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bpascua | 24 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

It's clear from both talking to our customers and reading the analysts reports that cloud is here to stay. Most customers I speak with are looking at some form of cloud services in their organizations. This tends to vary from something as simple as an application being delivered through the cloud, a good example of this was recently at Symantec our HR system is now a cloud SAS service. More cutting edge applications are looking at full service provisioning from the point of IT request to the delivery of a fully functioning application/service all run through a self service engine.

This is the vision of many organizations to make the delivery of new systems seamless and self service. Cloud comes with many challenges from the Security aspects to the radical shift of IT organization needed to enable cloud services. At Symantec we have many solutions to ease this pain and make the consumption of Cloud services a safe affordable reality. Something that separates Symantec from...

Maria Bledsoe | 17 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

During the recent VMworld conference in San Francisco, Lorenzo Galelli's (Symantec Senior Technical Product Manager) presentation on application availability in virtual environments was a huge success, and not only because he gave away some pretty cool prizes. Lorenzo covered several topics including VMware native tool compatibility and multi-tiered application support and gave a demo of the latest release of VCS with VMware functionality.

If you missed the session, you now have the opportunity to participate from the comfort of your desk. Register for the webcast right now!

https://symantecevents.verite.com/26797/

Mayank Vasa | 14 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

 

We want to hear from you! Post a blog about your experience about Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) or VOM Advanced and earn 200 Symantec Connect points (approximately USD 30). Bragging about your data center is encouraged!

 

For residents in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America - read this blog for details.

For U.S. and Canadian residents, check out the VOM Tell Your Story Contest 2012.

 

 

 

Eric.Hennessey | 31 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

 

I had the pleasure of attending VMworld 2012 this week and had every intention of blogging daily from the venue. Suffice it to say that between working in the booth a few hours each day and meetings on the side with Symantec customers and partners, that just didn't happen. On the other hand, I did manage to spot Brent Spiner (Data from the Star Trek: The Next Generation series) at the event.
 
As I said, I spent several hours each day in the Symantec booth talking with customers (current and future!) about our new release of Veritas Cluster Server due out this Fall. This release is pretty exciting in that it has enhancements allowing users to install VCS on Windows and Linux VMware guests, providing application failover between virtual machines. This gives customers another level of protection beyond what our ApplicationHA product delivers so our customers can now select the appropriate level of availability based on service...
Mike Reynolds PMM | 27 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

 

You've Already Virtualized, Now What?

Virtualization is everywhere, but IT organizations are still looking for ways to cut costs.  One way to do that, is to…  virtualize even more applications!  However, the easy stuff has been done.  File and print servers, cafeteria menus and the company picnic blog have been virtualized.  The next step is to move up the chain and virtualize business and mission critical applications.  But the risks of virtualization are still there.  How do I monitor and protect my application and business services in the event of a failure, or even a site wide disaster?  What happens to the performance or availability of my data when a path connecting a virtual machine to the storage fails?  These are the roadblocks that are preventing IT organizations from virtualizing more of their business critical services and applications.  The good news is Symantec can help...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 15 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

Interested in helping Symantec name a future solution designed to recover applications in the event of a disaster?  Perhaps more importantly, do you want to enter a drawing to win an Apple iPad 3?  If so, please fill out our DR Survey and enter with a chance to win an iPad 3!

Mike Reynolds PMM | 15 Aug 2012 | 3 comments

 

Virtualization is everywhere, but IT organizations are still looking for ways to cut costs.  One way to do that, is to…  virtualize even more applications!  However, the easy stuff has been done.  File and print servers, cafeteria menus and the company picnic blog have been virtualized.  The next step is to move up the chain and virtualize business and mission critical applications.  But the risks of virtualization are still there.  How do I monitor and protect my application and business services in the event of a failure, or even a site wide disaster?  What happens to the performance or availability of my data when a path connecting a virtual machine to the storage fails?  These are the roadblocks that are preventing IT organizations from virtualizing more of their business critical services and applications.  The good news is Symantec can help!  

Symantec is announcing a new version of...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 18 Jul 2012 | 1 comment

Disasters happen.  In fact, according to the Munchener Ruckversicherungs-Gesellschaft, Geo Risks Research, 355 events, from floods to tornados to tsunamis and earthquakes occurred in 2011.  IT organizations need protection from such horrific events, but also those that are more common place, for instance power outages and equipment failures.  

Here are a few interesting statistics from the latest Symantec State of the Data Center report (available later this year):

  • 70% of organizations experience downtime from power failure (11.3 hours per outage)
  • 63% experience cyber attacks (52.7 hours per outage)
  • 26% conducted a power outage and failure impact assessment
  • Median downtime per outage in the last 12 months was 5 hours
  • Organizations experienced an average of 4 downtime incidents in the past 12 months

When most people hear the term "Disaster Recovery", they immediately think of data...

bpascua | 04 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

I have been working for Symantec for more years than I care to remember. I joined through the Veritas acquisition some 6 years ago. In that time the datacenter has changed incredibly, before joining Veritas I was a systems administrator, this was long before the concept of SANs were mainstream and most UNIX systems simply had direct attached storage. I think it’s fair to say that at some point over the past 10 years the datacenter began transitioning from physical to virtual and we at Symantec were very guilty of not adapting our solutions quickly enough. We went on selling our traditional clustering and storage management tools which while they have always been best of breed weren’t necessarily a good fit in virtual environments. Thankfully due to the strength of our portfolio our product team began to reinvest into adapting our solutions specifically into the virtual space. The upshot is now although there is still much development and innovation under way we have a...