New Service Helps Maximize Storage Assets ROI

Storage Assessor quickly evaluates utilization and storage allocation for enterprise networks

PHOENIX--April 6, 2004--Atempo Inc., a pioneer of data protection software solutions for the enterprise, today announced Atempo Storage Assessor(TM), a new addition to its expanding professional services portfolio. Storage Assessor provides IT managers with a non-intrusive way to rapidly gain insight into the performance, status and utilization of network hardware, software and connectivity. This insight allows companies to address storage allocation issues, plan technology migrations or consolidations, lower risk during project implementation and reduce administrative tasks.

Key benefits of the new service include:

  • Inventory and capacity utilization summary reports

  • Detailed inventory of fabric, application servers and storage

  • Detailed storage allocation and utilization

  • Topographical view of fabric

  • File type analysis

As networks grow, enterprises face the constant challenge of controlling costs while maintaining maximum storage network efficiency. To get the most from IT infrastructure investments, a detailed understanding of the enterprise storage network's make up and utilization is imperative. Atempo's Storage Assessor service assists enterprise customers in this mandate by delivering quantitative descriptions of the storage network's assets, displayed in easy-to-read graphs.

"Storage Assessor gives customers a quick and clear window into their IT environments that allows them to make better, ROI-based decisions, as well as quickly and accurately accomplish what too often has been a manual, cumbersome and error-prone process," said Atempo President and CEO Thierry Flajoliet. "Used consistently on a periodic basis, this new service helps assure enterprises of maintaining peak performance and asset utilization throughout the storage network."

Atempo's Storage Assessor service catalogs data-storage assets and reviews capacity utilization, letting IT managers understand storage usage by server, database, application, location and user. This enables managers to preempt potential storage problems while providing the insightful analysis needed for long-term system planning.

The assessment also delivers a unique ability to surgically gather information on complex storage objects and evaluate potential supporting strategies such as backup to disk, archiving policies, and disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) migration.

Atempo's storage assessment service provides a key building block for companies establishing data or information lifecycle management policies. Successful planning to manage data storage in a cost-efficient manner throughout the data's life cycle depends on a thorough and accurate understanding of the organization's data and infrastructure.

More information is available through the company's website at http://www.atempo.com/library/pdf/US/AtempoStorageAssessor.pdf. Atempo Storage Assessor is available immediately through Atempo's sales department. Customers may call toll free at 866-417-0200 or email at info.us@atempo.com.

About Atempo

Founded in 1992, Atempo delivers best-of-breed data protection software and expert services for enterprise environments. Built upon a rich heritage of storage expertise, the company develops and markets Time Navigator, the most rapid restore product of its type in the industry. With an established network of value-added reseller and strategic alliances, Atempo provides sales and support to 1,750 customers in more than 20 countries. For more information please visit http://www.atempo.com or call (866) 417-0200.

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