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Mike Reynolds PMM | 31 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

According to Forbes, 70% of organizations that were in the Fortune 1,000 ten years ago have vanished.  The natural question is why did this happen?  The simple answer is business agility.  These organizations were not able to adjust to changes in the business environment and were eventually crushed by their competitors or by changing trends in the market.  

Look at Blockbuster for example.  In 1992, Blockbuster was the largest video rental leader with over 2,800 stores worldwide and by its peak in the early 2000s, Blockbuster grew to over 10,000 stores across the globe.  Then the business environment changed.   In 1997, a startup called Netflix was launched with a completely different business model.  Instead of opening brick and mortar stores that people could rent videos from, Netflix mailed DVDs...

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Practice’ in Business Continuity (BC) no longer serves the new digital-world and organizations can’t rely on these outdated processes to reach their future objectives.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...
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...
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...