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Arun Balakrishnan | 07 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

SmartIO was introduced in Storage Foundation HA 6.1. SmartIO enables data efficiency on your SSDs through I/O caching. Using SmartIO to improve efficiency, you can optimize the cost per Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS). SmartIO supports both read and write-back caching for the VxFS file systems that are mounted on VxVM volumes, in multiple caching modes and configurations. SmartIO also supports block-level read caching for applications running on VxVM volumes.

The SmartIO Blueprints for Linux and Windows give an overview of the benefits of using SmartIO technology, the underlying technology, and the essential configuration steps to configure it.

In the SmartIO Deployment Guide for Linux, multiple deployment scenarios of SmartIO and how to manage them are covered in detail.

The SmartIO assessment guide discusses how to analyze the impact of SmartIO and various performance statistics....

AbdulRasheed | 28 May 2014 | 0 comments

Is the era of storage systems (arrays) facing disruption? Do the expensive monolithic chassis sellers need to find new ways to make money? Do the investors betting on newer storage array startups need to cash in now? Although it may feel unlikely in the near term, the perfect storm may not be that far away. 

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Let us think about how storage arrays came to solve problems for IT. There were two distinct transformations in this industry:

  1. In the beginning, storage systems originated as a way to offload computing requirements for RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) from the host. In the days when hard drives had only a few gigabytes of capacity, data centers needed a purpose-built solution that had the computing power to implement RAID solutions on spinning disks. It was common to see such storage systems directly connected to servers hosting...
S_D | 24 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

April 7th 2014: Symantec today announces the release of Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows 6.1 and Symantec ApplicationHA 6.1 for Windows environments.

With Microsoft Hyper-V climbing the Gartner Magic quadrant, it is no surprise that Hyper-V has become a formidable alternative to VMware virtualization. Symantec supports our customers' move toward a software-defined world and maintains its platform-agnostic view by allowing our customers to chose the virtualization platform that fits their needs. 
The latest release of Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows and Symantec ApplicationHA is a key step in supporting our customers that run the Microsoft Hyper-V ...

Theresa LaVeck | 28 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

 

As organizations move to virtualization and the cloud, we have to adapt to increasing mixed environments: Hyper-V, Vmware, physical applications, customer applications, multiple storage vendors, cloud platforms, and more. Nearly every vendor offers a native solution that handles some aspects of disaster recovery; many are free. But nearly every data center ias a mix of technologies; and that means rolling out and managing different solutions throughout the data center. 

Our storage, high availability and disaster recovery solutions have always offered the advantage of supporting the scope of technologies and vendors in a data center--through a single console. Disaster Recovery Orchestrator, currently in beta, offers disaster recovery as a service for customers using Microsoft Azure.

For customers using Hyper-V and Azure there are some key terms and technologies to consider:

  • Recovering a VM with Microsoft's Hyper-V Recovery Manager:...
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:

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....

jmartin | 05 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

 SORT functionality is now available as a mobile application on the Apple App Store!

The SORT mobile app supports five key features from the SORT website:

  • SPVU Calculator (includes Server Tier mapping)
  • Error Code Lookup
  • Patch Lookup
  • Installation and Upgrade Checklist (Storage Foundation and NetBackup)
  • News and Alerts (Storage Foundation and NetBackup)

Go to http://sort.symantec.com/mobile to get more information and to download the app to your iPhone or iPad.

Be sure to mention the availability of this app to your coworkers!

Crash - Data Center Down | 19 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

In a departure from our regular technical content, we will be featuring a new guest blog series on Connect. Please help us in welcoming Crash - the star of the Data Center Down! video.

I went to Oracle Open World and all I did was lie on the floor for three days.

Hey now, don’t go pointing those blasters at me. You’d feel the same if just weeks ago you were forced into attempting to set your own Felix Baumgartner-style record by leaping from an 18-story building. I mustered all my strength to pass my wisdom to my second-in-command, the other data center waiting with the crew on the roof. Did you see the way opened his rack when tech specialist Fahima Zahir was around? Shameless flirt. He’s been like that since we were microchips.

Anyway, the San Francisco event made the ideal venue for my debut, although I was sorely disappointed that I didn’t have the...

Theresa LaVeck | 28 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Formula 1 championship teams relentlessly pursue excellence and never quit. Keeping your critical business services available 24x7 requires the same relentlessness from your High Availability and Disaster Recovery solution.

With Symantec Storage and Availability Management as your pit crew, our Vision EMEA 2012 sessions will keep you in the driver’s seat and help steer you to victory.

  • Learn about industry trends from Symantec, Red Hat, HP and Intel at our Power Session
  • See the latest release of Storage Foundation High Availability and get a sneak peek at our Big Data solution
  • Attend Product Deep Dives and Hands-on Labs to learn how to keep applications highly available in virtual environment, manage explosive data growth, and protect and recover mission-critical applications
  • Run the fastest lap in the Lotus Formula 1 simulator and win great...
Deepak Mohan | 10 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Watch this behind to scenes to see how Symantec put our high availability and disaster recovery technology to the ultimate test. We loaded a server rack with a multi-tier application stack including an Oracle database on Solaris and the application layer on Red Hat Enterprise Linux as primary data center. A disaster recovery site was set up on a second rack, our failover data center. The applications were clustered using Veritas Cluster Server. Veritas Replicator was set up to do data replication between the sites. And then the fun started, as we took our two "data centers" 18 stories up on a building in the heart of Silicon Valley and we dropped the primary rack off the roof. See how it seamlessly failed over to a recovery site.

Hear from Red Hat and ESG Analysts as they discuss the critical nature of high availability and disaster recovery for data centers running Linux.

For more information on high availability and disaster recovery solutions, please...