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Arun Balakrishnan | 09 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Symantec today announced the release of Storage Foundation 6.1 and Cluster Server 6.1. This release enables organizations to adopt Flash/SSD for mission-critical workloads for increased and reliable performance without compromising on availability. This release also further enhances the high-availability and disaster recovery capabilities which our customers already use.

 

New features in this release include:

  • SmartIO - Granular, online caching at the application level. With SmartIO, application architects, server administrators, and database administrators can move reads and writes inside the server. In lab tests replicating real-world use-cases, SmartIO delivers up to 400% performance improvement while reducing storage costs by 80%.
  • Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS) - Simplify SSD/Flash adoption and realize...
S_D | 24 Mar 2014 | 2 comments

April 7th, 2014: Symantec today announces a new release of Symantec Disaster Recovery Advisor, a risk monitoring and notification solution for heterogeneous high availability and disaster recovery environments.
Having a dependable business continuity plan is more important than ever in today's super competitive environment, with organizations facing potential revenue loss and customer dissatisfaction as a result of unplanned downtime. Symantec understands the need for comprehensive business continuity solutions that help minimize unplanned downtime in our customers' environments, and Disaster Recovery Advisor is a key solution that our customers rely on in their data centers.

New features included in this release:

  • User-defined role and privilege configuration - Disaster Recovery Advisor...
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 ...

RyanJancaitis | 09 Dec 2013 | 1 comment

The 6.1 release of Storage Foundation High Availability introduces SmartIO which enables customers to increase application performance and reduce storage costs while maintaining availability of data and applications.

Introduction

SmartIO takes advantage of internal Solid State Storage (SSD) devices to provide an intelligent, distributed caching layer to serve more reads and writes from inside the host, effectively decoupling front-end IOPs from back-end capacity.   SmartIO allows customers to cache at the Volume (VxVM), File System (VxFS), and file level for highly granular control of application performance and utilization of the solid state device.  SmartIO utilizes advanced heuristics to maximize the effectiveness of cache population and eviction to ensure the most relevant data is stored within SmartIO’s cache areas.  SmartIO can also tie...

Arun Balakrishnan | 05 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

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Joe Crooks | 04 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Didn't attend the Gartner Data Center Show? Participate virtually!  Take the same survey we were giving on the show floor. We will be compiling the results and sharing them with the world, see how you stack up against your peers.

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Arun Balakrishnan | 11 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

35,000 lbs. of water... 100mph winds... 3 minutes. Releasing soon!

 

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c3lsius | 30 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Today, Symantec released Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) 6.0, which brings the organization a step closer in delivering on the vision of providing complete end-to-end business continuity across the data center.

Overview

Veritas Operations Manager is a centralized operationally focused tool that enhances the management of Storage Foundation, Dynamic Multi-Pathing, Cluster Server, and ApplicationHA across different application, server, virtualization, and storage platforms. In addition to providing a complete centralized management interface for those environments, VOM discovers a wealth of detail about the adjacent configuration, including visibility into storage array configuration, the SAN connectivity and fabrics, multi-vendor virtualization and server platforms, and applications, such as MS SQL Server and Oracle Databases.

By having a wide perspective on the configuration, VOM enables customers to:

  • Minimize risk by allowing...
Carla Ewing | 18 Oct 2013 | 1 comment

Have you ever considered using the Cloud to lower your costs for Disaster Recovery? Who can really afford a separate datacenter for the exclusive use of Disaster Recovery? Symantec is pleased to announce the Beta for the forthcoming Disaster Recovery Orchestrator 6.1 (DRO).

DRO provides disaster recovery between your on-premise applications and a cloud-based DR target, achieving substantially lower costs and ensuring the integrity of more stringent SLA’s around business recovery time and point objectives (RTO, RPO).

The Beta version of DRO 6.1 focuses on:

  • Application-based replication and automated, orchestrated recovery between your premise and Microsoft Windows Azure, including takeover and failback.
  • On-premise compute independence: protect applications running in physical or in virtual environments.
  • In-Windows Azure Fire Drill to provide non-disruptive recoverability confidence DR testing.
  • In-Azure management...
S_D | 07 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Symantec is pleased to announce the new 6.2 release for Symantec™ Disaster Recovery Advisor, powered by Veritas.

Disaster Recovery Advisor (DRA) 6.2  automatically detects and reports on risks in high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) environments including storage, replication, server, database and clustering infrastructures. Disaster Recovery Advisor includes more than 5,000 out-of-the-box risk signatures that help ensure that high availability and disaster recovery plans are applied seamlessly and downtime in your environment is minimized. 

New in Disaster Recovery Advisor 6.2:

New Platform Support           
•  EMC RecoverPoint           
•  Cisco...