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StorageNetworks Inc., data storage management services provider, announced new capabilities and features in its software platform. The updated software platform now includes version 4.0 of StorageNetworks' Virtual Storage Portal(SM) (VSP(SM)) storage service management software, version 2.0 of its STORos(SM) storage operating system and version 2.0 of its STORvision(SM) command and control software.
"The future of storage is data storage management services driven by software intelligence-and at the core of this intelligence is the STORos operating system," said Peter Bell, chairman and CEO of StorageNetworks. "We have created the foundation for robust storage management applications through which enterprise customers can significantly reduce costs and complexity."
A key new feature of the STORos operating system is an XML-based API that gives enterprise customers the ability to write applications from their existing management frameworks to the STORos operating system. Through the API, customers gain access to key information across the elements in their storage environment, while still utilizing their existing applications.
StorageNetworks also announced version 2.0 of its STORvision software, the latest release of its command and control software. STORvision software enables the efficient and scalable management of the storage resources in StorageNetworks Global Data Storage(SM) Network (GDSN).
Additionally, StorageNetworks announced version 4.0 of its Virtual Storage Portal software. This software is StorageNetworks' Web-based application that enables enterprise customers to closely analyze and monitor their storage environments as well as manage their data storage services. It provides current and historical information pertaining to availability, usage, capacity, performance, charge-backs and service-level metrics.