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Chapter 1: IBM TotalStorage Productivity... > Introduction to IBM TotalStorage Pro... - Pg. 4

1.1 Introduction to IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center The IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center consists of software components which enable storage administrators to monitor, configure, and manage storage devices and subsystems within a SAN environment. The TotalStorage Productivity Center is based on the recent standard issued by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). The standard addresses the interoperability of storage hardware and software within a SAN. 1.1.1 Standards organizations and standards Today, there are at least 10 organizations involved in creating standards for storage, storage management, SAN management, and interoperability. Figure 1-1 shows the key organizations involved in developing and promoting standards relating to storage, storage management, and SAN management, and the relevant standards for which they are responsible.