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tzambrovitz | 28 Sep 2011

Maybe somebody can explain it to me, because I’m not getting a clear picture of late from the numerous virtualization events I’ve attended. I’ve read the research, I’ve interviewed architects, systems administrators, consultants and even a few IT execs, and I’ve reviewed information from various vendors on the challenges and solutions around virtualization. So, is complacency the new IT strategy for business-critical virtualization? 

At a recent event that shall remain anonymous, I asked a few of the attendees at lunch what challenges they were facing as they virtualized their infrastructure. One immediate response was “budget”. Now, I understand that there are investments to be made in acquiring the infrastructure and software, and the time it takes to define and resource a project. But, in the face of reducing server provisioning from weeks to minutes, recovering failed systems in seconds and minutes...

Robert Mol | 27 Sep 2011

Malicious software can be a headache on a regular computer. But across an entire network infrastructure, these pieces of software can be an administrator’s worst nightmare. This makes network risk management a top priority for admins. With the diversity and complexity of modern IT infrastructure, however, risk management is a daunting task. Symantec Control Compliance Suite (SCCS) simplifies this process for both client desktops and for web apps, allowing effective and easy risk management across large systems. You can automate and review your entire security policy and integrate data from multiple sources to allow for easy review.

  • Manage the entire lifecycle of It policy: from conceptualisation and review, to distribution and end-user management
  • Certifications for the Public Sector
  • Compatibility with...
Guido Sanchidrian | 23 Aug 2011

Security is one of the top concerns for business who are considering a virtualization solution. In our recent 2011 Symantec Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey we found that 76% of respondents said that security was a significant concern preventing companies from moving business-critical apps to virtualized servers. 63% also listed security as a major barrier to implementing server virtualization in the workplace. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 was designed with protection of virtual infrastructure in mind. It allows organizations to deploy higher densities of virtual machines without compromising on security.

  • It takes much of the scanning out of each virtual machine, reducing scan overhead by up to 70 percent and disk input/output by as much as 90 percent
  • It prevents AV storms by ensuring that simultaneous...
Robert Mol | 12 Aug 2011

x86 virtualization is one of a select few truly unquestionable success stories in the modern IT landscape. It works well, has seen widespread adoption and it is a technology in the intriguing position of blurring the lines between two competing computing models. Those two models are the mainframe and the commodity PC. The mainframe model sees specialised hardware married to precision crafted software. Dozens or hundreds of individual processing units are joined together with the highest capacity interfaces available. The mainframe focuses on raw speed and software that ensures every last cycle is wrung out of the hardware available.

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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...