Combining clustering with replication helps customers achieve 24/7 availability
CUPERTINO, Calif. - October 10, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), today extended the capabilities of VERITAS Cluster Server ™, the industry's leading independent heterogeneous clustering and availability software, to include full support for leading replication solutions that include: EMC® SRDF® (including SRDF/A), EMC MirrorView™, Hitachi TrueCopy™, HP Continuous Access XP, the IBM High-Availability Disaster Recovery capability of DB2 Universal Database® and the IBM Peer to Peer Remote Copy capability of IBM Enterprise Storage Server, NetApp® SnapMirror®, Oracle® DataGuard and the company's own VERITAS Volume Replicator™ product. By combining VERITAS Cluster Server, now from Symantec, with data replication, enterprise customers can achieve and maintain data center availability and remain confident that their applications and data will be available between data centers, across any distance and during any outage scenario.
"Enterprise IT organizations are facing intense pressure to ensure their mission-critical applications and data are constantly available," said Kris Hagerman, senior vice president, Storage and Server Management Group, Symantec Corporation. "With significant new support for a wide variety of replication technologies, we are providing customers with a single solution that integrates clustering with replication. This enables customers to attain the highest levels of availability, and ensure they can quickly recover from any disruption regardless of the storage platform or operating system they choose."
Today many organizations replicate data to a secondary location to protect data from disasters or other threats. However, replication alone does not always provide easy access and recovery of data. Organizations that want to achieve the highest level of availability for their critical data, systems and applications add clustering software to their replication solution, allowing them to quickly recover from disruptions when they occur. Clustering automates the process of bringing up storage, servers and applications and re-directs clients to a secondary data set in the event of disruption or disaster eliminating prolonged and costly downtime. Symantec is uniquely positioned to help customers attain this level of availability by utilizing a single product so they can go beyond traditional disaster recovery to proactively mitigate and minimize the risk of downtime by protecting both their data and applications within and across data centers worldwide.
"NetApp is pleased to participate in Symantec's push to broaden VERITAS Cluster Server support by including the NetApp SnapMirror replication solution," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Partners at Network Appliance, Inc., (Nasdaq: NTAP). "Customers can combine the cost-effective and simplified disaster recovery benefits of SnapMirror with application and server failover capabilities of VERITAS Cluster Server for a complete disaster recovery solution. This enables customers to make their applications—and even entire data centers—highly available."
Organizations that neglect the importance of accessing applications during an outage situation are forced to manually recover data, systems and applications, a process that may take hours or even days and can directly impact their ability to conduct business. Symantec can help customers avoid this scenario by using VERITAS Cluster Server and one of the supported replication offerings. Furthermore, by combining clustering and replication, organizations can now achieve a Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of minutes vs. days or weeks with manual processes. A single solution allows organizations to meet and exceed their recovery goals.
Pricing and Availability
VERITAS Cluster Server is available immediately starting at USD $2,995. Pricing for the replication solutions mentioned within this press release start at USD $995 and are available immediately. In addition, Symantec offers consulting, education and support services for VERITAS Cluster Server to aid customers in protecting their critical data, systems and applications. For additional product information please visit: http://www.veritas.com/vcs
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