Precise Launches Heterogeneous SRM Tool

Precise focuses on capacity planning, reporting and discovery across the enterprise.

Precise Software Solutions has launched SiteStore SRM, a multi-platform storage performance management product focused on capacity planning, reporting and discovery across the enterprise.

Precise acquired a position in the Windows storage market last year when it bought W. Quinn Inc. The W. Quinn StorageCentral product for real-time storage resource management, currently in version 5.0, is already widely deployed on enterprise Windows servers.

The two products have different focuses, explains Najaf Husain, president of the W. Quinn group of Precise Software.

"The idea of SiteStore is to give you an enterprise view of your total network storage. Where's my capacity, who's using network space?" Husain says. StorageCentral, on the other hand, sits on a server and blocks storage that would exceed a user's allowance, or restricted file types like MP3s and extensions commonly used by viruses.

One of the key features of SiteStore is a chargeback feature, allowing central IT to charge divisions, departments and branches for their precise storage consumption.