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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.

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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...
c3lsius | 28 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

Join us at Symantec's biggest annual user conference at Vision 2011, which will be at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas between May 2nd and 5th. The Storage and Availability Management team will bring you new information about our latest products including:

  • Veritas Operations Manager 4.0 or VOM, which enables administrators to manage heterogeneous applications, server and storage environments with a single pane of glass. VOM is a free comprehensive management platform for Storage Foundation and Cluster Server environments enabling customers to maximize their investments while automating operations and therefore minimizing IT costs.  
  • Our virtualization offerings, such as VirtualStore and ApplicationHA, help companies protect applications in virtual machines and reduce the storage costs that come with going virtual.
  • FileStore, one of Symantec's hardware products, and learn more about our appliances strategy.

Don't miss our...

jmartin | 20 Jan 2011 | 1 comment

Late last year, we changed the name of Veritas Operations Services (VOS) to Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) [http://sort.symantec.com]  and we enhanced the site to help new users understand more about the available features. 

As you’ve likely seen, the main SORT webpage is geared toward educating new users about SORT features and functions. 

For previous VOS users, we suggest going directly to the MySORT page (http://mysort.symantec.com).  MySORT is the old VOS home page with a few minor changes.  You’ll see a color template difference but the old VOS functionality is still there including enhancements based on previously received feedback.

If you just want to use the tools and services, go to the MySORT page and get started (http://mysort.symantec.com).  You can generate reports for...

AHerr | 22 Nov 2010 | 3 comments

We had asked community members to submit their scripts as an example of what can be done for custom agents and other utilities.  We received a tremendous response and a great variety of custom utilities.  We had useful scripts that provided a view into the amount of space within a Disk Group another that would check the uptime of the cluster and a third that extended a windows application agent with a framework to enable additional functionality.  It was very difficult to choose the winner with such fine contributions. 

After much deliberation the winner is Custom Script: VCS uptime script by Seann Herdejurgen.  The ability to determine the uptime of an application is critical to every business.  This script enable customers to determine this information from a script....

AHerr | 23 Aug 2010 | 7 comments

Have you deployed Veritas Cluster Server to protect your business critical applications?  Did you create your own custom agent or script?  If so, let us reward you for your efforts, because Symantec and your peers want to hear from you!

To participate:

  1. Post your agent or script to the Storage and Clustering community's Downloads section, letting us know what application(s) you are protecting and providing details about how to use it, as well as attaching the agent/script file.
  2. Put 'Custom Agent/Script' in your title.
  3. That's it, you're automatically entered in the contest AND you've just earned an additional 50 Connect points for your submission!

To win:
You and your peers now have the opportunity to vote on the best entry. The iPad winner will be selected based on popular votes as well as a review by Symantec product teams. Entries must be uploaded by...

Fahima | 22 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

Check out To RAC or Not to RAC? Veritas Cluster File System Responds "No RAC Needed," the latest blog installment on failover solutions by DCIG lead analyst Jerome Wendt. Find out how the facts illustrate that Veritas CFS HA provides performance that is comparable to Oracle RAC without RAC's added cost and complexity.

Jerome Wendt is the President and Lead Analyst of DCIG Inc., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. Since founding the company in 2006, Mr. Wendt has published extensively in data storage publications and journals covering all facets of storage.

yuechang | 17 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

On May 27, 2010 at the financial analyst day, the Symantec Storage and Availability Group Senior Vice President, Anil Chakravarthy and the Information Management Group Senior Vice President Deepak Mohan, teamed up to discuss the trends in storage.  Slides of the Storage Trends Panel are available here.  The recording and full analyst day session transcripts are available here.

Fahima | 09 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

Check out Veritas CFS Proves that Fast Failover Minus High Costs, Complexity and Uncertainty is Attainable, the latest blog on failover by DCIG lead analyst Jerome Wendt as he looks at alternatives to classic high-availability solutions.

Jerome Wendt is the President and Lead Analyst of DCIG Inc., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. Since founding the company in 2006, Mr. Wendt has published extensively in data storage publications and journals covering all facets of storage.