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Eric.Hennessey | 14 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

 

I was fortunate enough during my many years in the military to have been assigned to fixed-base communications units, meaning it was only on rare occasions that I had to choke down those infamous MRE (meal, ready to eat) rations that the US military hands out to personnel deployed in the field. For those unfamiliar with them, an MRE is a big packet containing a full meal for one, typically with items like corned beef hash, freeze-dried fruit, crackers & jelly, and maybe an oatmeal cookie.
 
When MREs are handed out at meal time, everyone takes a look at what their particular packet contains and the inevitable trading begins: "Anyone wanna trade with me for my corned beef hash?" or "Hey! Did anybody get chicken ala king? I'll give you my tuna with noodles!" In the end, though, everyone just put Tabasco sauce on everything to make it edible, so it didn't matter what they got in the first place.
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Mike Reynolds PMM | 10 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Data is growing exponentially leading to runaway storage costs. The leading cause of this growth is the increasing amount of unstructured data generated both by individuals as well as applications. To control this growth enterprises need to use advanced technologies such as compression to reduce storage footprint while continuing to meet application SLAs. Learn how Symantec’s Veritas Storage Foundation helps customers control these costs by bringing compression to the file system.  Read the compete Primary Storage Compression with Storage Foundation solution brief now.

John Lanka | 27 Jan 2012 | 0 comments
As more DoD business-critical applications move to the cloud, the need for high availability becomes increasingly important—regardless of geography. Ensure your private cloud remains resilient and available.

Architecting Resilient Private Clouds

Learn how to transform your existing data center into your private cloud while ensuring it is resilient and available.

bpascua | 20 Jan 2012 | 0 comments

Solid State drives have been gaining the markets interest for the past few years. Walking Around the Storage Expo this year in Earls Court it did occur to me that this was a technology Much Thin Provisioning that was here to stay. Increasingly the variety of implementations available from true SSD arrays  to Memory Accelerators is more and more mainstream.

From the customers I speak with people are also less hung up on the technical details And are focusing more on the impact to the applications themselves. This can only mean One thing – that the IT industry is finally accepting SSD’s in all their glory are the future of storage. SSD’s  not only open the door to massive IO performance but also highlight technologies like Storage Tiering Which SSD is really an enabler for not to mention VDI which seems a sweet spot for the technology. What is clear is Solid State technologies are here to stay, what implementation becomes the market leader... Only...

bpascua | 11 Jan 2012 | 0 comments

Increasingly we hear more and more that IT departments are being expected to do more with less. This translates to more projects and initiatives that require the same levels of service that the business has come to expect with budget looking very much the same as in the previous years. This divergence is causing customers to look at new ways of making their data centers more efficient. Generally speaking IT managers don’t want to “save” money, they are after all looking to grow their business and their infrastructure and delivery capabilities. However our customers are looking at initiatives to drive their efficiency up while maintain high levels to their business.

Symantec (formerly VERITAS) is a key vendor to 99% of the fortune 500 their data centre portfolio. The broad base of solutions has meant that Symantec really can offer customers a vendor independent view of the data centre without any reliance on any particular flavour of hardware. A major new...

ScottK | 15 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

First, thanks to those who wrote me, both online and offline, about my last post on the distribution of cluster node counts. As a follow-up, here’s a look at cluster asymmetry – that is, how often a cluster’s nodes are not identical. This is a non-academic question, since we’re in the process of adding new servers to SORT’s cluster. It’s been a few years since our last hardware refresh, so our server model is no longer available, plus all newer models come with more CPU and memory than our current boxes.

So, I looked at how often we see asymmetric clusters among configurations customers have uploaded to SORT:

As shown above, a third of the clusters showed any kind of asymmetry. Memory was the most common. A careful review of the graph shows ‘Any’ is less than the sum of the other categories. In...

c3lsius | 05 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec today released its newest version of centralized storage management software, Veritas Operations Manager 4.1, and the premium version, Veritas Operations Manager Advanced 4.0 RU1. These releases are part of the major refresh of Symantec’s storage and availability management portfolio.

Check out what’s new in these releases:

Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

  • Manage Virtual Business Services (VBS)
    • Group service groups across clusters to create VBS
    • Ordered start and stop of VBS and underlying virtual machines
    •  Wizard driven fault management setup
  • Manage ApplicationHA
    • Configure ApplicationHA across platforms
    • Monitor status and start/stop applications inside virtual machines
    • Deep visibility into application components and their dependencies through a dependency graph
  • Patch availability notification
    • Automatic updates...
Mike Reynolds PMM | 03 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

If you are interested in learning about the latest Storage Foundation and High Availability 6.0 solutions from the comfort of your own desk, Symantec is hosting a virtual event on December 8th beginning at 8:00am PST.  At the event, we will discuss how Symantec is helping customers transform their existing infrastructure into a resilient private cloud, as well as providing a deeper dive on new functionality included in Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas Operations Manager, ApplicationHA and other solutions. 

At the event you will learn how Symantec is helping IT organizations: 

  • Enable high availability and disaster recovery capabilities for entire business services
  • Provide elastic storage services based on business patterns
  • Manage the entire environment from a single console

Getting the private cloud you want from the infrastructure you've got is a different approach that you...

AHerr | 23 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

The introduction of a new release of SFHA is always met with the question of what has changed in this release?

The goal of this document is to explain what has changed in the different areas of the product.

It conveniently groups the changes in the areas where they are implemented.

We have also broken out our major features introduced within this release into a section in the beginning of the document in case you are just interested in learning more about the Storage Foundation File Compression and Data Deduplication, VCS Virtual Business Services or Symantec ApplicationHA.

This document does not have information on feature implementation but does point out which document to consult for more information.

Additional product documentation is available  at https://sort.symantec.com/documents

Sanjays | 11 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

Data center leaders are constantly being bombarded with marketing blitz on how they can reach the clouds by buying new infrastructure, but the reality is closer to ground. At Symantec we believe that the private cloud is more of a transformation of your existing data center rather than a rip and replace.

Read confident insights article on how to get to private cloud:

http://www.symantec.com/business/resources/articles/article.jsp?aid=20110111_resilient_private_cloud