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Arun Balakrishnan | 11 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

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



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.


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...

Arun Balakrishnan | 15 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

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. Let us show you what our customers are doing to meet the challenge of delivering on SLAs.

The performance gap between computing devices and storage devices has been growing for several years. Currently, CPU and DRAM operations are measured in nanoseconds while hard disk drive (HDD) operations are measured in milliseconds – that is several orders of magnitude difference.  Enterprises are increasingly looking at SSD/Flash storage to help narrow this performance gap.

Join the Symantec Storage team on Wednesday, August 21 at 9:30am PT to learn about the growing reliance on SSD/Flash to optimize storage environments, discuss the benefits and risks, and examine...

Arun Balakrishnan | 25 Jul 2013 | 0 comments


DCIG (Data Center Infrastructure Group Inc.) released their High Availability and Clustering Software Buyer's Guide that weights, scores and ranks over 60 features on 13 different software solutions from 10 different software providers. Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) achieved the "Best-in-Class" ranking and earned the top spot in this inaugural DCIG High Availability and Clustering Software Buyer's Guide.

Veritas Cluster Server earned the only “Best-in-Class” ranking, and for good reason. We ranked “Best-in-Class” and/or “Excellent” in all the categories that DCIG used for evaluation. Categories included operating environment and management capabilities....

c3lsius | 19 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

We live in a time when disruption to critical IT systems can have devastating effects on the day-to-day operation of business. Whether these service interruptions come in the form of security threats, configuration errors, power outages, natural disasters, or technology upgrades, Business Continuity needs to go beyond simply protecting data or meeting Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Continuity must be maintained while embracing virtualization, cloud and other new technologies.

Tune in to the next installment of our Google+ Hangout Virtual Vision series for a more in-depth discussion from our Symantec experts, Paul Belk and Arun Balakrishnan, to learn about best practices and technologies for protecting your data wherever it resides and keeping applications highly available. You can also join in the conversation by using the hashtag #SYMChangout.

Mark your calendars:

Title:  Google+ Hangout On Air: The New Era of...

Theresa LaVeck | 16 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Welcome to the Disaster Recovery Advisor Forum!

Whatever your business, you have to stay up and running—and prepared for any outage. Disaster Recovery Advisor helps you be proactive, testing your disaster recovery plan for gaps and helping you remedy them. As more Symantec customers start using Disaster Recovery Advisor, you've requested a place where customers and Symantec experts can share best practices, ask questions, and get answers. The new Disaster Recovery Advisor Forum on Connect is the place to find and share the information you need. If you're new to the product, be sure to check out the FAQs. You can also check out additional resources and keep an eye out for new blogs, articles, and discussions. 

Visit the Disaster Recovery Advisor forum!

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: this native...
jmartin | 21 Jun 2013 | 3 comments

With continued focus on improving the total customer experience, we’ve added the following features and enhancements to  Symantec Operations Readiness Tool (SORT) with the 3.9 release: