Xiotech, a provider of data storage and protection solutions, plans to support Linux and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environments within its Icon Manager user interface, expanding the integrated and automated storage provisioning and management it already provides.
Currently, storage provisioning and management are typically ‘siloed’ in that IT managers must use multiple management consoles to configure storage – first on the storage array, and then on the physical and virtual servers. Each step adds time and the risk of human error. Icon Manager’s integrated and automated storage management enables users to provision and manage storage from a single console and gain a global view of storage throughout their IT environments, said Xiotech.
According to Xiotech, Icon Manager, which currently provides these advanced capabilities for Windows and VMware environments, now adds support for Linux in the fourth quarter of 2008 and will support Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V by early 2009. Icon Manager also supports simplified storage provisioning and management for other operating systems, including UNIX, Mac OS and Novell NetWare.
Eric Lomascolo, director of product management at Xiotech, said: Our customers have saved significant money, time and stress by simplifying how they monitor, provision and manage their storage through Icon Manager. Storage management is more application-driven than storage-driven, and the human error found in complex management procedures is essentially eliminated, because of the automation and control Icon Manager delivers. With support for additional operating systems, our users will now be able to realize even more functionality and savings across their entire IT ecosystems.