EMC Positioned in "Leaders" Quadrant in 2009 Analyst Report on Storage Resource Management Software
Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
HOPKINTON, MA.- EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software” report.1 EMC addresses this market with its EMC® Ionix™ ControlCenter™ storage resource management (SRM) product family.
The Ionix ControlCenter family of storage resource management and device management software enables customers to simplify and automate common tasks such as reporting, planning, and provisioning through a single, consistent information-centric approach. Ionix ControlCenter applications enable customers to implement an information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy by providing comprehensive management for the tiered, multi-vendor storage infrastructure. The end result is better performance, improved productivity, and reduced costs.
In its report, Gartner describes market leaders as having “the highest combined measures of an ability to execute and a completeness of vision. They have the most comprehensive and scalable products. They have a proven track-record of financial performance and an established market presence. In terms of vision, they are perceived as thought leaders, having well-articulated plans for ease of use, how to address scalability and product breadth. For vendors to have long-term success, they must plan to address the expanded market requirements for change management, root-cause analysis and performance analysis. Leaders must not only deliver to the current market requirements, which continue to change, they also need to anticipate and deliver on future requirements. A cornerstone for leaders is the ability to articulate how these requirements will be addressed as part of their vision for resource management. As a group, leaders can be considered a part of most new purchase proposals, and they have high success rates in winning new business.”
“When we first launched EMC Ionix ControlCenter, the solution quickly became recognized as the share and technology leader in the competitive SRM marketplace – making storage management easier despite the complexity of dynamic, distributed IT infrastructures,” said EMC’s Chris Gahagan, Senior Vice President, EMC Ionix. “Today, as more and more customers take their evolving data centers virtual or even into the private cloud, EMC continues to provide market-leading tools that meet and exceed their expectations in managing this virtualization journey. Building on the recent success of our EMC Ionix launch, we’re honored that the industry experts at Gartner have recognized EMC in this Magic Quadrant report.”
Ionix ControlCenter is a critical piece of EMC’s IT management software and services portfolio. As a whole, the Ionix family of next-generation IT management solutions support customers on their journey from physical IT to virtual IT to the cloud. Unlike existing management tools, Ionix was built with virtualization and the next-generation data center in mind and leverages EMC’s expertise across the data center. Ionix solutions enable customers to efficiently and effectively manage the full virtual and physical data center ecosystem across networks, storage systems, servers, and applications – as well as the IT services that rely on these infrastructure elements. Ionix solutions help customers solve today’s management challenges, meet increasing service-level requirements, deploy virtual data centers faster, and be confident that they’re completely enabled for the virtualization journey.
Most recently, Ionix ControlCenter has added new support for EMC Symmetrix® V-Max™ arrays -- the industry’s first purpose-built storage array for the virtual data center -- with management abstraction that enables ease, speed and automation. For example, EMC Ionix ControlCenter StorageScope™ enables users to forecast space consumption with EMC Symmetrix Virtual Provisioning™ to assist thin pool expansion. With Ionix ControlCenter, customers can now create, manage, monitor and report on pools of virtual resources as single logical entities to simplify management and extend visibility and control. Customers also gain end-to-end visibility from host to disk across server and storage virtualization layers.
EMC also continues to extend its SRM portfolio with new breakthrough capabilities in change and configuration management. With its recent introduction of an agentless solution, EMC Ionix Storage Configuration Advisor, users can track changes to end-to-end storage infrastructures and compliance with configuration best practices.
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