EMC, BMC get tighter. EMC recently became a Foundation Partner in BMC Software's Business Service Management (BSM) initiative, a broad plan to enable organizations to align IT management with business processes. The two companies have completed Phase 1 of their product integration partnership. EMC's ControlCenter software can now send storage-specific events to BMC's Patrol Enterprise Manager suite, which speeds root cause analysis. The next step in the integration partnership is to provide further integration of ControlCenter and the IT Service Management (ITSM) suite from Remedy (which BMC acquired) and BMC Service Impact Manager.
Free ILM report. Arkivio has posted a report on information life-cycle management (ILM) on its Website: www.arkivio.com/ product_solutions. The report is based on a forum that the company hosted. The report examines how ILM tools can help companies with issues such as storage consolidation, disaster recovery, data retention, and capacity management. In addition to a variety of end-user organizations participating in the forum, vendor participants included Arkivio, Computer Associates, Hitachi Data Systems, Nexsan Technologies, Sony, and Sanz.