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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...

Fahima | 21 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

Facing challenges around storage utilization and performance in virtual infrastructures? Increase in storage consumption could have a dramatic impact on your IT budget. Deploying virtual machines is not as efficient when deploying thousands. And from your end-user’s perspective, when a large number of users log into their desktops simultaneously, performance can suffer dramatically.

Symantec VirtualStore helps you fully benefit from your virtualization investments by addressing virtualization’s storage challenges. Based on Veritas Cluster File System technology, VirtualStore is built for VMware virtual machine management in the form of a highly scalable, clustered NAS solution. It allows for rapid provisioning of servers and virtual machines, and efficient, space-optimized cloning and boot-up of virtual machines, all through VMware’s management console, vCenter. It allows you to:

  • Reduce virtual desktop cost by as much as 50% as compared to...
DLamorena | 08 Nov 2010 | 2 comments

New Intelligent Monitoring Framework in Storage Foundation HA 5.1 SP1 Introduces Proactive Detection of Failed Processes for Faster Recoveries

By Jerome M. Wendt

Downtime is rarely an option for mission critical applications and while many strides have been made over the last decade to ensure uninterrupted application availability, some gaps in providing protection still remain. One of these is reducing the time it takes to detect when a failure has occurred so a recovery on a secondary server can be promptly initiated and successfully completed. It is expediting these server recoveries that the new Intelligent Monitoring Framework introduced in Storage Foundation HA 5.1 Service Pack 1 (SP1) accomplishes.

Many organizations are more than happy with the speed of failover on the clustering solution that they use to support mission critical applications as these clustering...

captainconfusion | 30 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

Veritas Storage Foundation 5.1 introduced some nice changes into the vxassist utility to support rudimentary allocation templates and volume attribute persistence.  Support for these will allow environments running SF to start regularizing some of their operations related to volume-level provisioning.  For example, you can standardize layouts of volumes created to support production databases versus development, or you can enable or disable stretch clustering based on some volume type name which could be centered on the name of an application that the volume might be created for.

These new changes are in stark contrast to the much more sophisticated ISP (Intelligent Storage Provisioning) template language that was added in 4.0 but that was dropped in 5.1.  ISP was a large scale structural change that in the end just proved too complex.  Instead, the new changes simply extend traditional vxassist functionality and syntax with rule files and the ability to...

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.

Mike Reynolds PMM | 08 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) is an ideal  tool if you require high performance, have lots of money and don’t mind complexity.  However, if you are using RAC for high availability, there is another solution that provide almost the same failover performance at a fraction of the cost.  Read this blog from Storage Switzerland to find out more.

Mike Reynolds PMM | 20 May 2010 | 0 comments

Hello Connect Users,
 
If you attended the Vision Conference last month, you learned about the latest in storage management and high availability / disaster recovery (HA/DR) technologies that Symantec is offering.  Of course, if you were on-site it is difficult to make it to all of the sessions, so we have videos available from several of the presentations that you may watch on-demand.  If you were not able to make it to Vegas, now is a great chance to see these sessions at your fingertips.  Here is a listing of the available videos: