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Introduction

SMI-S support

SMI-S (Storage Management Initiative Specification) is a standard created by the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA) that was designed to regulate the management of storage devices from multiple vendors. Simple and unified management for the entire storage infrastructure – that’s where the SMI-S provider comes into play.

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Problem

Problem of Complex Storage Administration

Most companies spend significant money and time on managing various storage solutions. The main reason hides in complicated and non-centralized management since every hardware and software vendor provides its proprietary administration tools to work with its own solutions.

Typical management scheme of the heterogeneous storage devices
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Solution

SMI-S Solution from StarWind

The StarWind SMI-S provider helps companies to reduce their monetary and time expenses. IT teams get simplified management thanks to the single “pane of glass”. Storage resources with desired performance, resiliency, and availability characteristics are now provisioned easily according to the predefined policies. This is achieved with the StarWind SMI-S provider that seamlessly integrates into the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) or OpenStack.

StarWind’s approach to the management of a heterogeneous storage infrastructure
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Conclusion

Manage Storage from a Single Pane of Glass with StarWind SMI-S

SMI-S eliminates the need for any third-party management software and significantly simplifies the overall storage infrastructure administration. The StarWind SMI-S provider integrates the StarWind storage management layer into the SCVMM or OpenStack. Thanks to SMI-S support, most operations are performed from a single and well-known console, serving to automate the operations within your environment.

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WHAT THE WORLD SAYS ABOUT US

StarWind gets praise for its solution's high level of customization in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for HCI

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