Under pressure to reduce costs and increase agility, organizations can become stuck in a reactive mode, overspending on inefficient measures aimed at keeping their networks up and running. By standardizing and automating processes, however, network teams can proactively address availability and performance issues, and dramatically reduce costs.

To address this issue, the IBM® Network Advisor software management tool provides comprehensive management for data, storage and converged networks. This single application can deliver end-to-end visibility and insight across different network types; it supports Fibre Channel SANs—including Gen 5 Fibre Channel platforms—IBM FICON® and IBM b-type SAN Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) networks. In addition, this tool supports comprehensive lifecycle management capabilities across different networks through a simple, seamless user experience.