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Mike Reynolds PMM | 25 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

OpenStack and Symantec

Symantec has joined the OpenStack Foundation as a corporate-level sponsor. In doing so, Symantec joins a vibrant consortium of OpenStack users, developers and other leading IT vendors including Cisco, HP, IBM, Rackspace and Red Hat, as well as many innovative emerging companies like Cloudscaling, Mirantis and Nebula that are helping shape the future of cloud computing.

On joining the consortium, Chief Operating Officer Mark Collier commented, "We are delighted to have Symantec as part of the OpenStack ecosystem.  We look forward to and welcome Symantec's contributions that leverage their expertise in critical areas including information security, availability and management, that will help advance the OpenStack cloud management platform."

What is OpenStack?

OpenStack is open source cloud management software.  It...

RyanJancaitis | 09 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

The 6.1 release of Storage Foundation High Availability introduces SmartIO which enables customers to increase application performance and reduce storage costs while maintaining availability of data and applications.

Introduction

SmartIO takes advantage of internal Solid State Storage (SSD) devices to provide an intelligent, distributed caching layer to serve more reads and writes from inside the host, effectively decoupling front-end IOPs from back-end capacity.   SmartIO allows customers to cache at the Volume (VxVM), File System (VxFS), and file level for highly granular control of application performance and utilization of the solid state device.  SmartIO utilizes advanced heuristics to maximize the effectiveness of cache population and eviction to ensure the most relevant data is stored within SmartIO’s cache areas.  SmartIO can also tie...

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.

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Joe Crooks | 04 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Didn't attend the Gartner Data Center Show? Participate virtually!  Take the same survey we were giving on the show floor. We will be compiling the results and sharing them with the world, see how you stack up against your peers.

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Arun Balakrishnan | 11 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

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

 

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Crash - Data Center Down | 01 May 2013 | 0 comments

Last time on Data Center Down, Crash detailed the meeting of several IT “Super Friends” at the 3rd Annual Red Hat Partner Conference, held in January.

Let’s first take a moment to tip our own hats to two Focus Partners who took home awards: Emergent, LLC, was named Partner of the Year for demonstrating the highest level of commitment to Red Hat through their engagement and investments. DLT Solutions was honored as Public Sector Virtualization Partner of the Year for collaborating to create exceptional growth in the virtualization ecosystem.

Now that I’ve acquainted you with my data architecture allies, I’d like to introduce the Lex Luthor of our realm: Storage.

If you’ve ever struggled to integrate paths across physical and virtual environments, suffered from downtime while upgrading applications, or lost data during migration, then you...

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 Chaos Monkey,...
Theresa LaVeck | 28 Mar 2013 | 2 comments

Vision Las Vegas is just around the corner, April 15-18. This year the Information Availability, Intelligence and Data Protection track focuses on business continuity, storage and solid state drives, and meeting service level agreements.

SLAs must be met whether you’re keeping mission-critical data centers running or serving up frosty beverages. Disasters, configuration errors, poor performance, thirsty customers…it’s an ever-changing race to keep your operation available, fast, and resilient. We’re ready to show you how to meet the challenge of delivering on service level agreements. Check out these great Vision session and activities:

Eric.Hennessey | 05 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

I speak with a lot of our customers, and a frequent topic of conversation is around virtualization. Just a few years ago, most I spoke with didn't have more than 20 to 30% of their applications virtualized. Now that figure is typically around 70% or higher, and most customers say their goal is to hit as close to 100% as they can. The common blocker to virtualizing, though, is concern over application availability.

It's for this reason that we developed our ApplicationHA solution a few years back to manage in-guest monitoring of applications and restart of the application in the event of a failure. More recently, we announced a new release of Veritas Cluster Server which allows users to create clusters of virtual machines, and failover an application to an already-running standby virtual machine.

Taneja Group has been watching the disaster recovery/business continuity space in the industry, and just recently...

Deborah_lin | 14 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Today, we are taking our relationship with Microsoft to the next level. Symantec is announcing the new Windows Server 2012 platform support release for Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows.

With the new Windows Server 2012 platform support release, Storage Foundation HA for Windows provides online storage management, full VM level automated Disaster Recovery, and Microsoft Virtual Fiber Channel support for Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012. This allows administrators to attach an array LUN directly into the Hyper-V VM and get a shared storage model within Hyper-V VM that is very similar to how they would share storage in a physical environment. Administrators can enable traditional clustering and high availability configuration and deployment in the Hyper-V guest.

Why wait? Check out what’s new in store here: http://www....