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TonyGriffiths | 07 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions (SFHA) 6.0.4 is now available for the operating systems below:

 

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 & SP3

The Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) component additionally supports Oracle Linux 6 Update 4 (No Storage Foundation support)

 

The SFHA 6.0.4 documentation is available on SORT:

https://sort.symantec.com/documents/doc_details/sf...

 

The SFHA 6.0.4 software is available on FileConnect (Serial key required)

Use SORT notifications to receive updates on new patches and documentation.

 

cheers

tony

Hari Krishna Vemuri | 21 Oct 2013 | 1 comment

'Shared Nothing' architecture is not a new concept that is going to phase out the SAN based architecture. It’s just a precursor to the latter.

Here is a brief look at the evolution of the two architectures that would make this point obvious…

Storage Area Network

'Storage Area Network' is a dedicated network for providing access of block storage devices to a set of servers or hosts. Let’s see how this has evolved over the years...

Initially storage devices came bundled with the hosts and this posed challenges when the host had to undergo a hardware maintenance shutdown in order to add more storage. Also the number of storage devices that can be connected to the internal SCSI bus was limited. This brought in the concept of direct attached storage where the host and the storage were separate physical boxes connected by a cable (initially parallel SCSI and then Fibre Channel). The storage box was...

TonyGriffiths | 02 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

 

 

SFHA 5.1SP1RP4 is now available on SORT:

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

 

 

11 Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.1SP1PR3 Rolling Patch sfha-sol10_x64-5.1SP1PR3RP4 2013-08-21
12 Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.1SP1 Rolling Patch sfha-sol10_x64-5.1SP1RP4 2013-08-21
13 Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.1SP1PR3 Rolling Patch sfha-sol_sparc-5.1SP1PR3RP4 2013-08-21
14 Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.1SP1 Rolling Patch sfha-...
Kimberley | 04 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

More and more information is becoming readily available to companies and they are leveraging it to advance business and give consumers what they want. This practice known as “big data” has the potential to yield big opportunities, as well as its share of management headaches if not approached strategically. In the latest CIO Digest article “Big Data Without Big Headaches,” Symantec lays out three basic strategies that IT leaders should consider when leveraging big data. Getting the strategies right will enable companies to make effective decisions and realize the business value of big data. But get them wrong, you can end up with incomplete information and introduce a New Coke. With these data-driven strategies in place, companies like Asia Pacific Telecom, Telefonica de Espana, and Teradata have seen results in both financial and operational performance. Indeed, embracing big data doesn’t have to come with big headaches. To get more in-depth...

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.

Kimberley | 03 Apr 2013 | 1 comment

 

SUNY’s Upstate Medical University is both a medical center and education institution. With a goal to improve its community through education, patient care, and research, the medical center’s 8,900 employees rely on an electronic medical record (EMR) system that helps manage and streamline patient records. With an EMR system in place, a solution that helps maintain an extremely high level of availability is imperative. To facilitate this, SUNY Upstate Medical University turned to Symantec. In the 16 months since deploying the high availability solution from Symantec, SUNY reports 99.9994% availability. Additional results include performing automated failover in less than one minute, reducing time to detect failure of a host system by up to 95 percent, and reducing time to apply operating system patches by up to 92 percent. To read more about how Symantec’s high availability solutions are helping SUNY Upstate Medical University, check out this customer...

nick.kenny | 28 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

 

Windows 8 has been released... OK, so I'm not actually that excited about Windows 8 (I'm a Mac user and I like my screen sharp and finger print free).  But as usual it was accompanied by a new version of Microsoft's server OS - 2012 and that does excite me.
 
Yes 2012 has got a load of new functionality, but these 'cool new features' aren't the interesting bits, it's what's been in there for a while that's really exciting.  There are a few components in Windows 2012 that have hit version 3.0 and that's a big deal, one of those is Hyper-V.  What this really means is Microsoft's hypervisor platform has passed a milestone in maturity.  Typically when Microsoft brings a new technology to market it takes a few versions of fine tuning to really hit the mark.  During this time, some early adopters will use it for production workloads, but the majority of large enterprises will...
Steve_Grimwood | 26 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

As in my series of blogs around Storage Optimization there is a commonality about the recognition of the
"data explosion" conundrum, and how this is a placing an extra burden on an already stretched IT storage team.

I've covered off how Symantec’s Thin Provisioning, Compression and Dedupe technologies can assist
with the ever expanding storage paradigm, now it’s time to change tack.
Today’s post targets getting the best value from storage, and in particular, using the appropriate tier of storage
and specifically Symantec’s SmartTier.

So what Symantec S/W are we talking about? - as ever, Storage Foundation.
SmartTier can offer better data placement on the correct tier of storage and reduce the cost of storage ownership.

What is Tiering ?
Simply put, tiering is selecting the correct tier of Storage for data to reside on, by aligning the data
classification with the appropriate...

Steve_Grimwood | 25 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

As in my first blog 'Thin Provisioning - How Symantec Can Help' we recognise the "data explosion" as fact rather
than fable and as before is set to continue for the foreseeable future.  Projected growth rates are inexact
however all are in agreement that data creation and retention is on the rise, placing further demand on an
already stretched IT storage team.

Again most customers I speak with are investigating some form of data/storage optimization. 
Often the largest spend of the IT budget is storage, and of course CSO’s and CTO being tasked with reducing this.
Solutions available vary from something as simple as  migrating data from tier 1 storage to adopting newer
technologies such as, SSD’s, Thin Provisioning, along with known technologies such as  compression, dedupe,
the list goes on….

Today’s blog will be targeting space utilization and more...

Steve_Grimwood | 25 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

Today we recognise the "data explosion" as fact rather than fable  (data explosion - the continued increase in the
amount of digital data created and stored) and is set to continue for the foreseeable future. 
Projected growth rates are inexact and vary between analysts, however all are in agreement that data creation and
retention is on the rise, placing further demand on an already stretched IT storage team.
 
With this in mind most customers I speak with are looking at some form of data/storage optimization. 
Typically the largest part of the IT budget is spent on storage, with CSO’s and CTO being tasked with reducing this.
Solutions available vary from something as simple as  migrating data from tier 1 storage to adopting newer
technologies such as, SSD’s, Thin Provisioning, along with known technologies such as  compression, dedupe,the
list goes on…....