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Jerry Gowen | 13 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

Most experts agree that moving to the cloud provides organizations with cost savings, flexibility and other efficiencies.  At the same time, CEOs and CFOs are showing concerns with moving business-critical applications to the cloud fearing complications including reliability, security, availability and performance.  Symantec recently commissioned  a survey to examine how organizations plan to use virtualization and private and hybrid clouds in their computing environments amid these conflicting views. The 2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud survey is based on more than 3,700 respondents from 35 countries worldwide.

Our intentions were to observe how organizations plan to use or are already using virtualization and cloud. The survey looked at several aspects including server, client and storage virtualization, storage-as-a-service, and hybrid/private cloud technologies. We also aimed to uncover disparities between expectations and reality of the...

Raissa_T | 10 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

At Symantec, we are always looking for ways to empower you to do more with less!  What better ways to do that than create cliff notes to quickly guide you through some Storage Foundation (SF) and Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) tasks!  Thanks to the Symantec Education team, attached are four quick reference guides!  Go ahead and use them and you will have plenty of time to make that lemonade!

 

The attached documents are: 

Veritas Storage Foundation5.1 for UNIX—Manage and Administer Commands

Veritas Storage Foundation 5.1—Install and Configure Commands

Basic VCS Commands

VCS Troubleshooting Job Aid

 

We have more exciting educational tools including classes which can be held in physical or virtual classrooms.  Visit our education site - education.symantec.com for the latest updates.

In addition, please visit our...

Sanjays | 27 May 2011 | 0 comments

Data centers the world over are struggling to address many challenges today. These challenges center on keeping costs down, reduced resources whether it be capital or people resources, increasing storage costs and demanding SLAs. For many data centers the answer is to move to a private cloud or a private cloud like model.

We at Symantec have been talking to you, our customers and have been trying to understand and address some of the challenges in implementing a private cloud. These challenges can be broadly categorized into servers, storage and cloud management. On the server side availability for business services in a heterogeneous environment is an issue, one that could potentially be very expensive. On the storage side there is a need for a 'Storage as a Service' model that works across heterogeneous storage. Finally, we need a way to tie it all together and manage it such that you have visibility in a single pane.

In this white paper, Symantec, Storage...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 26 May 2011 | 0 comments

New white paper on Veritas Cluster Server I/O Fencing! 

Here is the Executive Summary:

I/O Fencing provides protection against data corruption and can guarantee data consistency in a clustered environment. Data is the most valuable component in today’s enterprises. Having data protected and therefore consistent at all times is a number one priority.

This White Paper describes the different deployment methods and strategies available for I/O Fencing. It is designed to illustrate configuration options and provide examples where they are appropriate.

Symantec has led the way in solving the potential data corruption issues that are associated with clusters. We have developed and adopted industry standards (SCSI-3 Persistent Group Reservations [PGR]) that leverage modern disk-array controllers that integrate tightly into the overall cluster communications framework.

Go to...

AHerr | 04 May 2011 | 23 comments

Are you interested in using the latest features in Veritas Storage Foundation and Cluster Server version 6.0 before they are available? If you do, we have an excellent opportunity for you to participate and provide feedback for this release. There are four ways to participate:

1. Customers may review videos that demonstrate new 6.0 features.

2. Customers can connect to hosted VMs through SymDemo and test the features, without the need of downloading the images.

3. Customers may connect to the PM lab and test features on physical Solaris servers.

4. The last option is to download the traditional CAP binaries.

To join:

  1. Click the  'Request Membership' button on the Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 Beta Program group page.
  2. Complete the form (make sure you use your...
Sanjays | 10 Mar 2011 | 1 comment

Ballooning  storage costs? , Symantec to the rescue

Storage requirements in the data centers have been increasing dramatically over the last decade. IDC predicts annual storage system shipments will increase to 76.9 exabytes by 2014, a 49% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). At the same time  data centers are trying to figure out ways to cut costs both in terms of capital expenditure ( Capex ) needs as well as Operating costs ( Opex)  needs. These trends together put a lot of pressure on data center IT organizations , leaving them frustrated trying to figure a way out.

 

Fortunately, there is a way out: Many studies have shown the storage utilization rate is very low, averaging about 40% (“The Future of Storage Management”, Gartner February 2010). Surveys indicate that 86% of customers who already have thin capable hardware are not leveraging this capability (source: Symantec Operations Readiness Tools website at...

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...