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jdangelo_symc | 02 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

I am pleased to announce the publication of a joint white paper between Symantec Information Availability and GE Healthcare.  This document represents a commitment by GEHC to leverage Symantec technology (specifically ApplicationHA)  for the purposes of bringing high availability to their virtualized Picture, Archiving and Communication System (PACS).  Representing more than a $3 Billion global market segment, GEHC is recognized as the leader in PACS installations nationwide.

This white paper provides insight into how GEHC took full advantage of the many facets of Symantec HA solutions for VMware as well as the benefits a highly available Centricity PACS and Centricity PACS 3-D solution can bring to healthcare professionals. 

For more information on how Symantec provides data center security and information management solutions to the Healthcare industry, please visit

Yogesh Ranjan | 17 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

In October 2014, Symantec Cluster Server announced general availability for Cisco UCS HA solution. The new Cluster Server agent provides high-availability for Cisco UCS servers that had no standard way to achieve HA before the agent. To achieve HA for UCS, customers were performing service profile migrations manually or through complex custom scripts. In case of a fault, users had to identify the target server and then either manually associate the service profile to the target servers or had to write complex custom scripts specific to their environments to perform service profile migrations. Either of these cases made the whole process of service profile migration completely unpredictable and manual thus leading to increased downtime.  

With Symantec Cluster Server agent for UCS HA, customers can now achieve completely automated and predictable service profile recovery. The agent integrates with Cisco UCS Manager through XML API interface and...

Anjaly_Joseph | 16 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

How can we use docker and extend to our build environment ? What is the benefit of doing so ? This article discusses on the use of docker to create images for our build environment and what is the other use case from the build and release point of view.

The sections which we will discuss here are:

  • Overview of docker
  • Build environment using docker and the steps therein
  • Other use case of Docker from the Build and Release perspective

What is docker ?

Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. In simpler terms, to package an application as a self contained box that includes everything needed to run the application  Benefits of docker include that they are smaller than VMs and have an improved performance.  Applications are secure and isolated from other activites of the host system and can effortlessly...

Rajagopal V | 06 Oct 2014 | 3 comments


Storage developers and professionals around the globe gather at the SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara annually to discuss on latest technologies, tools and tactics that is needed in Data Storage and Management. Also, we all know staying current with the latest technology can amount to good use of our dollars and time. It is the 11th iteration of the conference and was a 4 day event this September which was attended by 480+ professionals from our industry.

[ Link to SNIA SDC 2014 Photos ]

I got the privilege of speaking at the Storage Developer Conference on 15th September on the topic "Phase Change Memory and Its Positive Influence on Flash Algorithms" sponsored by SNIA representing...

sundstrom | 26 Sep 2014 | 6 comments

Using Install Bundles to Simplify Storage Foundation HA Install and Upgrade

A new Install feature called Install Bundles has been introduced with the 6.0.5 and 6.1 Storage Foundation HA releases on Unix/Linux.  This feature makes it possible to install multiple SFHA releases in one operation.  This article describes three scenarios in which Install Bundles can be used to simplify the SFHA installation and upgrade process:

  • Installing or upgrading SFHA directly to a Maintenance Release (MR) level
  • Installing or upgrading SFHA with one or more Patch releases
  • Expanding OS Minor version support for existing SFHA releases

Installing or upgrading SFHA directly to a Maintenance Release level

Many Storage Foundation customers prefer that Maintenance Release levels (#.#.#) operate on their production systems for added stability.  However, nobody prefers the...

Barret Spangler | 26 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

A few months back I was talking shop with a guy that is a high-level manager at another company and one of the things he said to me was "We've got a lot of VCS in our environment, but we don't really use it for anything. It's just deployed because at some point in the past, someone decided that it needed to be part of the build spec regardless of what the deployment was for"

I had to try really hard to not effuse too heavily all over him regarding the benefits of clustered systems and I've been pondering that ever since. I've been working in storage, and clustering, and clustered storage since 2007... you could say I'm a big fan. Here's a guy, though, who's never been really shown what clustering can do to help him and his company in their environment.

So... One-node cluster. Sounds like a dichotomy, like Jumbo shrimp. Once you stop and think about it, though, VCS provides an incredibly powerful opportunity for simplifying system management even if there's not going...

TonyGriffiths | 17 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

This is a reminder that on 31st August 2014, Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 reached End of Support Life (EOSL) on the following platforms:

                Solaris SPARC

                Solaris x86-64



This includes:

                Storage Foundation (Veritas Volume Manager & Veritas File System)

                Veritas Cluster Server (VCS)