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Storage and Availability Management

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Rick Stallcop | 26 Oct 2009 | 0 comments
Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0.1 on HP-UX 11i v3 is now available
The product documentation is available at http://sfdoccentral.symantec.com
 
The Late Breaking News is available at http://support.veritas.com/docs/331560
 
Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 RU3 for IBM Power on Linux is now Available
Rishi Manocha | 15 Oct 2009 | 1 comment

In this YouTube whiteboard video, Michael Haag at 3Par discusses how Thin Reclamation technology from Symantec and 3Par enables customers to get thin, but also to stay thin over the life of their applications and storage systems.

To learn more, read the...

Rishi Manocha | 26 Aug 2009 | 3 comments

Storage Foundation Manager 2.1 is now available, and here's your one-stop spot for short how-to screencasts to get up and running fast, download info, and links to technical documentation and discussion forums.

What's New?

Storage Foundation Manager 2.1 is a cross platform release, and includes updates to the Central Server on Linux, Solaris and Windows, as well as updates to Managed Hosts on all platforms. The 2.1 release includes the following new features:

  • Health Check now supports Windows hosts (in addition to Unix hosts)
  • License Deployment Reporter (LDR) now supports Windows hosts (in addition to Unix hosts)
  • Support for MS SQL and Exchange for Windows
  • Better Oracle discovery
  • Native Managed host for IA64 on Windows
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes
  • Enhanced Converged Agent support (partnering with CommandCentral)
  • Seamless upgrade support for SFM 2.0...
phil samg | 26 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Storage capacity management obviously drives CapEx expenditures. However, capacity management also ripples through the rest of storage infrastructure cost profile. Capacity impacts software license costs, maintenance costs as well as power/cooling and floor space costs. Thus, capacity management is the #1 thing that any IT organization can do for cost containment. Here is a related post with four steps that you can take to control capacity: storagenerve.com/2009/08/24/taming-the-storage-budget-beast/ .

Rishi Manocha | 20 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Symantec recently announced the release of Veritas Storage Foundation for Sybase ASE CE 5.0. Sybase ASE Cluster Edition (ASE CE) uses a shared-disk architecture designed to support up to 32 ASE server instances that simultaneously access a SAN.

Based on core Veritas technology, which has 15+ years of customer successes and hundreds of production customers in Sybase environments, Veritas Storage Foundation for Sybase ASE CE combines the strengths of Sybase ASE CE with the robust storage management and high availability capabilities of Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server to implement robust, manageable, and scalable Sybase shared disk clusters. The integrated solution uses the same infrastructure software across an enterprise data center and enables shared cluster management with Sybase for database and application, offering benefits in the areas of Storage Management, High Availability and High Performance.

To learn more, view the joint...

phil samg | 22 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

Major changes in the health care industry are almost certain as organizations drive toward greater electronic records management (EMR) efficiency and regulatory mandates loom on the horizon. Two counter-trends exist: a need to invest in infrastructure to meet the changes as well as the need to reduce long-term costs in the face of price pressure.

Symantec recently engaged Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Analyst of Storageio, to examine the file serving requirements of healthcare organizations and the suitability of Storage Foundation Scalable File Server to meet those needs. In his findings, Schulz emphasized flexibility to meet unforeseen needs, performance to serve the large files that medical images create and “pay as you grow” affordability. To read the full report, go to Veritas Storage Foundation Scalable File Server (SFS)...

Jerry Gowen | 09 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

IDC released its quarterly Storage Software Report yesterday, showing the market has experienced its first year-over-year decline in more than five years. And while most companies experienced a decline in revenue, Symantec was the only company that actually broke the trend and demonstrated growth during this same time period -- narrowing EMC’s market share in Overall Storage Software.

Part of Symantec’s success is due to its innovative storage and data protection software portfolio that helps organizations utilize current storage resources and ultimately save money.

The report shows the following about Symantec:

Symantec has narrowed EMC’s overall market share lead in Overall Storage Software (Symantec is number one among pure-play software providers)
Symantec continues to dominate market share in the Data Protection and File System categories over EMC and IBM, among others.
Symantec extends its market share lead over EMC in...

Kimberley | 09 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

Here's a product release notice provided from Symantec Tech Support.

Products: Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 Release Update 1 (RU1) for SLES 11 Linux
OS Version: SLES 11
General Availability Date: 6/5/2009
Product Description:
The Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 RU1 release is based on 5.0 MP3 RP2 and includes support for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11. All issues in RU1 are cumulative since the 5.0 release. However, Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2, Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle, and Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System RAC are not available in the Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 RU1 release because Oracle and DB2 have not yet provided support for databases on SLES 11. Additionally, there is no support for Xen kernel on SLES11 in the RU1 release.

Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 RU1 for...

nicole_kim | 29 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Check out Going from ‘Fat’ to ‘Thin’ Isn’t an Automatic in the Virtual World Either, the latest blog on thin provisioning by DCIG lead analyst Jerome Wendt. He breaks down the various scenarios for when the benefits of thin provisioning are easily realized and when it is not so readily recognized, as there can be issues with deployment and utilization in certain circumstances. He discusses how Veritas Storage Foundation’s SmartMove feature can help larger enterprises maximize their thin provisioning investment.

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.

phil samg | 20 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Data deduplication is another technology that has gained wide acceptance as a tool to streamline the backup process. Deduplication eliminates duplicate data even when such data is unrelated, greatly reducing the data multiplier effect on data.

For example, if a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation is stored on different file servers multiple times, deduplication ensures that only one copy is stored no matter how many full or incremental backups occur. Organizations may consider specialized appliances to provide backup-to-disk and deduplication functions. However, these appliances add complexity to the data center with more devices to manage and actually add capacity to the environment rather than using what already exists more efficiently.

To be continued...

Read Part 1: A State of Neglect
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