Automated Availability

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Does this sound familiar?
Your information protection requirements continue to grow. You continue to add devices and libraries to handle the load, but you're not sure if you are using these resources efficiently. You are unaware of stress-points in the system until something breaks, and then you scramble to fix the problem while your data goes unprotected. What can you do to take back control?

How Availability is Evolving into Automated Resource Management (ARM)

ARM Can Help You Achieve Business Agility and Increased Service Levels While Also Reducing Costs and Overhead

Automated Resource Management (ARM) capabilities change the rules of traditional availability through automation of resource management and recovery. ARM allows systems and applications to manage their own resources, provisioning, and policy-based decision-making.

The next time you are faced with a system that's taking too much of your time to manage, chewing up too many resources, and which seems out of control despite all of the software that you have in place to try to manage it, think about changing the rules.

ARM technology can help you to make what you have, work better. Automation of resource management and recovery takes all of the sweat out and puts all of the control back in. ARM provides you the way to get the return that you've been expecting from NSM and storage management software.

Through automation of resource management and recovery tasks, what can ARM do for you?

    Make resource management and recovery faster, easier, and less expensive.

    Eliminate human error, and the failures that result from human error.

    Reduce the burden of administration on overworked IT administrators.

    As ARM solutions replace traditional availability, the complexities of new application and storage architectures will become practical and cost-effective to manage. Businesses adopting ARM will be the most competitive, because their work-forces and partners will have efficient, low-cost, real-time access to the information they need to provide quality services to their customers and to make informed business decisions. High business effectiveness is built on lowest possible cost.

What's required to make ARM work?

ARM requires the capabilities for monitoring, managing, and recovering resources across multiple system layers that include networks, data, applications, and servers. So, whereas in the past it was good-enough to manage each of these layers separately with a separate set of tools, ARM fills the gaps between these separate sets of tools to coordinate their activities and make them work better for you.

In blunt terms, what ARM needs is the capability to connect the software managing your applications and networks, and the software managing your storage.

Start with a single application. Apply some ARM. See what happens to reduce your costs and overhead while increasing service levels and business agility

Take a look at what ARM solutions can do for you today!

    AAM - Automated Availability Manager

    AAM delivers automated high-availability management of enterprise applications such as ERP, database, email, and Web applications across heterogeneous platforms: including Solaris Sparc, Solaris Intel, HP-UX, AIX, Linux, and Windows NT/2000. With AAM you can manage application and service-level availability within SAN deployments, as well as for NAS, NFS, shared disk, and replicated data deployments from one console.

    NetWorker Availability

    NetWorker Availability enables NetWorker to self-restart when failures occur, and self-monitor its resources so that NetWorker services can be configured to work better. Know in advance when additional resources are necessary, rather than finding out when something breaks!