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Eric.Hennessey | 13 Apr 2012 | 4 comments

 

A couple days ago, I blogged about the related myths of complexity and unreliability regarding high availability (HA) clustering. Today I want to spend a little time on the myth that clustering is expensive.
 
Early high availability clustering was as simple as it was primitive. Shared  storage was generally limited to two nodes via dual-attached SCSI disks and  communication between nodes typically consisted of each node just pinging the other periodically to check its state. If the standby node decided the active node was dead, it would respond to that failure by firing local copies of the  failed node's startup scripts to restart applications that had been running there.
 
But SAN and NAS technologies which allowed many more nodes to share...
Eric.Hennessey | 10 Apr 2012 | 1 comment

 

In my last post I mentioned a few common misconceptions about HA clustering that I'd be debunking; namely that it's unreliable, complex, and expensive. There are others that we'll get to in later posts, but for this one I want to tackle the myths of unreliability and complexity, since they kind of go hand-in-hand.
 
The vast majority of our customers using Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) for high availability have been using it for quite some time and are completely happy with it. But we do hear from time to time from customers who say they've used HA clustering in the past - either VCS or Brand X - and stopped using it because it "broke". Frankly, this reaction baffles me. As an IT guy who's been in the business for - well, let's just say a long time, OK? - I learned early on that if something...
c3lsius | 10 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

          Source: Gartner

I'm glad to announce that Symantec is named a LEADER in the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management. We moved the needle in both execution and vision. Gartner viewed the introduction of Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) Advanced as a positive move for Symantec and applauds VOM Advanced for providing a holistic view of storage and server environments. You can view the full report here.

VOM Advanced is a premium version of Veritas Operations Manager, a comprehensive management platform that helps you optimize data center assets, ensure availability, scale operations and increase storage utilization. VOM Advanced supports agentless deployment, provides chargeback...

Eric.Hennessey | 05 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

We're making some pretty big changes in how we deliver high availability and disaster recovery, and to do that, we have to change how we look at HA & DR. But in order to do that, we first need to debunk a few myths about clustering that seem to have crept into a lot of people's heads over the years.

 

This is the first in a series of posts I'll be putting up here at Symantec Connect over the coming week or so in which I'll lay out some common misconceptions of HA clustering and explain why they're wrong. Here's an example of what some people believe about clustering and which I'll refute over the coming days:
  • Clustering is unreliable
  • Clustering is too complex
  • Clustering is expensive
Sure, like any other myth these have their origins in someone's actual experience, but just like the mythology...
Theresa LaVeck | 13 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Discover the power of the Storage and Availability Track at Symantec Vision 2012. It’s a unique opportunity for storage and server IT professionals to spend time with other users, and spend time with our top technical experts through one-on-one meetings, technical sessions, product deep dives and hands-on labs covering relevant topics like:

  • Multi-tier application recovery
  • Disaster Recovery automation
  • Deduplication and compression for primary storage
  • How your peers are using Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0

In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with our product managers and engineers to learn more about and influence the future direction of our storage and availability offerings. Don't forget to take advantage of the Early Bird discount by March 30, 2012.

jmartin | 07 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec's new release of Symantec Operations Readiness Tool (SORT) is synchronized with the release of NetBackup 7.5 and Storage Foundation’s release of DMP for VMWare. With SORT’s focus of improving the total customer experience for NetBackup and Storage Foundation customers, we’ve added the following features and improvements to the website:

  • A platform perspective approach to obtaining product information in SORT
  • Support for OpsCenter in NetBackup custom reports
  • The ability to navigate to key...
c3lsius | 06 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

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Symantec Data Insight helps organizations improve data governance through data owner identification and visibility into data usage and access permissions. With these insights into the data, organizations are able to manage data growth in order to reduce costs, protect the data from security risks and manage compliance.

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  • Discover inactive or orphan...
Eric.Hennessey | 14 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

 

I was fortunate enough during my many years in the military to have been assigned to fixed-base communications units, meaning it was only on rare occasions that I had to choke down those infamous MRE (meal, ready to eat) rations that the US military hands out to personnel deployed in the field. For those unfamiliar with them, an MRE is a big packet containing a full meal for one, typically with items like corned beef hash, freeze-dried fruit, crackers & jelly, and maybe an oatmeal cookie.
 
When MREs are handed out at meal time, everyone takes a look at what their particular packet contains and the inevitable trading begins: "Anyone wanna trade with me for my corned beef hash?" or "Hey! Did anybody get chicken ala king? I'll give you my tuna with noodles!" In the end, though, everyone just put Tabasco sauce on everything to make it edible, so it didn't matter what they got in the first place.
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jmartin | 21 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

We're happy to announce the release of Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT). This release fully supports the Storage Foundation 6.0 and Veritas Operations Manager 4.1 releases, and also includes many user-requested features for Storage Foundation and NetBackup products, including:

c3lsius | 05 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec today released its newest version of centralized storage management software, Veritas Operations Manager 4.1, and the premium version, Veritas Operations Manager Advanced 4.0 RU1. These releases are part of the major refresh of Symantec’s storage and availability management portfolio.

Check out what’s new in these releases:

Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

  • Manage Virtual Business Services (VBS)
    • Group service groups across clusters to create VBS
    • Ordered start and stop of VBS and underlying virtual machines
    •  Wizard driven fault management setup
  • Manage ApplicationHA
    • Configure ApplicationHA across platforms
    • Monitor status and start/stop applications inside virtual machines
    • Deep visibility into application components and their dependencies through a dependency graph
  • Patch availability notification
    • Automatic updates...