SRM: Can You Get What You Want?

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Monday, April 6, 2009
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Storage resource management tools are now maturing and becoming more of a “must have” capability. However, a broad range of products, each with many different options now confront the potential buyer. Therefore, using the Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) processes to differentiate the vendors and their offerings is highly recommended. This tutorial starts with some RFP basics, then moves to a discussion of the important things to look for in storage management applications. It will also include an elucidation of the various standards at play including SMI-S.

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Understand how to structure an RFP for SRM products that draws differentiated responses.
Gain a better understanding of where SRM vendors are going with their products and product capabilities.
Gain more insight into the standards at play in SRM and how to include them in an RFP