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Sanjays | 11 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

Data center leaders are constantly being bombarded with marketing blitz on how they can reach the clouds by buying new infrastructure, but the reality is closer to ground. At Symantec we believe that the private cloud is more of a transformation of your existing data center rather than a rip and replace.

Read confident insights article on how to get to private cloud:

ScottK | 10 Nov 2011 | 2 comments

I was thinking about cluster node counts the other day, and wondering about their distribution. That is, what percentage of clusters are two node, three node, four node, and so on. There are a couple of different kinds of clusters out there -- in this context, these are tightly coupled clusters for availability (failover) or concurrent transaction clusters (like Oracle RAC, Sybase ASE Cluster Edition, or Cluster File Systems) -- not large computational clusters (like BlueGene). I ran the numbers from SORT uploads, and got the distribution. Then I wondered whether Linux might have more nodes than AIX/HP-UX/Solaris. Linux fans might say "Naturally, because it's cheaper" while detractors might think "Of course, because SMP scalability is still better on <my platform/>." One or both groups appear correct:


You can see the white has fewer...

Chaya Adatrao | 09 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

As IT organizations continue to rapidly deploy virtualization, ensuring availability of applications in their virtual environments is critical. Since its initial launch last year, Symantec ApplicationHA helped numerous customers quickly and automatically recover from a wide range of application and infrastructure failures inside virtual machines.   

Symantec recently announced the latest release of Symantec ApplicationHA 6.0 for Windows. This release includes integration of Symantec ApplicationHA with Symantec Backup Exec which takes application availability to a new  level by providing another level of remediation to recover from failures in VMware virtual environments. This new feature provides virtual machine image restoration as a possible remediation mechanism if application restart and virtual machine restart both fail in recovering an application. In the event of a corrupt virtual machine or OS image, Symantec ApplicationHA coordinates with...

Theresa LaVeck | 11 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

The Storage and Availability Management 6.0 release was recently covered in the Wall Street Journal. The article focuses on 6.0 highlights, including preparing for the private cloud, Virtual Business Service, file system deduplication and compression, and tighter integration. Read the article.

Eric.Hennessey | 29 Sep 2011 | 0 comments
Things just aren't as simple as they used to be. There was a time when we could achieve nearly all of our uptime goals just by clustering our backend database servers and maybe a handful of other application servers. There was very little of that weird virtualization voodoo going on, and all our important 
applications ran on physical servers.
Well, times have changed. Not only are a larger share of our applications considered mission critical, but our service level agreement expectations are much higher and we're under pressure to virtualize more applications in order to realize greater cost savings in the data center. To further complicate things, those applications have grown more complex with more moving parts. For those of us concerned with high availability and disaster recovery, this has presented some interesting challenges.
Consider, for example, an online...
c3lsius | 28 Sep 2011 | 0 comments
  1. Anil Chakravarthy, Senior Vice President of Symantec’s Storage and Availability Management Group, will announce a major refresh of our high availability, disaster recovery and storage portfolio, including Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0 and Cluster Server 6.0, during the Keynote Day 1 at 11 a.m.
  2. Not one but two lucky attendees will walk away with €250 Apple gift card each at the Storage and Availability Management Product Vision and Strategy Forum (PVSF): Building Resilient Private Clouds on Tuesday, 4th of October, 2:30 p.m. at room 112.
  3. Play our private cloud 6.0 game by attending one of the storage and availability management sessions or visit our booth at the Symantec Solutions Centre and identify two additional attributes of our private clouds for a chance to win an iPad 2.
  4. Listen to exciting customer stories of how Amadeus, Lotus Renault F1 racing team and a big energy company were able to solve their data centre challenges using...
Big_Bear | 09 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

New Service Pack Release (SP2) for Symantec ApplicationHA 5.1 SP2 for Linux and Windows Platforms. 

Go to the SORT website for the product release notes and more information about the release.


Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT)

SORT Portal:

 SORT Patches: ...

Chaya Adatrao | 25 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

Join Symantec at vmWorld and attend the Symantec Speaking Sessions; you'll have a chance to win an iPad 2! Drawings to take place at the end of each session.


  • Going the Distance: Virtualizing Business Critical Applications John Magee, Vice President, Virtualization and Cloud Solutions, Symantec 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Business Critical Applications’ Journey to the Cloud VR Satish, Symantec VP & CTO, Product Management 3:00 pm


  • Breaking the 50% virtualized barrier: Can you get there by VMW 2012? The 3 roadblocks you need to smash through to get from here to there. Sean Regan, Director, Product Marketing 11:30 am
  • Unlocking the backup power of VMware’s vStorage API for Data Protection George Winter, Technical Product Manager 1:00 pm
Chaya Adatrao | 24 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

Are you looking for a robust solution for your application availability issues in virtualized environments? If yes, stop by our booth at VMworld and learn more about our ApplicationHA product. We are even giving away a FREE license when you sign up at our booth. Get your free license at VMworld, deploy ApplicationHA in your VMware virtual machine and make your life in the data center easy!

Lorence Galelli | 23 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

It’s that time of year again; my car needs a service to ready it for the coming winter. It’s only August and around 25°C here in the UK.  It’s amazing how quick the weather turns these days; on comes the wind and the rain and before you know it there are signs for Halloween and Christmas in the shops.  So upon the topic of servicing the car,  I mentioned in passing this morning to my partner that I should book the car in for its service and her response was “Can’t you do that yourself and save some money?”. Of course I probably could. Thinking about it for that moment, but it’s much easier for someone who knows what they are doing to do this for me. I may of course save some money if I did it myself, but saving money doesn’t always mean saving me time. Also I’m sure she was thinking of spending the savings on a pair of shoes or something else and that’s one battle I would lose.

Let’s think...