BLADE Network Technologies Simplifies Management of Blade and Rack-Level Network Environments

2008-08-05 07:30:00

BLADE Network Technologies Simplifies Management of Blade and Rack-Level Network Environments

Innovative BLADEHarmony Manager 3.0 enables server-friendly network

management and reduces complexity for the data center administrator

See BLADE Network Technologies at NGDC/LinuxWorld Expo, Aug. 4-7, in

San Francisco, Booth 726

SAN FRANCISCO–(EMWNews)–BLADE Network Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in network

virtualization and high-performance solutions for servers and storage,

today announced its new BLADEHarmony

Manager 3.0 management software. Using BLADEHarmony Manager 3.0,

data center administrators can easily and efficiently manage and monitor

thousands of BLADE Network Technologies 1Gb

and 10Gb blade switches within HP

BladeSystems, IBM BladeCenters, and NEC SIGMABLADEs, as well as BLADEs

own top-of-rack RackSwitch

family.

BLADEHarmony Manager 3.0s

unified management provides a comprehensive replicable data center view

of I/O, with single-click updates to thousands of BLADEs

embedded and top-of-rack switches. It also extends the capabilities of

traditional Element Management Schema by complementing and integrating

easily with existing management systems, such as HP Systems Insight

Manager and IBM Director.

BLADE will demonstrate the capabilities of BLADEHarmony Manager 3.0 in

booth 726 at the 2008 Next

Generation Data Center (NGDC/LinuxWorld Conference and Expo), August

4-7, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. In addition, a free

trial version of BLADEHarmony Manager 3.0 is available for download for

a limited time at: www.bladenetwork.net/bhm.

BLADEHarmony Manager 3.0 provides an easy-to-use, Web-based management

interface designed for the data center administrator. From any browser,

administrators can connect to BLADEHarmony Manager 3.0s

centralized server to easily provision the I/O for an entire rack,

independently managing I/O capacity on behalf of servers and storage.

They also can detect switch-based failures instantly and take corrective

action.

BLADEHarmony Manager 3.0 Features and Benefits

BLADEHarmony 3.0 enables data center administrators to configure,

monitor, and manage blade switches in a single chassis or across large

blade server deployments from a centralized point of administration to

improve service delivery while reducing management costs. Major features

and benefits include:

  • Client-server architecture.

  • Web-based GUI for simplified device configuration, monitoring, and

    fault management.

  • Integration with industry-leading Enterprise Management Systems (such

    as HP Systems Insight Manager and IBM Director).

  • Customizable reporting of detailed asset, operational, and performance

    information.

  • Automated and scheduled software downloads, configuration

    updates/backups, switch reboots, and so on.

BLADEHarmony Manager 3.0 provides new

capabilities in our innovative Rackonomics

approach for reducing total cost of ownership and simplifying management

of scaled-out data centers, said Dan Tuchler,

Vice President of Product Management and Strategy, BLADE Network

Technologies. Managing thousands of BLADE

Network Technologies embedded and top-of-rack switches is now as easy as

a click of a mouse.

Availability

BLADEHarmony Manager 3.0 is available with BLADEs

BLADEHarmony Premium Support Services from BLADE Network Technologies.

BLADEHarmony Premium Support Services offer tight integration of

systems, software, services, and support for BLADE Network Technologies

switches embedded in HP BladeSystem, IBM BladeCenter, and NEC SIGMABLADE

blade servers, as well as for BLADEs

top-of-rack RackSwitch family. For more information, contact services@bladenetwork.net.

Download a free trial of BLADEHarmony 3.0 for a limited time at: www.bladenetwork.net/bhm.

About BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies is the leading supplier of Gigabit and 10G

Ethernet network infrastructure solutions that reside in blade servers

and scale-out

server and storage racks. BLADEs new virtual,

cooler and easier top-of-rack switches

demonstrate the promise of Rackonomicsa

revolutionary approach for scaling out data center networks to drive

down total cost of ownership. The companys

customers include half of the Fortune 500 across 26 industry segments,

and an installed base of over 170,000 network switches representing more

than 4 million switch ports. BLADE Network Technologies: Building

next-generation data centers one rack at a time with Rackonomics. Visit: www.bladenetwork.net.

BLADE Network Technologies, BLADEHarmony, and BLADEHarmony Manager are

trademarks of BLADE Network Technologies. Other products and companies

are trademarked by their respective owners.

BLADE Network Technologies
Tim Shaughnessy, 408-850-8963
press@bladenetwork.net
or
ZNA

Communications
Judy Plummer, 831-425-1581 ext. 204
BLADE@zna.com

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