EMC extends open software strategy

EMC Middle East has brought the latest version of its ControlCentre family of intelligent supervision software to the region as it looks to push open storage standards.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  September 26, 2002

EMC Middle East has brought the latest version of its ControlCentre family of intelligent supervision software to the region. Boasting a number of enhancements, including the addition of EMC Automated Resource Manager, which automates the manual process of adding and reallocating storage resources and EMC SAN Manager, which centrally manages network devices, the latest version of ControlCentre is designed to make storage management easier.

The launch also forms a key part in EMC’s ongoing AutoIS strategy, which has been undertaken to encourage the adoption of open storage standards within the industry.

The need to open up storage standards is paramount. Bill North, storage software research director for IDC, says “customers today need software that can help them overcome the difficulties of managing storage in a multi-vendor networked environment. As a result, they’re measuring vendors not just on their strategies, but on their ability to deliver real software solutions.”

Samir Achour, EMC’s technology director for the Middle East, says this need is particularly prevalent in the local market and this demand is the motivation for bringing ControlCentre to the region.

“Both EMC’s end-users and our partner community in the Middle East are serious about the need to simplify and automate multi-vendor storage networks," he says.

"EMC’s AutoIS strategy… is based on giving customers the highest-quality, integrated products they need to lower management costs, increase control over their storage resources and quicken response time to changing business needs,” he adds.

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