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bpascua | 04 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

I have been working for Symantec for more years than I care to remember. I joined through the Veritas acquisition some 6 years ago. In that time the datacenter has changed incredibly, before joining Veritas I was a systems administrator, this was long before the concept of SANs were mainstream and most UNIX systems simply had direct attached storage. I think it’s fair to say that at some point over the past 10 years the datacenter began transitioning from physical to virtual and we at Symantec were very guilty of not adapting our solutions quickly enough. We went on selling our traditional clustering and storage management tools which while they have always been best of breed weren’t necessarily a good fit in virtual environments. Thankfully due to the strength of our portfolio our product team began to reinvest into adapting our solutions specifically into the virtual space. The upshot is now although there is still much development and innovation under way we have a...

bpascua | 03 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

Storage Tiering is a fairly well known concept in IT. Like many of these technologies It can often take many years before these cool concepts make it into the mainstream. Thin provisioning is a good example of this. I remember meeting 3PAR and them going over the technology with me. Here we are 5 years later and whilst thin provisioning is now very mainstream, customers implementations vary massively from Netapps check box implementation to many customers not wanting to over provision for fear of running out of storage at all. Storage Tiering is very simply the ability to move data about between different tiers of storage presented to the same host. Hardware vendors provide this in some high end arrays where it does of course come at a high cost and you can only tier within an enclosure. Over time these technologies have improved, for a long time arrays could only tier at a lun level, meaning you had to move everything on a given lun to another higher/lower tiered lun. Technologies...

c3lsius | 22 Jun 2012 | 2 comments

Are you battling with strict yet conflicting retention requirements for your unstructured data? Do you even know who owns those files or folders in the first place? Find out how you can keep up with your organization's retention policies through this blog by DCIG.

 

TonyGriffiths | 14 Jun 2012 | 0 comments

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snayak | 08 May 2012 | 0 comments

Storage Foundation snapshots are used extensively for various routine tasks such as backup, continuous access and reporting. VERITAS File System and Volume Manager implements multiple ways of creating a snapshot of data. This presentation covers the overview and use cases of all the snapshot technologies available in VxFS and VxVM, including Storage Checkpoints, FileSnap and volume level Space Optimized snapshots. Please refer attachment for the presentation.

c3lsius | 08 May 2012 | 0 comments

Unstructured data growth is exploding. According to Gartner, the growth of data is 40% to 60%, but for unstructured data in the enterprise, the growth rate can be up to 80% (2011). With this challenge in mind and after months of collaboration, NetApp and Symantec have developed Symantec Data Insight - a solution that integrates with NetApp storage systems, among others, to discover and collect data activity and permissions in unstructured data in order to improve an organization's data governance objectives. Data Insight is also integrated into Symantec Data Loss Prevention enabling organizations to discover, monitor and protect confidential information residing in CIFS and NFS file shares on NetApp storage systems.

To learn more, download the free joint-whitepaper from NetApp and Symantec entitled "...

bpascua | 07 May 2012 | 0 comments

 

There is a strong Trend in IT towards converged infrastructures. This is really the proliferation of a number of hardware vendors.

Putting their solutions together in a rack and selling it as a complete solution of Storage, Servers and Networks. Converged Infrastructure is also closely associated with Cloud computing and subsequently has a neat segway into many organisations since cloud is very much in the top trends we see. The ability to easily deploy cloud like applications all in one box will certainly tick many of the C level execs check boxes. The problem with the one size fits all approach is that actually – one size doesn’t fit all. Taking Cloud as an example you may buy the infrastructure in one hunk but then what about the tools to manage it with? How about chargeback or showback, What about DR and what about when you want to move off the tin or no longer use that company as a strategic supplier. Most customers I talk to have the resources...

Ryan Lefevre | 02 May 2012 | 0 comments

Thank you for attending the session on "Storage Savings with Deduplication and Compression".

Attached is a PDF copy of this presentation. I hope this session helped you understand the storage saving technologies available in VERITAS Cluster File System.  If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to me or any of the CFS product managers on Symantec Connect.

Regards,
Ryan Lefevre
VxFS Engineering

Eric.Hennessey | 18 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

I've been blogging over the past couple of weeks under the theme "Everything you think you know about clustering is wrong". It's sort of a tongue-in-cheek theme, but the misconceptions I was trying to dispel are real and held by enough people that I felt they were worth addressing. But now I want to shift gears a little bit.

In my last post, I mentioned how a lot of people can't seem to break out of the late-1990s mindset of 2-node active/passive failover HA:

While large clusters meant we no longer needed two nodes for every critical application, many people's mindsets were still stuck in 1997 and they continued to view HA clustering in a 2-node, active/passive context.

To be sure, that's definitely not the case with all of our customers, especially...

Bhavin Thaker | 16 Apr 2012 | 3 comments

A big Hi to the Attendees of the SAMG Customer Forum in March 2012!

Thank you for attending my session on "Intelligent Monitoring Framework (IMF) – Smarter Availability" and rating it to be the BEST amongst all the Engineering sessions. I thoroughly enjoyed presenting this topic to you and it seems from the various feedback comments that you enjoyed my session too.

Attached is a PDF copy of my presentation for your perusal and given below is the link to the Easy IMF Plugin to make a VCS customer agent IMF enabled, that I described during the talk:

            https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/easy-imf-plugin-make-vcs-agent-imf-enabled

I hope this session helped you understand both the black-box workings of the...