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Arun Balakrishnan | 07 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

SmartIO was introduced in Storage Foundation HA 6.1. SmartIO enables data efficiency on your SSDs through I/O caching. Using SmartIO to improve efficiency, you can optimize the cost per Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS). SmartIO supports both read and write-back caching for the VxFS file systems that are mounted on VxVM volumes, in multiple caching modes and configurations. SmartIO also supports block-level read caching for applications running on VxVM volumes.

The SmartIO Blueprints for Linux and Windows give an overview of the benefits of using SmartIO technology, the underlying technology, and the essential configuration steps to configure it.

In the SmartIO Deployment Guide for Linux, multiple deployment scenarios of SmartIO and how to manage them are covered in detail.

The SmartIO assessment guide discusses how to analyze the impact of SmartIO and various performance statistics....

RyanJancaitis | 17 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

I recently ran across an article by Robin Harris of StorageMojo that took an interesting take on the long term futures of DAS and SAN.

I would recommend that you read the article, but in summation, Mr. Harris looked at the advancement of network interconnects as a key factor in the increasing adoption of DAS.  More specifically, that the price and specs of 10gbE have remained stagnant, making the extreme OPEX and CAPEX investments for network upgrades a tough proposition.  This becomes even more evident when you look at the CPU and back-plane improvements (PCIe for instance) over the past few years and couple those improvements with the relative ease in upgrading compute and internal bus against replacing an entire Edge/Core network.

This was an interesting angle that I hadn’t considered as we developed and released our DAS focused capabilities in...

ccarrero | 05 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

Version 6.1 for VOM (Veritas Operations Manager) has been released recently. This new version brings management capabilities for Cluster File System and Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS) environments. In this blog entry I will highlight how to start using VOM to manage FSS and how to create a new volume.

Before being able to manage FSS it is necessary to upgrade the Managed Host (MH) version in the cluster nodes. The reason is that CFS 6.1 comes with a package that does not include the new capabilities from VOM in order to manage FSS. You can check your MH version clicking on the Settings icon and then on Hosts. You should see the list of all Cluster Hosts managed through VOM.  If the cluster is not currently added to VOM for management then you can click on Add Host and add the nodes. The MH Version column will show what is the Managed Host...

S_D | 30 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

Think about all the things you need to do in your data center to keep the business happy. Manage multi-vendor storage arrays in your SAN, introduce and manage new SSD/Flash arrays whether in server/ in SAN/ or as DAS, support increasing storage requests from multiple cost centers without approvals to buy new storage.. and that’s only on the storage side. What about having visibility across your physical and virtual environments, managing high availability and disaster recovery scenarios including failover and testing, and finally having the ability to create reports that you can feed back to business based on their needs?

Veritas Operations Manager provides a single standard interface for solutions under the Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability suite of products. With the latest 6.1 release, Veritas Operations Manager now includes the following for your ease of use:

Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS) – Improved visibility and management for...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 28 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

It's well known that businesses are relying more and more on the delivery of services from their IT departments.  Some of these services are critical to the health of the business and they simply cannot go off-line otherwise revenue, brand reputation and employee productivity are at stake.  

Check out this webcast video that includes industry experts Gartner Research Vice President, Donna Scott andSymantec Vice President of Product Management, Doug Matthews discussing best practices to keep your business up and running. Uncover the answers to many top of mind business continuity questions including:

  • What makes a complete IT business continuity solution?
  • Are the native tools included with operating system platforms sufficient for mission-critical applications with short Recovery Time...
Arun Balakrishnan | 05 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Think you’ve seen it all? How about 35,000 lbs. of water... 100mph winds... 3 minutes. Check out DataCane.

Can't see the video? See DataCane on YouTube.

Arun Balakrishnan | 11 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

35,000 lbs. of water... 100mph winds... 3 minutes. Releasing soon!

 

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c3lsius | 30 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Today, Symantec released Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) 6.0, which brings the organization a step closer in delivering on the vision of providing complete end-to-end business continuity across the data center.

Overview

Veritas Operations Manager is a centralized operationally focused tool that enhances the management of Storage Foundation, Dynamic Multi-Pathing, Cluster Server, and ApplicationHA across different application, server, virtualization, and storage platforms. In addition to providing a complete centralized management interface for those environments, VOM discovers a wealth of detail about the adjacent configuration, including visibility into storage array configuration, the SAN connectivity and fabrics, multi-vendor virtualization and server platforms, and applications, such as MS SQL Server and Oracle Databases.

By having a wide perspective on the configuration, VOM enables customers to:

  • Minimize risk by allowing...
jmartin | 21 Jun 2013 | 3 comments

With continued focus on improving the total customer experience, we’ve added the following features and enhancements to  Symantec Operations Readiness Tool (SORT) with the 3.9 release:

Eric.Hennessey | 23 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

 

A colleague tipped me to this blog post at the Netflix Tech Blog that I found both amusing and interesting. Some months back, I was talking about disaster recovery testing with a customer, and he used the phrase "chaos monkey" to describe all the things that can go wrong in the data center in the course of testing a DR plan. Little did I know that there was actually a chunk of code named Chaos Monkey written to make things go wrong on purpose.
 
The folks at Netflix developed Chaos Monkey to randomly disable instances of their production (yikes!) application to test the service's resilience against such failures. The engineers at Netflix will occasionally turn Chaos Monkey loose in their environment to make its mischief while the engineers monitor service availability.
 
Since the development of...