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RyanJancaitis | 31 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

With the release of Symantec Storage Foundation 6.1, Symantec Cluster File System HA enables customers to take internal storage and "share" that storage across any node in the cluster with the Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS) feature. FSS drastically reduces the OPEX associated with setting up a multi-node environment while providing the same storage management and high availability functionality assocated with SFCFS, but across all-DAS infrastructures.

The advanced FSS technology when coupled with high peformance Solid-State Drives from Intel® combine to provide:

• 4X performance @ ~80% reduction in the cost of SAN

• 90%+ Oracle® Log Writer transactions at under 1 ms

• Full availability and redundancy of internal solid-state drives

See the attached whitepaper for more details on how Symantec and Intel can bring high performance and high availibility to an all-DAS environment through...

c3lsius | 30 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

The Symantec Data Insight team is proud to announce that BNY Mellon won a prestigious industry award, the Information Security Executive (ISE) North America Project of the Year in the Commercial Category, with the use of Data Insight for their unstructured data governance project.

By implementing Data Insight, BNY Mellon’s Risk and Compliance Group was able to develop a governance process to provide security and user access certifications over high risk data stored in network shared drives, which are scrutinized by regulatory agencies, external and internal auditors. The customer was particularly delighted by the level of commitment the Symantec engineering team demonstrated throughout the implementation. The Phase 1 of the customer's project has been deemed a success, catapulting BNY Mellon to win the ISE Award. Moving forward, the customer plans to continue to showcase the value of...

TonyGriffiths | 23 Dec 2013 | 1 comment

Having used Storage Foundation for some time, I take for granted the interpreting of disk and volume sector sizes into a more human friendly format such as Gigabyte (GB) & Terabyte (TB).

 

Fundamentally disks/LUNs use a sector as the granular unit of transfer, typically this is 512 bytes on Solaris, Linux & AIX and 1024bytes on HP-UX. Whilst that is great for disks, it is not easy on the human eye i.e 1 TB = 2,147,483,648 sectors (assuming 512byte/sector) and it takes a little maths to do the conversion from sectors to GB or TB.

 

Like disks, the Volume Manager Component (VxVM) of Storage Foundation also uses sectors and in the early versions that is what you had work if displaying volume sizes in the CLI. Fortunatley in later releases, we have introduced human friendly formats in the commands to aid ease of use. Below are some examples from a Linux system showing how human friendly formats can be used in displaying volumes and disks...

dennis_wenk | 20 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

The pace of technological change and its complexity is challenging traditional business continuity paradigms.  What was once considered a ‘Best Practice’ in Business Continuity (BC) no longer serves the new digital-world and organizations can’t rely on these outdated processes to reach their future objectives.    These ‘best practices’, and the standards/guidelines which are based on these best practices are unsuitable for the modern technologically-dependent organization because they were intended to serve a different purpose within a vastly different business environment. Some might question or be puzzled by the notion that long-standing and widely-accepted best-practices could be unreliable, however, that really shouldn’t be so disturbing. After all, ‘Blood-Letting” was once a medical ‘best practice’; one that no so long ago lead to the death of our first US President.  It is time to modernize Business Continuity and align to the genuine...

TonyGriffiths | 04 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

 

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

Rank Product Release type Patch name Release date
1 Symantec File System 5.0MP2 Rolling Patch fs-hpux1123-5.0MP2RP9 2013-12-03
2 Symantec File System 6.0.1 Hot Fix fs-rhel6_x86_64-6.0.3.200 2013-11-29
3 Oracle Disk Manager 5.0MP2 Rolling Patch odm-hpux1123-5.0MP2RP3 2013-11-22
4 Symantec Data Insight 3.0.1 Rolling Patch data_insight-3.0.1RP8a ...
Kimberley | 25 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Here is October 2013's Most Popular Content in the Storage and Clustering community:

Top Viewed Content

http://www.symantec.com/connect/videos/vcs-application-failover-within-vmware-virtual-machines
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/veritas-disk-group-disabled
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-check-vcs-version-and-update
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/sfha-solutions-601-using-veritas-cluster-server-simulator
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-find-lun-size-veritas-commands
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/remove-lun-solaris-10
http://www.symantec.com/connect/storage-management/downloads
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-delete-volume-veritas
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/new-release-announcing-symantec-disaster-recovery-advisor-62
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/veritas...
M.Pozzi | 09 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

As Symantec parther I had the opportunity to examine in depth the beneficts of adopting Veritas Cached ODM.

I tested it on differents landscapes with differents OS, DB sizes and workloads.

With an important support of DBAs in the analysis phase we enabled and configured it on a VLDB part of the billing process of a <55 "Fortune Global 500 2013" Company.

The archivments obtained were great, check the attached doc if you are interested in.

Regards

Marco

 

 

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...