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Theresa LaVeck | 11 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

The Storage and Availability Management 6.0 release was recently covered in the Wall Street Journal. The article focuses on 6.0 highlights, including preparing for the private cloud, Virtual Business Service, file system deduplication and compression, and tighter integration. Read the article.

c3lsius | 28 Sep 2011 | 0 comments
  1. Anil Chakravarthy, Senior Vice President of Symantec’s Storage and Availability Management Group, will announce a major refresh of our high availability, disaster recovery and storage portfolio, including Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0 and Cluster Server 6.0, during the Keynote Day 1 at 11 a.m.
  2. Not one but two lucky attendees will walk away with €250 Apple gift card each at the Storage and Availability Management Product Vision and Strategy Forum (PVSF): Building Resilient Private Clouds on Tuesday, 4th of October, 2:30 p.m. at room 112.
  3. Play our private cloud 6.0 game by attending one of the storage and availability management sessions or visit our booth at the Symantec Solutions Centre and identify two additional attributes of our private clouds for a chance to win an iPad 2.
  4. Listen to exciting customer stories of how Amadeus, Lotus Renault F1 racing team and a big energy company were able to solve their data centre challenges using...
Raissa_T | 14 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Storage Decisions - "Where IT pros go to solve the storage challenges you face NOW" is coming to New York City on Sept 19th - Sept 20th, 2011.  The event will be held at the Hilton Americas 1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019.   Come and join your fellow IT pros and stop by booth # 39 to learn how Symantec continues to be your trusted Storage partner. 

In particular, Symantec can help you address the challenges of business-critical virtualization and how you can achieve end-to-end visibility of your heterogeneous storage and host infrastructure, while increasing efficiency at each level of the storage supply chain.

  • Learn how you can report on wasted storage hosted on native or Symantec Storage Foundation systems, perform optimized thick to thin migrations, reclaim wasted storage allocations in thin provisioned arrays, and plan for...
Big_Bear | 09 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

New Product Released: Veritas Operations Manager Advance 4.0 for Windows

Go to the SORT website for the product release notes and more information about the release. 

https://sort.symantec.com/public/documents/vomadv/4.0/windows/productguides/pdf/vomadvanced_notes.pdf

 

Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT)

SORT Portal: https://sort.symantec.com

SORT Patches: https://sort.symantec.com/patch/matrix

SORT Portal contains:

- Risk Assessments
- SORT Search (Error Code Lookup, Patches, Documentation, Systems, Reports)
- Detailed Reports (Product and License Usage)
- Notification Signup (SORT Notification...

Big_Bear | 09 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

New Service Pack Release (SP2) for Symantec ApplicationHA 5.1 SP2 for Linux and Windows Platforms. 

Go to the SORT website for the product release notes and more information about the release.

 https://sort.symantec.com/public/documents/appha/5.1sp2/linux/productguides/pdf/appha_release_notes_51sp2_lin.pdf

 https://sort.symantec.com/public/documents/appha/5.1sp2/windows/productguides/pdf/appha_release_notes_51sp2_win.pdf

 

Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT)

SORT Portal: https://sort.symantec.com

 SORT Patches: ...

Jerry Gowen | 22 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

By Don Angspatt, vice president of Product Management, Storage and Availability Management Group, Symantec

We are pleased to announce that Storage Foundation HA for Windows has been nominated for the “Best High Availability/Disaster Recovery Product” as part of the 2011 Windows IT Pro Community Choice Awards.

The awards have now opened up for voting and we need your help. Please take a moment to complete the survey at the Windows IT Pro URL below; and please vote for Storage Foundation HA for Windows and encourage your friends to do the same!

Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows provides an easy-to-use solution for online heterogeneous storage management. Based on the industry-leading Veritas Volume Manager, it provides a standard set of integrated tools to centrally manage explosive data growth, maximize storage hardware investments, provide data protection, and adapt to changing business...

Raissa_T | 06 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

For some organizations, the idea of virtualizing their mission critical applications is perceived to be more riskier and its advantages are not yet compelling to make the switch.  In fact, according to Symantec's latest Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey, 40% of CEOs and 42% of CFOs are reluctant to make the leap to virtualization.  Some of the cited reservations are around downtime and the lack of visibility into virtualized environments.  However, IT users can get around these challenges by making sure that they deploy virtualization tools that are suited for their particular needs. A foolproof virtualization plan can deliver cost savings, efficiency, increased productivity, high availability, disaster recovery, etc.  Recently, Dan Lamorena, Product Marketing Director within Symantec's Storage and Availability Management Group authored an article in the ...

Sanjays | 23 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

A lot of us are bombarded with messages about the cloud and differening views and opinions on what is a cloud. I guess the National Institute of Standards and Technology  has weighed in on the topic to settle it once and for all.

Checkout their definition at : http://www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/upload/cloud-def-v15.pdf

You can also find more information about Symantec's view of the cloud at http://go.symantec.com/cloudavailability

Sanjays | 16 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

Is the approach to the cloud similar to a new car purchase ? Dave Elliott, Symantec Product Marketing Manager argues that it is indeed similar, in his blog on SOAworld magazine.

 The crux of the argument is that you really need to have thought about what you are getting from the cloud, what will work for your needs as well as what is expected of it and then making sure that you are indeed making sure that it delivers.

For instance, for some smaller businesses it makes sense to use the public cloud but for many others, private cloud is the only way to go. Some enterprises have confidential data which needs to be very secure, others have requirements that mean they need control over the data. One has to consider the privacy, security and control they needs before they decide on how to approach the cloud.

In regards to car safety requirements, enterprises have similar needs for their data. Most enterprises cannot afford to lose their data or have their site...

RyanJancaitis | 14 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

 

Look back over the past 20 years and think about the size of drives you’ve purchased.  The first PC I owned ran Windows 95 and had a gigantic 512 MB hard-drive.  This machine was used primarily for writing papers, emacs based email, and ‘surfing the net’.  There was no way I could ever conceive of filling up my drive and thought I’d have the machine for years.  Then the default format for music and photos was digitized, and it quickly ran out of space.  When I bought my next PC, it had 8 times the storage, but came at a similar price.

That’s in the consumer space – where it gets interesting from the Enterprise Storage perspective.  When SANs were gaining popularity for their speed and capacities back in the early 2000’s, 10 TB SANs were enormous and only reserved for the largest and most IT aggressive customers.  In 2001, EMC Symmetrix 8000’s could be configured from 72 GB to...