Sun Microsystems is strengthening its heterogeneous storage capabilities with an OEM agreement with AppIQ, executives from both companies said on Monday.
AppIQ, of Burlington, Mass. develops software to handle a full range of storage management functions across disparate platforms, including discovery of storage resources, zoning, logical unit number (LUN) masking, LUN security and resource management, said Tom Rose, vice president of marketing for the company.
According to Rose, most competitive software handling these functions are standalone products that do not offer an integrated approach.
The company's software is aimed at mission-critical applications, such as keeping an Oracle database running while changing a Fibre Channel switch, or provisioning new storage without disruption operations, Rose said.
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