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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

HP Proposes Open Storage Management

HP is sticking to its storage management guns in the face of the Aperi open source consortium IBM launched last week.

The Palo Alto, Calif., company has released Storage Essentials 5.0, the latest version of its storage resource management (SRM) software, as an alternative to Aperi, a group formed to work on a common storage software management platform.

The package includes assets from HP's purchase of AppIQ, which closed last week.

AppIQ makes StorageAuthority, a suite of SRM and storage area network (SAN) management tools geared to help businesses with several types of hardware work as one. With AppIQ's technology, IT administrators can control all of their storage gear through one console.

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