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Crash - Data Center Down | 07 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Are you sitting down? I hope so, because this top-secret Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 knowledge bomb I’m about to drop will knock your spectacles off.

Some engineers gathered in the hallway the other day shortly after my keeper abandoned me there, presumably to go plot the destruction of another of my kind. This worked out in my favor, though, because they were filling each other in on the big news from the Worldwide Technical Symposium and Partner Tech Engage Conference, held Oct. 22-25 in Las Vegas. Why don't they invite the data centers to Vegas anymore? Curse that server who tried to reconfigure a slot machine last year.

Anyway, information surrounding the next product release is under wraps like Luke Skywalker’s lineage. I guess that makes me Darth Vader, because I’m going to tell you anyway.

You already...

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...
Arun Balakrishnan | 11 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Does your business require ultra-low latency? Or are you an existing Storage Foundation customer? Well we have some very exciting news for you!

We are teaming up with Fusion-io wherein we have optimized Storage Foundation to run faster and better on flash using Linux TRIM primitives. Now in addition to reduction in overall storage costs and improved data management you can also experience ultra-low latency performance. Check out Fusion-io’s blog here.

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...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 05 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Virtualization is the current buzz word, and IT organizations are adopting virtualization technologies and platforms at an ever-increasing rate. But virtualization has many risks that need to be addressed. These include how organizations monitor and protect applications, data and business services in the event of a failure.

To address this, Symantec today is announcing the latest version of Veritas Cluster Server. This new version of Veritas Cluster Server introduces capabilities for high availability and disaster recovery that IT organizations require for their virtual environment. The new solution will provide automatic application failover between virtual machines ensuring fast recovery in response to a wide range of failures including logical failures (for example operating system corruption) that render a virtual machine unusable.

Not only do we monitor applications running in virtual...

DLamorena | 28 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

What happens if your data center goes down? Businesses need 24/7 availability of their data and applications to keep their operations running smoothly and their customers happy.  And if they do go down, they need to recover – fast.

In this video, we 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.

What happened when this data center went down? First, it made a really...

Fahima | 23 Sep 2012 | 0 comments
We recently announced our partnership with Violin Memory. Violin's flash Memory Arrays will host Veritas Cluster File System to provide storage management optimization. To optimize storage capacity, Cluster File System provides deduplication and enables thin provisioning in the flash Memory Arrays. To better protect data stored on its flash Memory Arrays, Cluster File System technology will provide clones and snapshots. 
 
At VMworld, Ashish Yajnik from Symantec, and Narayan Venkat from Violin, chatted about the value the partnership will bring our customers. Watch it here!
Mike Reynolds PMM | 20 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

Interested is learning about data center challenges that your peers are experiencing?  Check out the Symantec 2012 State of the Data Center Report on symantec.com now!

Introduction:

The 2012 State of the Data Center report is based on input from 2,453 IT professionals at organizations in 32 countries. The survey highlights the underlying drivers of data center complexity, current impacts on the business, and the latest initiatives IT is adopting to mitigate the issues. Seventy-nine percent of survey respondents reported increasing complexity in the data center. While complexity stems from a variety of factors, respondents identify implementing an information governance strategy as the main...

Eric.Hennessey | 31 Aug 2012 | 0 comments
I had the pleasure of attending VMworld 2012 this week and had every intention of blogging daily from the venue. Suffice it to say that between working in the booth a few hours each day and meetings on the side with Symantec customers and partners, that just didn't happen. On the other hand, I did manage to spot Brent Spiner (Data from the Star Trek: The Next Generation series) at the event.
 
As I said, I spent several hours each day in the Symantec booth talking with customers (current and future!) about our new release of Veritas Cluster Server due out this Fall. This release is pretty exciting in that it has enhancements allowing users to install VCS on Windows and Linux VMware guests, providing application failover between virtual machines. This gives customers another level of protection beyond what our ApplicationHA product delivers so our customers can now select the appropriate level of availability based on service level...