Lanamark today announced availability of the Storage Design Module for Lanamark Suite, which enables solution providers to design the underlying storage infrastructure for both virtualized desktops and servers.
The Storage Design Module offers advanced capabilities for assessing disk space and disk IO requirements, automates virtual disk sizing and provides a rich selection of HBAs, SAN switches and storage arrays from major vendors. It enables solution providers to design and compare what-if scenarios across multiple server and storage configurations. This ensures that enterprises are always presented with cost-effective, highly optimized storage options that maximize return-on-investment from virtual infrastructure.
Once the data collection phase is completed and virtualization candidates are identified, solution providers can approximate central storage requirements by analyzing a rich set of disk space and disk IO metrics. These metrics are also used for automatically sizing virtual disks and balancing workloads across target servers to minimize disk IO resource contention. The module supports HBAs, SAN switches and storage arrays from Brocade, Cisco Systems, Dell, EMC, Emulex, Hitachi, HP, IBM, NetApp, Pillar Data Systems, QLogic, Sun Microsystems and Xiotech. It also allows EMC partners to export data for analysis into the EMC ET Tool.