Storage Fusion has announced an Enterprise Edition of its Storage Resource Analysis (SRA) tool, offering a cloud-based version of the platform that is able to deliver a comprehensive assessment of a company's entire storage environment.
Available now, SRA Enterprise Edition enables an organisation to get a complete overview of its entire storage estate and is vendor agnostic to support mixed storage hardware deployments.
The tool generates reports showing how all of a customer's storage is configured and tiered, and how it is allocated.
According to Storage Fusion, the new release is a complete software-as-a-service offering as it uses no agents and does not need any on-site hardware or software to be installed.
Peter Wright, operations director at Storage Fusion, told V3 that SRA Enterprise Edition uses a data collection script running under Windows or Unix to gather configuration information using standard management commands.
The resulting data set is simply uploaded to the Storage Fusion web portal, where SRA then analyses the relationships between disk groups, logical unit numbers, mirrors, and externally virtualised storage, to produce its breakdown of storage assets and configurations across the enterprise.
The firm said this makes SRA a convenient alternative to manually extracting and updating configuration information from proprietary storage management tools, which can make it difficult to obtain a clear view of the entire storage infrastructure.
Pricing for SRA Enterprise Edition starts at £5,000, based on a customer's total storage capacity.
Firms can opt for a one-off assessment before a major configuration change, or subscribe to a sequence of "analytic runs", perhaps one per month over a two-year period, Wright added.
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