SolarWinds’ Storage Manager allows you to quickly and easily manage your multi-vendor SAN or NAS storage environment, thereby simplifying storage monitoring, storage performance, capacity management, VM to physical storage mapping and file analysis. Storage administrators can set proactive alerts to identify problems and then quickly drill in via prebuilt dashboard to identify the root cause of storage related problems. VM to storage mapping extends the visibility to see what VMs are driving storage load.
1) Storage Manager provides independent (not provided by the same company that provides the storage array hardware) storage management across all of the major vendors.
2) Simple mapping from VM to storage LUN to spindle.
3) Install in less than an hour, configured and providing data usually in under a day for most environments.
4) Integration with Virtualization Manager and Server and Application Monitor for full application stack visibility from application to spindle.
Dedicated storage administrator - usually in midsize to larger companies that have large SAN or NAS environments. Sells well in mixed vendor environments (e.g., EMC and NetApp). The second type of user is the IT generalist that manages more than one technology area (like servers, applications, virtualization, databases, etc.) and need to understand storage performance either as part of their responsibilities or because their technology is dependent on storage.