The company also announced Veritas Operations Manager Advanced, which offers deep reporting for physical and virtual server environments and the planned ability to take action and optimize servers and storage. Veritas Operations Manager Advanced includes agentless deployment and maintenance capabilities, which allow organizations to get up and running quickly, Lamorena said.
"As customers are moving from a physical to a virtual and a private-cloud world, they expect IT on demand, with built-in chargebacks. They're looking at being agile and hardware agnostic," said Lamorena. "We want to give customers visibility into how their storage is being used from applications standpoint. The concept is that you can see what's going on in storage, but you can also take action with one mouse click."
For example, Veritas Operations Manager offers storage administrators the ability to take action from the centralized management console to control and in order to identify wasted or unused storage capacity and place it back into a usable pool.
Administrators can also allocate storage to servers based on business requirements, utilize thin storage provisioning capabilities, implement policy-based storage tiering. It also automates the start and stop of multi-tiered applications running in physical and virtual environments to increase uptime and administrator efficiency.
The software can also be used to create customized health checks, offer patch information, warning alerts and root cause analysis views.
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