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dennis_wenk | 24 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

Operational resilience is the economical balance between an organization’s requirements for service availability and the consequence of an interruption to that service.  The likelihood that your organization will experience a catastrophic loss from a material service interruption caused by an IT operational-problem is far greater than any service interruption being caused by some disaster or ‘black swan’ event.  So if the overarching objective is to protect our organizations from bad events that generate losses then it is time to focus our attention to creating resilient IT operations.   

We live in a technology driven world.  Every possible business processes has been automated; automated to the point where Information Technology is deeply embedded in the operating fabric of our business and the organization is now highly dependent on information technology.  IT has become a microcosm of the organization and it is used to...

dennis_wenk | 24 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

Recently some have said that the ultimate goal for Business Continuity Management (BCM) practitioners is to get “business continuity management activities out from the computer room and into the business and boardroom”.  Most likely this is the remnant from bygone era in business continuity; the notion that the computer room, or more appropriately the modern data center, should be relegated to disaster recovery (DR) activities, undeserving of serious attention for the business-oriented BCM practitioner.    Nothing could be further from the truth in today’s business-world and if our ‘best practice’ provides this type of misdirected guidance then we have completely lost touch with reality.  

Technology has transformed the way we do business and that transformation puts the data center directly into the domain of business-oriented practitioner because the data center is the largest source of operational risk in any...

bpascua | 24 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

It's clear from both talking to our customers and reading the analysts reports that cloud is here to stay. Most customers I speak with are looking at some form of cloud services in their organizations. This tends to vary from something as simple as an application being delivered through the cloud, a good example of this was recently at Symantec our HR system is now a cloud SAS service. More cutting edge applications are looking at full service provisioning from the point of IT request to the delivery of a fully functioning application/service all run through a self service engine.

This is the vision of many organizations to make the delivery of new systems seamless and self service. Cloud comes with many challenges from the Security aspects to the radical shift of IT organization needed to enable cloud services. At Symantec we have many solutions to ease this pain and make the consumption of Cloud services a safe affordable reality. Something that separates Symantec from...

Mayank Vasa | 14 Sep 2012 | 0 comments


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Maria Bledsoe | 30 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

Two weeks ago Vilolin Memeory and Symantece announced a collaboration  to deliver flash-optimized data management capabilities. Since virtually everybody in the IT industry is at VMworld, that provided the opportunity for Narayan Venkat from Violin and Ashish Yajnik from Symantec to sit down for a brief chat.

bpascua | 23 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

I spend a lot of time with customers discussing the value of using Storage Foundation. A question I get asked a lot these days is "Brian that all sounds great, but what do I need to do to install it on existing systems". This is a very good question particularly since Storage Foundation is perfect to facilitate not only server platform migrations but storage migrations also. Customers can quickly see the advantages of a solution like Storage Foundation but what are the practicalities of retrofitting it? High level there are two forms of migrations. Offline migration where filesystems are offline during the conversion process and Online. Online migrations still incur an outage at the first stage (an umount and remount of filesystems) but the conversion is done while the filesystems are mounted.  To help pull this information together I have written a short document that outlines the offline version for all the Operating Systems. There are also links to the documents...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 15 Aug 2012 | 3 comments


Virtualization is everywhere, but IT organizations are still looking for ways to cut costs.  One way to do that, is to…  virtualize even more applications!  However, the easy stuff has been done.  File and print servers, cafeteria menus and the company picnic blog have been virtualized.  The next step is to move up the chain and virtualize business and mission critical applications.  But the risks of virtualization are still there.  How do I monitor and protect my application and business services in the event of a failure, or even a site wide disaster?  What happens to the performance or availability of my data when a path connecting a virtual machine to the storage fails?  These are the roadblocks that are preventing IT organizations from virtualizing more of their business critical services and applications.  The good news is Symantec can help!  

Symantec is announcing a new version of...

Fahima | 15 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

The Violin Memory and Symantec partnership announcement this week brings together the speed of Violin Memory's Flash Array and the IP of Storage Foundation for a purpose-built, super fast, super scalable solid state software stack. 

What does this mean for you? Storage optimization at the speed of memory:

  • Snapshot mangement: high scalable and highly performant snapshot technolgy at controller level for tier 1 applications, database acceleration, virtualization intiatives as well as virtual desktop infrastructures
  • Thin provisioning capabilities: Over-allocation of storage with ease of provisioning
  • Built-in deduplication: Deduplication ratio of up to 80% for reducing storage footprint
  • Replication: Incremental replication for complete disaster recovery 

Read some of the analyst coverage: 


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Faisal Saleem | 01 Aug 2012 | 0 comments


I wanted to destroy the Diskgroup in order to create a new enviornment
In my case, the details of my enviornment is
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2
Storage Foundation: SFHA 6.0 with RP1
Hostname: cluster-pri
Disk Name: disk_0 disk_1
Diskgroup Name: DG1
Volume name: VOL
#[root@cluster-pri ~]# vxdg destroy DG1
#VxVM vxdg ERROR V-5-1-584 Disk group DG1: Some volumes in the disk group are in use
First check if volume is mounted
#[root@cluster-pri ~]# df -k
#Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used       Available      Use%     Mounted on
#/dev/sda1              39208384   8367608  28849096    ...