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John Lanka | 27 Jan 2012 | 0 comments
As more DoD business-critical applications move to the cloud, the need for high availability becomes increasingly important—regardless of geography. Ensure your private cloud remains resilient and available.

Architecting Resilient Private Clouds

Learn how to transform your existing data center into your private cloud while ensuring it is resilient and available.

bpascua | 20 Jan 2012 | 0 comments

Solid State drives have been gaining the markets interest for the past few years. Walking Around the Storage Expo this year in Earls Court it did occur to me that this was a technology Much Thin Provisioning that was here to stay. Increasingly the variety of implementations available from true SSD arrays  to Memory Accelerators is more and more mainstream.

From the customers I speak with people are also less hung up on the technical details And are focusing more on the impact to the applications themselves. This can only mean One thing – that the IT industry is finally accepting SSD’s in all their glory are the future of storage. SSD’s  not only open the door to massive IO performance but also highlight technologies like Storage Tiering Which SSD is really an enabler for not to mention VDI which seems a sweet spot for the technology. What is clear is Solid State technologies are here to stay, what implementation becomes the market leader... Only...

c3lsius | 05 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec today released its newest version of centralized storage management software, Veritas Operations Manager 4.1, and the premium version, Veritas Operations Manager Advanced 4.0 RU1. These releases are part of the major refresh of Symantec’s storage and availability management portfolio.

Check out what’s new in these releases:

Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

  • Manage Virtual Business Services (VBS)
    • Group service groups across clusters to create VBS
    • Ordered start and stop of VBS and underlying virtual machines
    •  Wizard driven fault management setup
  • Manage ApplicationHA
    • Configure ApplicationHA across platforms
    • Monitor status and start/stop applications inside virtual machines
    • Deep visibility into application components and their dependencies through a dependency graph
  • Patch availability notification
    • Automatic updates...
Mike Reynolds PMM | 03 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

If you are interested in learning about the latest Storage Foundation and High Availability 6.0 solutions from the comfort of your own desk, Symantec is hosting a virtual event on December 8th beginning at 8:00am PST.  At the event, we will discuss how Symantec is helping customers transform their existing infrastructure into a resilient private cloud, as well as providing a deeper dive on new functionality included in Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas Operations Manager, ApplicationHA and other solutions. 

At the event you will learn how Symantec is helping IT organizations: 

  • Enable high availability and disaster recovery capabilities for entire business services
  • Provide elastic storage services based on business patterns
  • Manage the entire environment from a single console

Getting the private cloud you want from the infrastructure you've got is a different approach that you...

Sanjays | 11 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

The Thailand capital Bangkok has seen the worst floods in its history. This event while unfortunate also highlights some of the problems data centers are facing and potentially making them worse. It is also a wakeup call to data center managers to rethink their storage strategies and leverage software tools such as Storage Foundation to optimize storage.

One of the constants in the data center is storage growth and the resulting spending on storage. While hard drive prices have been falling over the years, the sheer growth of storage has meant that storage costs have been ballooning out of control. The rate of growth of storage has far exceeded the rate of drop of storage prices leading to the overall growth of storage costs. 

But, all of this is about to change for the worse. The Thai floods have affected potentially 40% of the world hard disk supply creating shortages and resuling in price increases. This means that in all probability hard drive costs are going...

ScottK | 19 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

As the January 2011 issue of CIO Digest noted, a recent Gartner survey revealed data growth was the most cited IT concern for 2011 by large enterprises. One option to reduce disk storage growth is Thin Provisioning. Thin Provisioning allocates storage as needed, yet stays completely transparent to applications. In effect, it finally brings the advantages of just-in-time inventory, pioneered by Japanese Manufacturers in the 1980s, to data centers.

But are enterprises adopting Thin Provisioning?

Figure 1 shows data from the Symantec Operations Readiness Tools website.

Figure 1: Thin Provisioning Adoption

Takeaways

  • Lots of Storage is already Thin Capable
  • Increasingly, Thin Provisioning is actually created and deployed (LUNs). It is not just an available but unused...
TonyGriffiths | 14 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

 https://sort.symantec.com/patch/latest

 

 

Product

Release type

Patch name

Release date

1

Veritas Operations Manager

Hot Fix

vom-HF040015980-03

2011-10-12

2

Veritas Operations Manager

Hot Fix

vom-HF040010970-16

2011-10-11

...
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...