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HP Storage in your IT Environment? You need this.

hp storage essentialsHP Storage Essentials is the ultimate storage and resource management (SRM) software package available, especially if you rely on HP storage products in your company. It is versatile, scalable and will benefit your company in a number of ways. It is an integral part of any storage management infrastructure plan, and can greatly improve the efficiency of your storage solutions while contributing to a lower Total Cost of Ownership.

How exactly does HP Storage Essentials fit into your storage management infrastructure? Take a look for yourself. Here are some of the basic features and benefits of HP Storage Essentials:

Integration
HP Storage Essentials integrates several of your IT management tasks. Storage Essentials touches several areas, from things like provisioning and reporting to operations and charge back. This tool handles your storage management needs, from end to end.

Automatic Discovery
This software gives you access to your entire data network automatically. HP Storage Essentials can create a visual map of your entire storage network, including DAS, SAN and NAS. This map includes not only the objects in the network, but the paths and zones between applications as well as LUN information.

Easy Configuration and Customization
Storage Essentials uses tools like its SRM Host Cluster Builder Wizard to map your unique HA configurations. In addition, it seamlessly integrates all of this data into the overall big picture map, putting everything you need right at your fingertips in just a matter of minutes.

Increased Availability
Applications like Oracle, MS SQL, Sybase and even Microsoft Exchange require a high degree of availability in the enterprise. HP Storage Essentials gives that to you by monitoring and reporting on performance. Everything from applications to disk subsystems to HBA is examined, and bottlenecks can be quickly detected.

Standards-Based Architecture
HP Storage Essentials relies on SMI-S, the industry standard in storage network management. It utilizes CIM and WBEM, and also supports a multi-vendor storage infrastructure.

Customizability
You can create your own set of reports from the standard templates. You can customize the reports to measure performance management, capacity management, asset management, and a host of other items. Best of all, you can access these reports in a number of ways, including Adobe PDF, Microsoft Excel, HTML or XML.

Unified Tools
Your IT staff can use HP Storage essentials to manage many different areas, such as XP arrays, infrastructure and servers, all from a single user interface. In addition, HP Storage Essentials provides you with the ability to integrate your NAS backup with your infrastructure backup. It will analyze how configuration changes or file sharing activities will affect all of these areas, as well.

If you’re running HP storage devices as part of your storage solution, you can’t do without HP Storage Essentials. When you combine the power of HP Storage essentials with other tools offered by HP, such as HP Insight, you have everything you need to fully manage your storage infrastructure and maintain the kind of service levels that your business needs to have to keep functioning.

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Unitiv, Inc., is a professional provider of enterprise IT solutions. Unitiv delivers its services from its headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, and its regional office in Iselin, New Jersey, USA. Unitiv provides a strategic approach to its service delivery, focusing on three core components: People, Products, and Processes. The People to advise and support customers. The Products to design and build solutions. The Processes to govern and manage post-implementation operations.