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Setu Gupta | 25 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

DCIG (Data Center Infrastructure Group Inc.) released their High Availability and Clustering Software Buyer's Guide (attached to this email) that weights, scores and ranks over 60 features on 13 different software solutions from 10 different software providers. Symantec's Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) achieved the "Best-in-Class" ranking and earned the top spot in this inaugural DCIG High Availability and Clustering Software Buyer's Guide.

VCS earned the only “Best-in-Class” ranking, and for good reason. VCS ranked “Best-in-Class” and/or “Excellent” in every single category that DCIG evaluated. Categories ranged from operating environment to management capabilities. DCIG mentioned, “Making Symantec’s achievement so impressive was that it’s in a highly competitive space where most high availability and clustering software packages only focus on a few or even only one operating...

IdaWong | 23 Jul 2013 | 3 comments

Goal

we wanted to change the paths of the vxdmp disks without reboot and outage to the existing vxfs filesystems on Solaris 10

Result

Not possible.

Reason

as long as the path is in a disk which is imported,

 cfgadm -al -o show_SCSI_LUN|grep failing 

shows the disks as failing not unusable

even though the disk is offline in format and "vxdisk path" shows the path as disabled.

What I think about this

why can't there be a command to allow us to remove the path completely in vxdmp? the issue would have been easily resolved. I can't see why this function is not provided. 

c3lsius | 19 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

We live in a time when disruption to critical IT systems can have devastating effects on the day-to-day operation of business. Whether these service interruptions come in the form of security threats, configuration errors, power outages, natural disasters, or technology upgrades, Business Continuity needs to go beyond simply protecting data or meeting Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Continuity must be maintained while embracing virtualization, cloud and other new technologies.

Tune in to the next installment of our Google+ Hangout Virtual Vision series for a more in-depth discussion from our Symantec experts, Paul Belk and Arun Balakrishnan, to learn about best practices and technologies for protecting your data wherever it resides and keeping applications highly available. You can also join in the conversation by using the hashtag #SYMChangout.

Mark your calendars:

Title:  Google+ Hangout On Air: The New Era of...

Alex Sakaguchi | 15 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

The Virtual Vision Google+ Hangout Series has been going strong for four weeks with Hangouts from NetBackup, Clearwell and Enterprise Vault and Backup Exec.

Couldn’t attend one of the previous Hangouts? Don’t worry, you can catch the recordings, view the supporting documents, or ask questions via the Google+ event pages.

Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming events throughout the rest of July and August. You can RSVP, view more details about the events and watch recordings after the events have taken place all on the Google+ event pages.

Check back here to see updates on the sessions, or follow @Symantec on Twitter, add +Symantec to your Google+ Circles or like us on Facebook for the latest...

sai_mukundan | 03 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Executive Summary

Symantec conducted a survey on IT disaster recovery and high availability and customer responses revealed the following key aspects:

   - Business Continuity market opportunity exists for a distinct product that focuses on Disaster Recovery (DR) across multiple data center sites

   - Many customers have multivendor environments and there is a market need for standardized virtualization agnostic solutions (20% of respondents)

   - Per Virtual Machine and Per CPU licensing models constitute 90% of current DR product licensing schemes

Introduction

When a disaster, natural or otherwise impacts normal operations of a business, Disaster Recovery (DR) processes kick in to ensure that services remain available. The effectiveness of a plan is measured by how long it takes the business to recover the critical services (Recovery Time Objective or RTO) and how much data is lost in the process of...

c3lsius | 25 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

Are you thinking about moving to the cloud? A few weeks ago at Microsoft TechEd 2013 in New Orleans, the Symantec storage management and availability team started to promote the upcoming release of Disaster Recovery Orchestrator, disaster recovery as a service specifically powered by Microsoft Windows Azure. If you missed the conference, you can now sign up for the beta.

Symantec Corp. | 11 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

By Shamalee Deshpande, Sr. Product Marketing Manager Information Availability Group, Symantec

The changing attitude toward virtualization in the data center from a recent Symantec sponsored survey, made one thing clear - data center professionals need to be able to do more with fewer resources.  This includes ensuring that applications are available and running smoothly, and keeping data protected – without cutting corners. 

To help customers accomplish their goals to do more with less, Symantec and Red Hat have worked closely over the past few years to give customers the confidence to achieve both the economics and flexibility of a Linux environment, while maintaining high service levels inside the data center.

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c3lsius | 10 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

Congratulations to our VOM Tell Your Story Contest grand prize winner, Zulfi, who is now using Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) as their official monitoring dashboard! Read more about Zulfi's experience with VOM here.

Kimberley | 04 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

More and more information is becoming readily available to companies and they are leveraging it to advance business and give consumers what they want. This practice known as “big data” has the potential to yield big opportunities, as well as its share of management headaches if not approached strategically. In the latest CIO Digest article “Big Data Without Big Headaches,” Symantec lays out three basic strategies that IT leaders should consider when leveraging big data. Getting the strategies right will enable companies to make effective decisions and realize the business value of big data. But get them wrong, you can end up with incomplete information and introduce a New Coke. With these data-driven strategies in place, companies like Asia Pacific Telecom, Telefonica de Espana, and Teradata have seen results in both financial and operational performance. Indeed, embracing big data doesn’t have to come with big headaches. To get more in-depth...

Alex Sakaguchi | 31 May 2013 | 0 comments

Didn't get to attend a session at Vision 2013 that you wanted to? 

Or maybe this year you didn't get to attend Vision at all?  We've decided to take some of our top non-security Vision sessions and make them available through Google+ Hangouts On Air. Topics will focus on backup and recovery, archiving and eDiscovery, and business continuity and disaster recovery.

Each session will be broadcasted free to give you an opportunity to hear about the technology from the experts, get some insight into the roadmap and futures, and get your questions answered live.

Here's what you should do:

Click on the links in the Google+ Event Page column that corresponds with a session you're interested in.  The link will provide more information about the session, including participants, the date and time of the Hangout. It will also provide information so you can RSVP to attend the event, which will...