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Mike Reynolds PMM | 07 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

 

I hear it more and more from IT professionals, "our key 'X' application just can not go down."  As you can image, the "X" variable in the prior sentence usually stands for a key business service or application running in the data center.  It might be cusotmer or partner facing website such as an ordering or reservation system, or it might be a service that internal employees use on a regular basis to do their job and keep operations going.  Regardless, if the "X" is down, heavy costs are incurred and someone may be in trouble.  

If you are thinking about how to keep your business up and running, check out Symantec's new Business Continuity homepage called "Run Business Run."  If you have a business continuity or disaster recovery project on the table, you can use the information on this page to give you the key concepts to consider...
c3lsius | 10 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

Congratulations to our VOM Tell Your Story Contest grand prize winner, Zulfi, who is now using Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) as their official monitoring dashboard! Read more about Zulfi's experience with VOM here.

sai_mukundan | 25 Apr 2013 | 1 comment

 

Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) has added support for Fusion-io directCache through a VCS agent. Fusion’s directCache software transforms their ioMemory storage into a block-based storage cache by intelligently placing the most frequently accessed data in flash memory for increased performance. The VCS agent can check the status of directCache and enable/disable directCache for use by any application. The Fusion-io VCS agent supports the monitor, online and offline entry points. The agent supports VCS 5.1 and VCS 6.0 versions on RHEL 5 & RHEL6. For more information on the agent, please visit SORT @ https://sort.symantec.com/agents (select 'Partner agent' under Agent type) or http://support.fusionio.com.

Theresa LaVeck | 18 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

Check out the recording of our super session at Vision. Jeff Hausman discusses the importance of business continuity and how to keep your business up and running.

dennis_wenk | 12 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

Information Technology (IT) is tightly integrated with the business; it has transformed the way we do business.  Nicholas G. Carr points out his seminal Harvard Business Review article IT Doesn’t Matter that the capital investment in IT is significant; “nearly 50% of capital expenditures by American companies and more than $2 trillion a year globally are spent on IT. …no one would dispute that information technology has become the backbone of commerce.  It underpins the operations of individual companies, ties together far-flung supply chains, and, increasingly, links businesses to the customers they serve.  Hardly a dollar or euro changes hands anymore without the aid of computer systems”.   Technology is the fundamental infrastructure for the modern business.

Carr continues with; “Today, an IT disruption can paralyze a company’s ability to make products, deliver its services...

jmartin | 28 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

 

On February 20, 2013, Symantec completed another release of Symantec Operations Readiness Tool (SORT)! With SORT’s focus of improving the total customer experience for Storage Foundation and NetBackup customers, we’ve added the following Storage Foundation High Availability Solutions features and improvements to the website:

  • Support of the Storage Foundation 6.0.2 release

Visit SORT at http://sort.symantec.com to see why thousands of Symantec customers continue to gain value from the site.

 

c3lsius | 19 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

The Veritas Operations Manager team is launching a new version middle of this year, and we want you (current or new customers) to try out the beta and give us feedback. Check out the VOM and VOM Advanced 6.0 Technology Preview post on what new features you can expect and how to participate in the beta program.

Also, the VOM Tell Your Story Contest for current VOM or VOM Advanced customers has been extended to April 30, 2013. Share your experience about VOM or VOM Advanced to earn extra Symantec Connect points. Here are the contest details.

AlanTLR | 11 Feb 2013 | 1 comment

My role as a Systems Administrator and storage provisioner often results in requests for additional space, usually from an Oracle database administrator.  This often provides a challenge, as working under a very limited budget we often have to re-allocate resources.  We decided to try out Veritas Operations Manager before looking at Veritas Operations Manager Advanced.  

Using Veritas Operations Manager helps in the monitoring of the disk space and also allows one to view the tablespaces quickly of the databases, so one can tell if there's room for the Database Administrators to adjust the sizes of the tablespaces.  In most of my cases, where there is not more space available on the Oracle's filesystem and all tablespaces are full, I've been able to look at the free space of my other VXVM filesystems and re-allocate from there (Attachment 3, vomimg03...

dennis_wenk | 17 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

A principal challenge many enterprises face is identifying exposures to their complex IT infrastructures.   There are considerable business dependencies on this strategic resource and weaknesses within the IT-infrastructure may lead to serious business interruptions.   It is not enough however, to merely identify weaknesses; the impact of those weaknesses must also be clearly understood and quantified.  This is an important point because it is difficult to know how much to invest to strengthen the infrastructure unless there is a sense of the size of the risk to the organization.

IT infrastructures can fail due to a wide range of events.  These events can be as simple as a process failure or as catastrophic as a full system crash.  It is unrealistic and costly to eliminate each and every harmful event; therefore, a priority ranking based on the consequence of the event is very useful.  Ranking the potentially damaging events based on...

dennis_wenk | 17 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Oh yes you DO need to know Probability! Many of Professional and Thought-Leaders have said that ‘there is no reason to know probabilities to know that a big risk exists’ and that it should be intuitively obvious that losing a datacenter would be very bad.  So then, if the IT-infrastructure risk is so self-intuitive then value does not lie in identifying the most serious risks, these risks are self-evident. The value lies in determining the optimal ‘investment’ to mitigate the most serious risks.  In this context, optimal means to allocate the organization’s resources to those actions that will yield the best overall performance.

So even if these self-intuitive, gut feeling about the risks are right, it is not the most effective way to justify the appropriate level of investment.  The fact, this is the reason that many in IT find it difficult to provide a valid ROI for HA/DR solutions; because they fail to understand the value that...