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Cloud And Data Center Resiliency Is No Prisoner’s Dilemma

Created: 27 Jun 2012 • Updated: 11 Jun 2014
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Most data center professionals are faced with a sort of Prisoner’s Dilemma. We are constantly told to do more with fewer resources, but not to cut any corners and to keep everything up and running, and protected. In addition, we are quickly deploying cloud environments and trying to keep them highly resilient.

In order to stay competitive and meet these demands, we are quickly adopting Linux as a strategic solution to help deal with flat IT budgets with increasing costs.

The robust and flexible nature of Linux has led to it becoming the strategic platform of choice for private cloud deployments. Analyst firm IDC suggests that Linux will be one of two primary operating systems that will power public cloud infrastructure. We believe this is because of the robust nature of the platform combined with the low cost and high adoption of Linux. And, Red Hat Linux has been deployed by more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500.

Red Hat and Symantec are keenly aware of the issues outlined above. Working together, we believe we can begin to address the IT prisoner’s dilemma.

To accomplish this, today we announced that we are collaborating with Red Hat to deliver a series of joint solutions that help customers deploy private and hybrid clouds  and create highly resilient data centers. The joint solutions will help organizations deploy business-critical applications with confidence and provide Oracle database failover, off-premise disaster recovery, and enterprise-class data availability on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In addition to building solutions, the companies announced an expanded multi-level partnership that spans engineering, marketing, support, and sales groups in both companies.

The joint solutions will help organizations

  • Automate off-premise disaster recovery
  • Provide cost-effective failover for Oracle databases
  • Improve storage management for multi-OS, multi-storage data centers

Together, Symantec and Red Hat offer a more flexible and open environment in terms of hardware, software, and operating systems.

In doing so, we hope to provide IT professionals a reasonable outcome to their professional prisoner’s dilemma that is favorable to all of their stakeholders.

Check out today’s release and associated resources, and let us know what you think: