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Eric.Hennessey | 03 May 2012 | 1 comment

A funny thing happened the other day when I went to one of my favorite sites to look up a word...I saw the above message, but looking at the redirect URL, it says "failover-namechangedtoprotecttheinnocent.com". Now, far be it from me to be correcting the vocabulary of a site whose stock in trade is word definitions, but in the high availability biz, that is NOT what we mean by "failover". A failover is when you have a service under HA cluster control, and in the event of a failure, that service is relocated to another server in the cluster. In its entirety.

Clearly there was some attempt made at protecting the service, otherwise my browser would have just thrown an error saying the site wasn't available. But it's just as clear that protection wasn't extended to the entire business service. We introduced Virtual Business Services to Veritas Cluster...

Theresa LaVeck | 13 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Discover the power of the Storage and Availability Track at Symantec Vision 2012. It’s a unique opportunity for storage and server IT professionals to spend time with other users, and spend time with our top technical experts through one-on-one meetings, technical sessions, product deep dives and hands-on labs covering relevant topics like:

  • Multi-tier application recovery
  • Disaster Recovery automation
  • Deduplication and compression for primary storage
  • How your peers are using Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0

In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with our product managers and engineers to learn more about and influence the future direction of our storage and availability offerings. Don't forget to take advantage of the Early Bird discount by March 30, 2012.

S_D | 27 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows Webcast for Best Practices for Disaster Recovery and Fast Failover in virtual and physical Windows environments

With more customers running Microsoft Windows Hyper-V in their data centers, meeting uptime SLA’s as Windows applications like Microsoft Exchange and SQL scale up is critical. It is essential that you have the best high availability, automated disaster recovery plan and a cost effective solution to manage storage in your virtual environment as downtime in your clusters can be expensive from a customer satisfaction perspective and more importantly, lost revenue.

Watch Symantec’s Storage and Availability Management experts Jeffrey Armorer and Lisa Erickson give an overview of the best practices to protect business critical applications running on virtual and physical Windows servers....

Eric.Hennessey | 14 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

 

I was fortunate enough during my many years in the military to have been assigned to fixed-base communications units, meaning it was only on rare occasions that I had to choke down those infamous MRE (meal, ready to eat) rations that the US military hands out to personnel deployed in the field. For those unfamiliar with them, an MRE is a big packet containing a full meal for one, typically with items like corned beef hash, freeze-dried fruit, crackers & jelly, and maybe an oatmeal cookie.
 
When MREs are handed out at meal time, everyone takes a look at what their particular packet contains and the inevitable trading begins: "Anyone wanna trade with me for my corned beef hash?" or "Hey! Did anybody get chicken ala king? I'll give you my tuna with noodles!" In the end, though, everyone just put Tabasco sauce on everything to make it edible, so it didn't matter what they got in the first place.
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S_D | 07 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

A Big Thank You to our supportive community for helping Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows 6.0 win at the 2011 Windows IT Pro Editor's Best and Community Choice Awards in the High Availability/Disaster Recovery category!

Community Choice:

High Availability/Disaster Recovery; Gold:

Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability

 

Editors’ Best:

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S_D | 07 Dec 2011 | 2 comments

On Dec 5th, Symantec released its newest version of Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows that includes advanced online storage management, high availability and disaster recovery for physical and virtual Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environments.The 6.0 release is part of the major refresh of Symantec’s storage and availability management portfolio.

New Features in Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows 6.0 include:

- Fast failover of clustered shared storage
- Instantaneous fault detection of cluster resources with Intelligent Monitoring Framework environment
- Disaster Recovery Manager for Hyper-V provides wide area disaster recovery for Hyper-V virtual machines
- Online Hyper-V Virtual Machine Storage Migration
- Site-aware allocation for campus clusters
- Online volume shrink
- Embedded security services for secure cluster configuration

Key Benefits of...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 03 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

If you are interested in learning about the latest Storage Foundation and High Availability 6.0 solutions from the comfort of your own desk, Symantec is hosting a virtual event on December 8th beginning at 8:00am PST.  At the event, we will discuss how Symantec is helping customers transform their existing infrastructure into a resilient private cloud, as well as providing a deeper dive on new functionality included in Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas Operations Manager, ApplicationHA and other solutions. 

At the event you will learn how Symantec is helping IT organizations: 

  • Enable high availability and disaster recovery capabilities for entire business services
  • Provide elastic storage services based on business patterns
  • Manage the entire environment from a single console

Getting the private cloud you want from the infrastructure you've got is a different approach that you...

Sanjays | 11 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

Data center leaders are constantly being bombarded with marketing blitz on how they can reach the clouds by buying new infrastructure, but the reality is closer to ground. At Symantec we believe that the private cloud is more of a transformation of your existing data center rather than a rip and replace.

Read confident insights article on how to get to private cloud:

http://www.symantec.com/business/resources/articles/article.jsp?aid=20110111_resilient_private_cloud

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...