Improved database performance on EMC platforms

JOHANNESBURG (03/23/2004) - Storage software provider, Veritas Software Corp., has announced the availability of Veritas Storage Extension. It says the new product will utilize EMC Corp.'s open API to link Veritas Indepth application performance management (APM) software with EMC arrays, aiming to provide ICT administrators with greater visibility over the performance of their EMC storage systems.

According to the company, the new software optimizes the performance of Oracle, SQL Server and DB2 UDB database servers, running on a wide variety of storage arrays, including systems from EMC, Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), Hitachi Ltd. and IBM Corp.

Veritas Storage Extension, says the company, enables ICT managers to customize and tune applications and databases for optimal performance in an EMC environment. The configuration is designed to enhance application performance, increase storage efficiency, reduce management, and ultimately help to enable a lower total cost of ownership.

"Optimizing application and database performance can produce tremendous dividends for organizations by better leveraging the server and storage assets already in place," says Corey Ferengul, vice-president with the Meta Group Inc. "Users clearly require performance management solutions that span across a broad spectrum of storage and hardware platforms, databases and applications and provide linking data. This is an important capability for ICT shops with heterogeneous environments, and that is the vast majority of ICT operations."

The company says, "Veritas Storage Extension provides integration between Veritas software and EMC storage arrays and can be deployed as a replacement for EMC DB Tuner. The new extension enables Veritas Indepth for Oracle and Veritas Indepth for SQL Server APM software to display performance metrics from EMC Symmetrix and CLARiiON storage arrays. It also allows Veritas Indepth for DB2 UDB software to display performance metrics from EMC Symmetrix storage arrays."

Veritas senior sales engineer, Sheldon Hand, says: "With Veritas Storage Extension and other components of the Veritas i3 APM software, ICT managers will be able to optimize applications by rapidly detecting, diagnosing and enabling correction of performance problems by monitoring every transaction in real time, from the end-user through to the storage array."

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