If you would have asked me what a “virtual server farm” or a “virtual environment” was 10 years ago, I would have probably come up with a convoluted story about a virtual reality loosely based on the Matrix trilogy. Back then, I was pretty oblivious to anything high-tech. I’m still not as technically savvy as I probably should be, seeing as I work at one of the largest software companies in the world; however, in the past four years I’ve worked at Symantec, I’ve gone from a technological neophyte to someone who at least knows that virtualization has nothing to do with the Matrix, Neo, or Morpheus.
The reason I bring this up is companies that are implementing a virtual strategy in their environments, leveraging technology from VMware and Symantec, are seeing tremendous business value. Megatone Carsa S.A., a leading retailer in Argentina, has implemented Veritas NetBackup with the VMware option and has seen backup success rates climb up to 99 percent and the rate of data recovery increase to 100 percent. Using VMware, Carsa was able to consolidate 70 physical servers into 50 physical servers and 30 virtual. This has resulted in an estimated 30 percent savings in server administration costs. In addition, Carsa has seen a threefold improvement in backup times.
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