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Sanjays | 11 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

The Thailand capital Bangkok has seen the worst floods in its history. This event while unfortunate also highlights some of the problems data centers are facing and potentially making them worse. It is also a wakeup call to data center managers to rethink their storage strategies and leverage software tools such as Storage Foundation to optimize storage.

One of the constants in the data center is storage growth and the resulting spending on storage. While hard drive prices have been falling over the years, the sheer growth of storage has meant that storage costs have been ballooning out of control. The rate of growth of storage has far exceeded the rate of drop of storage prices leading to the overall growth of storage costs. 

But, all of this is about to change for the worse. The Thai floods have affected potentially 40% of the world hard disk supply creating shortages and resuling in price increases. This means that in all probability hard drive costs are going...

DLamorena | 03 Oct 2011 | 2 comments

Symantec today announced a major refresh to its Storage and Availability Management portfolio to help customers build the private cloud they want by transforming their existing infrastructure. Symantec’s high availability solutions will enable users to architect resilient private clouds with fast local or global recovery of complete business services and data replication across any distance to meet their recovery time/point objectives. Symantec can orchestrate the recovery of a business service, even if its components (various databases, application servers, and web servers) run on different operating systems or virtualization technologies. 

As more IT organizations move to the cloud, Symantec’s new storage management offerings will also help IT organizations manage and deliver elastic, resilient storage for cloud workloads by providing the ability to scale storage capacity up or down while applications remain online and reducing the storage footprint through...

c3lsius | 28 Sep 2011 | 0 comments
  1. Anil Chakravarthy, Senior Vice President of Symantec’s Storage and Availability Management Group, will announce a major refresh of our high availability, disaster recovery and storage portfolio, including Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0 and Cluster Server 6.0, during the Keynote Day 1 at 11 a.m.
  2. Not one but two lucky attendees will walk away with €250 Apple gift card each at the Storage and Availability Management Product Vision and Strategy Forum (PVSF): Building Resilient Private Clouds on Tuesday, 4th of October, 2:30 p.m. at room 112.
  3. Play our private cloud 6.0 game by attending one of the storage and availability management sessions or visit our booth at the Symantec Solutions Centre and identify two additional attributes of our private clouds for a chance to win an iPad 2.
  4. Listen to exciting customer stories of how Amadeus, Lotus Renault F1 racing team and a big energy company were able to solve their data centre challenges using...
Raissa_T | 14 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Storage Decisions - "Where IT pros go to solve the storage challenges you face NOW" is coming to New York City on Sept 19th - Sept 20th, 2011.  The event will be held at the Hilton Americas 1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019.   Come and join your fellow IT pros and stop by booth # 39 to learn how Symantec continues to be your trusted Storage partner. 

In particular, Symantec can help you address the challenges of business-critical virtualization and how you can achieve end-to-end visibility of your heterogeneous storage and host infrastructure, while increasing efficiency at each level of the storage supply chain.

  • Learn how you can report on wasted storage hosted on native or Symantec Storage Foundation systems, perform optimized thick to thin migrations, reclaim wasted storage allocations in thin provisioned arrays, and plan for...
Sanjays | 25 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

Exploding storage growth is the biggest problem faced by storage administrators and giving many a sleepless night forcing them to figure out ways to reduce storage and thus control costs. While thin hardware provides the capability to reduce storage, for the most part its storage reduction remains limited because of lack of information at the array level. Veritas Storage Foundation helps admins get the most of their thin hardware by utilizing the intelligence of the file system to make thin provisioning better.

Veritas Storage Foundation helps admins to get thin and stay thin across disparate hardware. It's Smartmove feature helps admins to move data  to thin capable hardware, while its thin reclamation feature helps them keep data growth ini control on an ongoing basis.

 In this white paper "Thin reclamation for the IBM XIV Storage System and IBM Storwize V7000 using Veritas Storage Foundation Enterprise HA" IBM", IBM...

DLamorena | 22 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

Listen to Symantec and VMware leaders, Ashish Yajnik, Symantec Product Manager & Julio Tapia, VMware Director of Alliances Marketing, as they discuss best practices for delivering a cost-effective, high-performing virtual desktop environment. Afraid that virtualization translates into scrapping your existing storage infrastructure? Learn how you can leverage your existing storage investments to rein in costs associated with virtual machine sprawl. You will also learn about how VMware View works with Symantec VirtualStore to serve up virtual desktops and provide  a comprehensive desktop management solution. Details around VirtualStore’s space-optimized snapshots will also be shared.

 

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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 | 23 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

A lot of us are bombarded with messages about the cloud and differening views and opinions on what is a cloud. I guess the National Institute of Standards and Technology  has weighed in on the topic to settle it once and for all.

Checkout their definition at : http://www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/upload/cloud-def-v15.pdf

You can also find more information about Symantec's view of the cloud at http://go.symantec.com/cloudavailability