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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,...

c3lsius | 30 May 2013 | 0 comments

Despite the blistering heat in New Orleans currently, Symantec will come in full force at Microsoft TechEd next week from June 3rd to 6th. The storage management and high availability team, specifically, will have demos at the expo hall pertaining to Microsoft's Azure, Hyper-V, Server 2012 and Sharepoint solutions. To learn more about Symantec's Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows, Data Insight and Disaster Recovery as-a-Service, come stop by Symantec booth #1817.

 

 

bpascua | 21 May 2013 | 0 comments

Having worked with Clustering for nearly fifteen years I believe this still qualifies me as  a total novice. It’s a bit like saying I work with cars, if I drive formula one car I won’t have much knowledge about stock car racing.  When we talk about cluster computing it normally refers to a number of computers working in some coordinated fashion. These will typically fall into two types,  shared disk and shared nothing.

Shared disk is the most recognized architecture and as the name would suggest simply means that all storage is available to all nodes in the cluster. Examples of this could be Oracle RAC or Storage Foundation Cluster Filesystem.  In both these instances a lock manager is required to manage to the coordinated access to the data. Shared disk architecture offers the highest levels of availability. Depending on the application it can often scale very badly in true parallel shared clusters. I often see this in Oracle RAC environments...

sai_mukundan | 25 Apr 2013 | 1 comment

 

Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) has added support for Fusion-io directCache through a VCS agent. Fusion’s directCache software transforms their ioMemory storage into a block-based storage cache by intelligently placing the most frequently accessed data in flash memory for increased performance. The VCS agent can check the status of directCache and enable/disable directCache for use by any application. The Fusion-io VCS agent supports the monitor, online and offline entry points. The agent supports VCS 5.1 and VCS 6.0 versions on RHEL 5 & RHEL6. For more information on the agent, please visit SORT @ https://sort.symantec.com/agents (select 'Partner agent' under Agent type) or http://support.fusionio.com.

Theresa LaVeck | 18 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

Check out the recording of our super session at Vision. Jeff Hausman discusses the importance of business continuity and how to keep your business up and running.

Kimberley | 18 Apr 2013 | 1 comment

 

Tunisia Telecom boasts more than six million subscribers in the fixed line and mobile services industry. In order to move into a new stage of growth, the company needed to consolidate its entire information infrastructure from data protection to storage management. Symantec and EMC had jointly provided services up until that time, but only one solution was needed. After evaluating each, Symantec was selected as the sole provider. The integrated solution is centralizing and streamlining data protection, reducing storage volumes, and automating the failover and high availability of Tunisia Telecom’s core billing application. With Symantec’s help, Tunisia Telecom is ready for the next stage in its growth. To read more about how Tunisia Telecom is using Symantec solutions, follow this link: http://bit.ly/11G7UQi   

Kimberley | 03 Apr 2013 | 1 comment

 

SUNY’s Upstate Medical University is both a medical center and education institution. With a goal to improve its community through education, patient care, and research, the medical center’s 8,900 employees rely on an electronic medical record (EMR) system that helps manage and streamline patient records. With an EMR system in place, a solution that helps maintain an extremely high level of availability is imperative. To facilitate this, SUNY Upstate Medical University turned to Symantec. In the 16 months since deploying the high availability solution from Symantec, SUNY reports 99.9994% availability. Additional results include performing automated failover in less than one minute, reducing time to detect failure of a host system by up to 95 percent, and reducing time to apply operating system patches by up to 92 percent. To read more about how Symantec’s high availability solutions are helping SUNY Upstate Medical University, check out this customer...