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Robert Mol | 11 Oct 2011

When you’re operating across an entire network of terminals, inefficiencies and problems are bound to arise. Of course, there’s no way to eliminate these entirely, but there are ways to minimise them, by gathering more useful information, simplifying and improving existing processes, and ensuring administrators have all the necessary powers available. This is where Symantec Workspace Streaming can help. Your organisation may well be using the Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite already for the virtualization of your business-critical applications. Workspace Streaming is an add-on for this suite, which allows sophisticated application streaming.

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bpascua | 29 Sep 2011

Brian de la Pascua is a data center specialist working in the Storage and Availability Management Group. He started with Veritas twelve years ago as a Netbackup Engineer, then moved onto the Storage Foundation and High Availability products. Brian joined Business Critical Services as a consultant for four years. He has been working in the Storage and Availability Management Group for the past three years helping architect solutions for Symantec customers' data centers.

For some years now, we have been on a journey with our customers - helping in them to overcome their data centre challenges, which varied considerable from one industry to the next. I joined Veritas 12 years ago, before it became part of Symantec, and at this time, the data centre was a predominately SUN environment and native tools were not seen as enterprise class. Back then, we worked with customers to help them to go to market safely, enabling them to have their data wrapped...

Robert Mol | 25 Aug 2011

Application virtualization is a great way to run non-native programmes on your computer, or to test unstable software versions without putting your computer at risk. Now, thanks to a bit of software made by Adam Moore from University of California, Merced, using a virtualized application can be even faster and easier than it was before.

Shortcut Creator

Adam’s software is called Shortcut Creator v.1.2. It allows you to create as many shortcuts as you want for programmes that run on layers created with SVS (Software Virtualization Solution). When you select the shortcut, it activates the particular layer that you have chosen. If...

stuartbeattie | 29 Jul 2011

Virtual Application Manager (VAM) allows easy management of virtualized applications. It is an administrative tool, using a clear, intuitive interface to simplify control of layers over a network. For more information on application virtualization, see the ‘Software Virtualization’ section of our welcome post. The remote machines must be running either SVS (Software Virtualization Solution) or the upgraded version, SWV (Symantec Workspace Virtualization). If you are not familiar with this product, it is a piece of software allowing the user to virtualize applications. This software is not required on the host. The VAM interface gives administrators the power to connect to a remote machine and view all of the virtualization applications which are installed on it, as well...

paul dominjon | 21 Jul 2011

Welcome to IT Industry Trends, the new virtualization blog from Symantec. We’ve launched this blog to give us a place to talk about all aspects of virtualization, cloud computing and more, with information for those of all levels of knowledge and expertise. Before we get started, though, it never hurts to take a look back at how virtualization started, what it is and why people are realising that it’s now a key part of any enterprise IT strategy.

What is Virtualization?

Very basically, virtualization is the creation of one or more emulated computers on one single physical computer. It is referred to as emulated because it is not running directly off of the computer’s hardware, but on a virtual recreation of this hardware - in other words, software pretending to be hardware. This means that one computer can split up its real physical resources (RAM, processing power, etc.), and simulate multiple computers instead. Each of these has...