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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...
Raissa_T | 14 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Storage Decisions - "Where IT pros go to solve the storage challenges you face NOW" is coming to New York City on Sept 19th - Sept 20th, 2011.  The event will be held at the Hilton Americas 1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019.   Come and join your fellow IT pros and stop by booth # 39 to learn how Symantec continues to be your trusted Storage partner. 

In particular, Symantec can help you address the challenges of business-critical virtualization and how you can achieve end-to-end visibility of your heterogeneous storage and host infrastructure, while increasing efficiency at each level of the storage supply chain.

  • Learn how you can report on wasted storage hosted on native or Symantec Storage Foundation systems, perform optimized thick to thin migrations, reclaim wasted storage allocations in thin provisioned arrays, and plan for...
Big_Bear | 09 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

New Product Released: Veritas Operations Manager Advance 4.0 for Windows

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

https://sort.symantec.com/public/documents/vomadv/4.0/windows/productguides/pdf/vomadvanced_notes.pdf

 

Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT)

SORT Portal: https://sort.symantec.com

SORT Patches: https://sort.symantec.com/patch/matrix

SORT Portal contains:

- Risk Assessments
- SORT Search (Error Code Lookup, Patches, Documentation, Systems, Reports)
- Detailed Reports (Product and License Usage)
- Notification Signup (SORT Notification...

Big_Bear | 09 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

New Product Release Update for CommandCentral Storage 5.2 Release Update 2 (RU2) for Windows and UNIX Platforms.

 

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

https://sort.symantec.com/public/documents/ccs/5.2ru2/windowsandunix/productguides/pdf/ccstor_notes_52RU2.pdf

Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT)

SORT Portal: https://sort.symantec.com

 SORT Patches: https://sort.symantec.com/patch/matrix

SORT Portal contains:

- Risk Assessments
- SORT Search (Error Code Lookup, Patches, Documentation, Systems, Reports)
- Detailed Reports (Product and...

Mayank Vasa | 06 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Consider the following situations:

  • Ever had the problem where you are running blind on your storage utilization? The application owner asks for more storage every month and you wonder how he is utilizing the  storage you allocated last month.
  • Ever had your CIO ask you tough questions, “What is our global storage capacity and utilization?” And you wish you had the latest consolidated report emailed to you the previous night. Or even better a live dashboard.
  • Ever wished you knew how well aligned are the strategic applications to the underlying storage? You have no idea if your mission critical application is using tier-3 or tier-1 storage without several disparate checkpoints.
  • It’s about time somebody stopped telling you how bad your storage utilization is and actually gave you an easy way to remediate this problem without any application downtime.

Enter Veritas Operation Manager Advanced 4.0!...