Hot off the presses – new EqualLogic HIT/Microsoft tool is now available

This post was written by Christy Pooler, Product Marketing—Dell EqualLogic.

Here at Dell, we continue to be inspired by you—the users of the storage SAN we all love…EqualLogic! Extending the value of EqualLogic’s all-inclusive software suite, we are proud to announce the 4.0 release of our
Host Integrations Tools for Microsoft (HIT/Microsoft).

Equallogic’s full suite of advanced software features gives you a comprehensive storage solution, without all of the license fee mess. All of this goodness (some like to call it our secret sauce) is built into your array. All new releases    are available to you as well. As long as you’re under support agreement with Dell, every new release is available for download. Just click over to the support website and get your hands on the newest EqualLogic software releases.

By using EqualLogic’s advanced software features, you can leverage your initial investment and maximize the capabilities of your EqualLogic array. With the advanced software features, you can virtualize your environment easily, protect your business data, optimize your performance and streamline the management and operations of your SAN.

The EqualLogic’s Host Integration Tools includes several easy-to-use host-based tools that tightly integrate EqualLogic SAN with hosts and applications. Remember we have three flavors of tool kits; Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® environments.

Now let’s get into what is new with EqualLogic’s HIT/Microsoft tool – We’ve added new features giving you more reasons to love EqualLogic. You’ve inspired us to give you even more power to do more, including:

  • Centralized data protection through HIT Groups
  • Enhanced Clustered Shared Volume (CSV) Support
  • Richer usability and functional experience
  • Remote Installation & Upgrade Capability
  • Enhanced PowerShell Tools
  • Proactive Alerts

Also you may remember back in October 2011, we released new versions of EqualLogic’s SAN HQ 2.0 and Host Integration Tools for VMware (HIT/VMware 3.1). If you’re running these tools or want to start, the new releases are also available for download on the support website.

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