BMC Software Helps Customers Maximise Return on Storage Investment Through Simplified Management of Stored Data Wednesday 11 July 2001 PDF Print Users to Benefit from Increased Application Availability and Optimised Performance of Their Storage Infrastructure LONDON (July 10, 2001) - BMC Software, Inc. [NYSE: BMC], the leading provider of enterprise management, today announced a storage solution designed to simplify the management of EMC Corporation's CLARiiON( FC4500 and FC4700 information storage arrays. The new solution, PATROL( for CLARiiON(, is a Knowledge Module( that offers a clearer picture of the user's storage infrastructure by providing a centralized view of information storage resources. BMC Software Knowledge Modules are the foundation of the company's leading edge Application-Centric Storage Management(tm) (ACSM) approach, which has received industry-wide acclaim. By implementing ACSM, organizations can optimise storage resources by understanding the relationship between the application and the storage resource layer. Such detailed storage resource information provides a breakthrough ability to optimise an application's performance allowing heavily accessed information to receive optimal disk placement and sufficient network resources. "The ability to efficiently manage enterprise storage resources is absolutely crucial and necessary in today's business environment," said Chris Gahagan, vice president and general manager, Recovery and Storage Management, BMC Software. "Storage is a key component in maintaining application uptime, and, consequently, organizations are looking for integrated management. BMC Software's PATROL for CLARiiON is another valuable solution that customers can utilize to increase application availability and optimise the performance of their storage infrastructure." "In today's business world, a company's most precious commodity is its information," said Linda Wright, Senior Director of Global Alliances, EMC. "In fact, the management of that information has become increasingly important as customer storage requirements grow. Through the EMC E- Infostructure( Developers Program and newly announced CLARiiON Command Line Interfaces CLIs), we are working with BMC to integrate our products so that mutual customers can better manage the explosion of information in their complex environments." Specifically, PATROL for CLARiiON allows users to analyse the configurations of EMC CLARiiON FC4500 and FC4700 storage arrays, compare their performance against user expectations, and locate areas that may need reconfiguring. In addition, PATROL for CLARiiON collects essential, device-specific data to supply that data to each successive layer of the ACSM technology stack, BMC Software's unique storage management solution. Key benefits: * Simplifies management for BMC Software PATROL users of EMC CLARiiON FC4500 and FC4700 storage arrays; * Provides a graphical view of the physical attributes of the storage configuration and performance information for the CLARiiON storage system through PATROL; * Provides a centralized view of information storage resources, device alerts, and events through integration with BMC Software's PATROL console and the topology-oriented display provided by the PATROL Storage Console; * Decreases diagnosis time by centrally monitoring and managing array-specific storage alerts for PATROL user-defined thresholds; and * Allows PATROL operators to isolate problems quickly by providing an easy-to-use, menu based graphical user interface. About BMC Software BMC Software, Inc. [NYSE: BMC], is the leading provider of enterprise management solutions that assure business availability - maintaining and optimising business-critical systems with automated infrastructure management and unique service management capabilities. BMC Software is a member of the S&P 500, with fiscal year 2001 revenues exceeding $1.5 billion and offices worldwide. For more information, please visit BMC Software's Web site at http://www.bmc.com. BMC Software, BMC Software, OnSite, the BMC Software logos, and all other BMC Software product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of BMC Software, Inc. EMC and CLARiiON are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective companies. (c) 2001 BMC Software, Inc. All rights reserved. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Text 100 London in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.