal to integrate and display information on capacity, usage, costs and service levels for online storage, data protection, servers and clusters. CommandCentral Service 4.0 adds a highly customizable workflow/automation engine, which allows for consistent modeling, publication, execution and automation of infrastructure services such as storage provisioning, server provisioning and data protection.
"At Qualcomm we're continually looking for Looking for
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v to move the teeth into their proper positions to conform to the line of occlusion. to changing business needs," said Norm Fjeldheim, chief information officer, Qualcomm. "VERITAS CommandCentral provides us with a comprehensive set of tools to deliver online storage, data protection and clustering as services to our internal customers, leveraging our existing investments. We're able to increase operational efficiencies and lower our costs at every step along the way."
"Many companies rely on multiple operating platforms and have complex infrastructures. They are constantly looking for the best way to maintain their heterogeneous IT environments, while keeping costs at a minimum. At the same time, they need to achieve service levels for various applications and business processes," said Jamie Gruener, senior analyst, The Yankee Group (the Yankee Group, Boston, MA, www.yankeegroup.com) A major market research, analysis and consulting firm founded in 1970 by Howard Anderson. It provides general consulting and strategic planning in the computer and communications field. . "With VERITAS CommandCentral, IT departments can provide accountability and transparency of IT services enabling reduced costs, improved efficiencies and attainment of service level objectives."
The new additions to the CommandCentral family of products are CommandCentral Storage, providing end-to-end data path management from application to array, and CommandCentral Availability, assuring highly available applications.
VERITAS CommandCentral Storage 4.0 combines VERITAS' industry-leading heterogeneous SAN management software (SANPoint Control) and traditional storage resource management (Storage Reporter) software into a single solution. VERITAS CommandCentral Storage seamlessly spans both the online and offline components for a complete view of the storage environment. In addition, VERITAS continues to support the growing movement toward industry standards with support for the Storage Management Interface Specification (SMI-S SMI-S Storage Management Initiative - Specification (SNIA) ) to provide a management interface for storage networks with a feature-rich framework to provide increasing levels of functionality over time.
VERITAS CommandCentral Availability 4.0 increases IT staff productivity by providing centralized cen·tral·ize
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2. cluster visualization Using the computer to convert data into picture form. The most basic visualization is that of turning transaction data and summary information into charts and graphs. Visualization is used in computer-aided design (CAD) to render screen images into 3D models that can be viewed from all and operational control so that service level agreements are met in the most efficient and economical way possible. This insight is critical in driving higher application availability for businesses. Incorporating features from VERITAS Global Cluster Manager A Cluster manager is a small service on each node of the cluster and it does active and desactive available services. Cluster Manager should create a specific list of node auth, manage and repliace it to each node. , CommandCentral Availability 4.0 is the first and only out-of-the-box product that centrally maintains historical data about cluster activity for reporting and trending analysis.
VERITAS CommandCentral Key Features and Benefits
-- Discovery: Provides visibility into enterprise storage, data
protection, server, cluster and application resources through
a centralized console, eliminating manual tracking of storage,
network and computing computing - computer assets
-- Service workflow The automatic routing of documents to the users responsible for working on them. Workflow is concerned with providing the information required to support each step of the business cycle. and automation: Enables definition and
execution of consistent, streamlined processes for
provisioning and configuration, to meet service level
-- Operational management: Provides active and policy-based
management of physical resources, improving overall efficiency
and reducing operational expenses
-- Reporting: Allows both operational and business-level
reporting, providing a comprehensive overview of enterprise
storage and backup/restore capacity, allocation, utilization,
performance and application uptime
-- Cost allocation and chargeback Chargeback
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Customers dispute charges to their credit card usually when goods or services are not delivered within the : Provides enterprises with
visibility into storage and data protection resources and
enables usage-based cost allocation or chargeback
"Our customers are constantly striving for ways to reduce capital and operating costs operating costs npl → gastos mpl operacionales and improve IT efficiency," said Mark Bregman, executive vice president, product operations, VERITAS Software. "With the enhancements to VERITAS CommandCentral, a key enabler in VERITAS' utility computing strategy, our customers are able to achieve both efficiencies and lower costs by leveraging operational and business-level management capabilities with a unified process The Unified Software Development Process or Unified Process is a popular iterative and incremental software development process framework. The best-known and extensively documented refinement of the Unified Process is the Rational Unified Process or RUP. for requesting, deploying, reporting and charging for IT services."
Pricing and Availability
The VERITAS CommandCentral set of products - CommandCentral Storage 4.0, CommandCentral Availability 4.0, and CommandCentral Service 4.0 - is currently scheduled to be available worldwide in July 2004. The complete family of CommandCentral software products can be purchased starting at US $64,000. Individual CommandCentral products can be purchased separately starting at US $20,000.
About VERITAS Software
VERITAS Software, one of the top 10 largest software companies in the world, is a leading provider of software and services to enable utility computing. In a utility computing model, IT resources are aligned with business needs, and business applications are delivered with optimal performance and availability on top of shared computing infrastructure, minimizing hardware and labor costs. VERITAS products and services for data protection, storage & server management, high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue. and application performance management are used by 99 percent of the Fortune 500. More information about VERITAS Software can be found at www.veritas.com.
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