The first certified SAN package available through the OSMR program, "E-Z SAN," provides up to 1.
The OSMR program is unique in that customers can purchase a pre-certified and tested hardware bundle and then choose from a variety of leading OSMR program software vendors' products to easily deploy key applications such as storage virtualization, auto backup/restore and volume management.
The OSMR initiative with E-Z SAN solution provides the flexibility of supplier choice along with assured interoperability among components, software and systems," said John McArthur, group vice president of storage research for IDC.
Over the last year, the OSMR program vendors have conducted exhaustive interoperability testing with all software and hardware offerings to guarantee product compatibility at all levels.
OSMR vendors will work closely with distributors and resellers to support E-Z SAN and additional OSMR packages by providing hands-on technical training and education, reducing deployment issues and increasing overall support services to end-users.
Chaparral's partnership in the OSMR initiative gives these businesses a plug-and-play E-Z SAN.
Hitachi is pleased to join JMR and the other OSMR partners to provide a flexible, comprehensive solution for our customers," said Hal Malone, director of sales and marketing, 3.
By participating in the OSMR program, and helping deliver E-Z SAN, we are providing our customers with an interoperable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy solution for SAN environments.