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Jerry Gowen | 13 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec SAMG is hosting Gestalt IT’s Tech Field Day #8 event in Mountain View on Thurs., Sept. 15 at 1:30 pm PT where we will engage a dozen industry bloggers as well as storage trade press and provide a technical overview of our upcoming launch of Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0.

Symantec will soon announce a major refresh to its storage and availability management portfolio to help customers build the private cloud they want by leveraging their existing infrastructure.  Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0 will provide resiliency for the private cloud with its virtual business service capabilities which orchestrate, automate, and simplify the recovery of multi-tiered applications across different operating systems and virtualization platforms.  Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0 will also help IT organizations manage and deliver storage as a service—optimized for physical, virtual,...

Sanjays | 23 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

Cloud: Evolutionary or Revolutionary ?

For many the cloud has been a marketing term with no real products and just a lot of vaporware. But the cloud is finally becoming real and cloud discussions are becoming more mature. On the Gartner hype cycle the cloud is beginning to emerge from the `peak of inflated expectations` and heading to the `trough of disillusionment`  (find more information at: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/gartner_hype_cycle_2010_cloud_computing_at_the_pea.php ). With this maturity have come some real questions, Is the cloud an evolutionary or revolutionary step? Does the cloud mean 'net new' or is it just another step in the evolution of the data center?

Tell us more about your journey to the cloud, share with us how you are implementing your cloud, are you taking evolutionary or...

bgoodyear | 18 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

"The future of the datacenter has gotten really cloudy lately..."

It’s the season of IT vendor user conferences.  Wonder what the focus of the conferences is this year?  I’m sure it won’t come as a surprise that every conference has a theme around “The Cloud”.  The most interesting thing to me is that each conference has “The Solution” as well.  If you sit in these conferences for very long, you immediately figure out that you can have your cloud just by using the vendor’s products.  This “cloud in a box” solution sounds really good until you start looking inside their cloud and understand what’s really happening.  By choosing their solution, you just locked into this chosen vendor’s solutions for the cloud.  It’s the same old story: vendor lock-in with just a different name or technology.

When we think about the cloud, the whole...

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 | 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...

Jerry Gowen | 13 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

Most experts agree that moving to the cloud provides organizations with cost savings, flexibility and other efficiencies.  At the same time, CEOs and CFOs are showing concerns with moving business-critical applications to the cloud fearing complications including reliability, security, availability and performance.  Symantec recently commissioned  a survey to examine how organizations plan to use virtualization and private and hybrid clouds in their computing environments amid these conflicting views. The 2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud survey is based on more than 3,700 respondents from 35 countries worldwide.

Our intentions were to observe how organizations plan to use or are already using virtualization and cloud. The survey looked at several aspects including server, client and storage virtualization, storage-as-a-service, and hybrid/private cloud technologies. We also aimed to uncover disparities between expectations and reality of the...

Raissa_T | 10 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

At Symantec, we are always looking for ways to empower you to do more with less!  What better ways to do that than create cliff notes to quickly guide you through some Storage Foundation (SF) and Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) tasks!  Thanks to the Symantec Education team, attached are four quick reference guides!  Go ahead and use them and you will have plenty of time to make that lemonade!

 

The attached documents are: 

Veritas Storage Foundation5.1 for UNIX—Manage and Administer Commands

Veritas Storage Foundation 5.1—Install and Configure Commands

Basic VCS Commands

VCS Troubleshooting Job Aid

 

We have more exciting educational tools including classes which can be held in physical or virtual classrooms.  Visit our education site - education.symantec.com for the latest updates.

In addition, please visit our...

Sanjays | 27 May 2011 | 0 comments

Data centers the world over are struggling to address many challenges today. These challenges center on keeping costs down, reduced resources whether it be capital or people resources, increasing storage costs and demanding SLAs. For many data centers the answer is to move to a private cloud or a private cloud like model.

We at Symantec have been talking to you, our customers and have been trying to understand and address some of the challenges in implementing a private cloud. These challenges can be broadly categorized into servers, storage and cloud management. On the server side availability for business services in a heterogeneous environment is an issue, one that could potentially be very expensive. On the storage side there is a need for a 'Storage as a Service' model that works across heterogeneous storage. Finally, we need a way to tie it all together and manage it such that you have visibility in a single pane.

In this white paper, Symantec, Storage...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 26 May 2011 | 0 comments

New white paper on Veritas Cluster Server I/O Fencing! 

Here is the Executive Summary:

I/O Fencing provides protection against data corruption and can guarantee data consistency in a clustered environment. Data is the most valuable component in today’s enterprises. Having data protected and therefore consistent at all times is a number one priority.

This White Paper describes the different deployment methods and strategies available for I/O Fencing. It is designed to illustrate configuration options and provide examples where they are appropriate.

Symantec has led the way in solving the potential data corruption issues that are associated with clusters. We have developed and adopted industry standards (SCSI-3 Persistent Group Reservations [PGR]) that leverage modern disk-array controllers that integrate tightly into the overall cluster communications framework.

Go to...

AHerr | 04 May 2011 | 23 comments

Are you interested in using the latest features in Veritas Storage Foundation and Cluster Server version 6.0 before they are available? If you do, we have an excellent opportunity for you to participate and provide feedback for this release. There are four ways to participate:

1. Customers may review videos that demonstrate new 6.0 features.

2. Customers can connect to hosted VMs through SymDemo and test the features, without the need of downloading the images.

3. Customers may connect to the PM lab and test features on physical Solaris servers.

4. The last option is to download the traditional CAP binaries.

To join:

  1. Click the  'Request Membership' button on the Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 Beta Program group page.
  2. Complete the form (make sure you use your...