SAN management vendor InterSAN(TM) this week announced support for JNI(R) Corporation a leading supplier of Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) for the enterprise storage market.
InterSAN said its software discovers, automatically configures, and pro-actively manages JNI's HBAs in a multi-vendor storage-networking environment. With support for JNI products, InterSAN said it addresses a large customer base and enables them to more easily manage the relationship between applications, their data storage, and everything in between, reducing the total cost of ownership in heterogeneous storage networks.
This announcement comes on the heels of InterSAN's partnership announcement with leading storage vendors including EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, and LSI Logic.
InterSAN said its software allows enterprises to manage large, complex SANs by taking an applications-oriented view that masks the complexity of the SAN infrastructure. With InterSAN's software, enterprises can automatically allocate, configure, manage, and monitor heterogeneous devices across globally distributed storage-networking environments from a central location.
As a member of JNI's SANpartners program, InterSAN said it will have access to JNI's interfaces and System Interoperability Lab (SIL) to ensure compatibility and interoperability across a wide range of open SAN environments. InterSAN and JNI are also members of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Fibre Channel Working Group (FCWG) focusing on standardizing a Common HBA API that will enhance the manageability of SANs.