AppIQ, a leading provider of enterprise software that enables data storage to be managed as an IT utility, announced the availability of a new product report by leading independent storage analyst firm Enterprise Storage Group (ESG) profiling AppIQ StorageAuthority Suite. The report examines StorageAuthority Suite's ability to streamline storage area management operations and comply with the storage industry's Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) standard to more effectively utilize storage resources, reduce overall costs, and ensure business-critical application performance and availability.

"Although a number of other vendors used terms like 'application centric' or 'application aware,' the truth of the matter is that AppIQ has the most extensive, end-to-end application focused storage management solution (that we have seen) on the market," writes Nancy Marrone-Hurley, ESG. "In ESG terms, AppIQ StorageAuthority is considered an Automated Resource Management (ARM) solution. ARM solutions combine the capabilities of storage management, SRM, and provisioning products. There are a number of ARM solutions available today (some fully automated, some not), but none can address application specific storage management as completely as StorageAuthority."

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