Northern Storage Suite V8 Increases Quota and Reporting Functionality and Expands NAS Support

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New NSS:Dashboard centralizes management and provides “dynamic” admin support; new version provides the fastest, most secure and most scalable NAS quotas on the market.

Northern Storage Suite V8 is a major new release, delivering a significantly more powerful storage management solution that has the feature set and flexibility to address even the most challenging network environment

Northern, global providers of flexible, easy-to-administer storage resource management software solutions, today announces Northern Storage Suite V8 (NSS V8), which introduces over 1,000 innovations and changes, including several major new additions and a host of enhancements to provide even more granular and efficient control over enterprise-wide storage management. NSS V8 was engineered to meet today’s demand for automated, yet highly customizable storage management that can be tailored to environments integrating various storage technologies, particularly the growing number that have made significant investments in Network Attached Storage (NAS) provides IT administrators with everything from more quota functionality, graphical reporting, true NAS management, and via the introduction of NSS:Dashboard, a means of monitoring and managing all storage devices and activity across even the most heterogeneous enterprises from a single location.

“Northern Storage Suite V8 is a major new release, delivering a significantly more powerful storage management solution that has the feature set and flexibility to address even the most challenging network environment,” said Thomas Vernersson, Northern’s President. “The new release meets several key market needs, including a true management tool for NAS devices. But from a strategic standpoint, our main objective was to provide admins with a new level of ‘intelligent’ storage management that integrates robust analytics with automation.”

New in Northern Storage Suite V8

NSS: Dashboard - Get Guidance - Take Action
Let NSS advise you on your storage situation. NSS V8 introduces the NSS: Dashboard, an interface and emailed report that intelligently highlights current and future storage issues. Providing you with clear-cut analyses and recommendations that transform into faster, more efficient management. No more manual digging for storage information, no more missed issues.

Fastest, Most Secure, Most Scalable NAS Quotas
Delivering the fastest, most secure, most scalable quota for NAS on the market, NSS V8 perfecting its fit for all NAS devices. Dramatically accelerating quota response times in NAS environments, cutting network traffic and disk I/O impact to levels unrivalled among quota solutions today.

Advanced Quota Options
Quota management has reached a higher level. NSS V8 offers increased customization of quotas through the introduction of new advanced quota setting both for DAS and NetApp NAS. Exclude subpaths or users, allow only specific file types to be saved or exclude certain file types from counting towards the quota – your storage policies have never been more adaptable, efficient, or responsive.

Also Including:

  • Set Quota Wizard – a smarter and more efficient tool for designing and implementing quotas
  • Smart Quota Columns – pick up Active Directory data in the quota view for faster mass and micro management
  • Graphical Report Output – communicate your information faster and more accurately
  • Grouped Report Output – turn raw data into human information on the fly
  • Folder-level Reporting – ”three-dimensional” reporting lets you see usage by file type by user at folder level
  • Exchange Report – extend your monitoring for Microsoft Exchange mailboxes from within NSS
  • Quota Report – monitor storage status and the tools used to control that storage side-by-side

NSS is priced per host and capacity. Find your local reseller on http://www.northern.net

About Northern
Northern is an international software company specializing in the development of reliable, flexible and easy to use solutions for storage management. The company serves a global market through its four bases of operations, Tampa (FL), Stockholm (Sweden), London (UK) and Biarritz (France). Over 28,000 organizations in 56 different countries are using Northern software solutions.

Northern Storage Suite, as well as the company’s full complement of network administration utilities, is available through resellers worldwide, authorized distributors and from Northern directly. Customers in North America should contact Northern (U.S. Operations) at 1.800.881.4950 or sales @ northern.net. Customers in other parts of the world should visit Northern's Reseller page on http://www.northern.net to find their local Northern software supplier, or contact Northern (European Operations) at +46 8 457 50 00.

Contacts:
Northern
Anders Paulsson, VP U.S. Operations
Ph: 800.881.4950
anders.paulsson @ northern.net

Backbone
Charles Epstein, Public Relations
Ph: 561.470.0965
che @ backboneinc.com

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