MSys Develops Storage Management Solutions for Leading Storage Device Manufacturers

Top Quote MSys has developed storage management solutions like the VDS/VSS hardware provider, the vCenter web client plugin and the SMI-S management plugin and admin tool for leading storage device manufacturers. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 14, 2013 - MSys Technologies has resolved several storage management issues by developing innovative solutions for globally recognized storage device manufacturing companies. Among these, the most noteworthy are its development projects that have helped clients manage and monitor their storage systems with ease:
    The VDS/VSS hardware provider.
    The vCenter web client plugin.
    The SMI-S management plugin and admin tool.

    VDS/VSS Hardware Provider Development

    The VDS/VSS hardware provider was developed by implementing the Microsoft VDS/VSS interface. This interface manages storage in a heterogeneous environment on Windows 2003/2008 and 2012 Server platforms. The VDS provider provisions, monitors and maintains storage hardware, whereas the VSS provider sets up the infrastructure for VSS to invoke the crash-consistent snapshot creation operation.
    The VDS/VSS hardware provider was developed for both enterprise class storage arrays, and flash and cloud-based storage appliances. It allows storage vendors to interoperate their storage servers with enterprise management and backup solutions built on top of VDS and VSS respectively

    The vCenter Web Client Plugin

    This plugin was created to manage and monitor the storage system from the vSphere client application for a leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions. It supports management operations like creating a new volume and pattern in VMFS, creating a new volume with remote replication, cloning and so on.
    It also has the following functionalities for monitoring purposes:
    IO monitoring per volume,
    IO monitoring per storage pool, and
    Graph generation support and reports downloading.

    SMI-S Management

    The SMI-S storage plugin interacts with the SMI-S compatible WBEM server internally and takes care of CIM operations like CIM Enumeration, CIM Association, CIM Reference and CIM Indication and profile methods (extrinsic methods).

    The vendor-agnostic SMI-S admin tool provides a powerful, Java-based GUI/CLI for administering storage systems. The tool also provides the following functionalities:
    SLP feature discovery for all the WBEM services running on the subnet.
    Execution of CTP test cases.
    Enabling and disabling the CIM trace. Once the CIM trace is enabled, the tool caches the CIM-XML request and response.
    As an added advantage, the SMI-S admin tool supports multiple operating systems and can be adapted for future program releases without changing the base tool framework.

    The MSys Edge

    When it comes to storage management, MSys stays ahead of the competition. The prominent reasons for MSys' success include:
    Experience in delivering management software and customized solutions for both traditional disk-based arrays as well as newer flash-based arrays.
    Superior technology understanding and product management which enables delivery of core technology pieces ahead of the estimated time.
    Highly experienced in working with virtualization tools and technologies for VMware ESX server and Microsoft Hyper-V.
    In short, MSys' storage management solutions enable lower costs and a faster time to market. For more information about MSys' storage expertise, visit

    About MSys
    MSys is an innovator in offering IT services and domain specific automation software. MSys together with its unparalleled focus and in-depth technical expertise delivers unprecedented value at an affordable cost in the areas of storage, servers, DR/BC, and virtualization. For more information, please visit

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