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Mike Reynolds PMM | 15 Aug 2012 | 3 comments

Virtualization is everywhere, but IT organizations are still looking for ways to cut costs.  One way to do that, is to…  virtualize even more applications!  However, the easy stuff has been done.  File and print servers, cafeteria menus and the company picnic blog have been virtualized.  The next step is to move up the chain and virtualize business and mission critical applications.  But the risks of virtualization are still there.  How do I monitor and protect my application and business services in the event of a failure, or even a site wide disaster?  What happens to the performance or availability of my data when a path connecting a virtual machine to the storage fails?  These are the roadblocks that are preventing IT organizations from virtualizing more of their business critical services and applications.  The good news is Symantec can help!  

Symantec is announcing a new version of...

c3lsius | 03 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec today announced the release of Veritas Operations Manager 5.0 and Veritas Operations Manager Advanced 5.0- both of which take the next step in minimizing risk, managing complexity and maximizing storage utilization in your data center.

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Overview

Veritas Operations Manager is a storage and availability resource management platform for Veritas Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server that automates manual tasks and monitors the health of IT resources. With Veritas Operations Manager, you gain increased visibility and control when managing critical business services across virtual, physical and cloud environments.

You can discover, analyze, and forecast your storage...

CMilani | 30 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

Introducing Veritas Operations Manager 5.0 and Veritas Operations Manager Advanced 5.0

Over the past year, many technology conferences discussed about explosive data growth. If you attended some, you’ve probably seen the quote that “the growth of data is 40% to 60% over the next two years1” multiple times up on the big screen. True enough, this problem warrants a storage solution that can keep up with data growth while minimizing the risk of unexpected errors or downtime and managing diversity in the data center.

Every IT vendor is trying to tackle this problem and the other challenges that come into play in storage and availability management:

  • Increased expectations to be up and running 24x7
  • Complexity and diversity with array vendors, applications and platforms
  • Low storage utilization rate
  • Introduction of new technologies

Let’s take the example of new technologies, such as...

jmartin | 26 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

On July 26, 2012, Symantec completed another release of Symantec Operations Readiness Tool (SORT). With SORT’s focus of improving the total customer experience for NetBackup and Storage Foundation customers, we’ve added the following features and improvements to the website:

Storage Foundation High Availability Solutions:

  • Enhanced patch lookup functionality (https://sort.symantec.com/patch/patch_lookup)
  • Users can now enter a patch name in addition to a patch ID
  • New patch lookup widget on MySORT (https://mysort.symantec.com)
  • Inclusion of problem remediation commands in Risk Assessment reports
  • Ability to run Risk Assessment reports against vxexplorer data using a new SORT data collector option (VxReplay)
  • Display Oracle Linux in Product/Platform matrix (https...
Mike Reynolds PMM | 20 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

The Storage and Availability Management Group has created a few new videos on SymantecTV! These videos show our customers how Symantec is providing solutions that help them holistically recover from a disaster, improve management of storage through visibility and detailed reporting, and make their applications and data in VMware environments highly available through dynamic multi-pathing.  Here is a brief description and links to these videos:

Disaster Recovery

This Disaster Recovery video on SymantecTV explains how you can detect a fault, take action and recover applications automatically when your site goes down.

Data Insight

This Data Insight video on SymantecTV...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 18 Jul 2012 | 1 comment

Disasters happen.  In fact, according to the Munchener Ruckversicherungs-Gesellschaft, Geo Risks Research, 355 events, from floods to tornados to tsunamis and earthquakes occurred in 2011.  IT organizations need protection from such horrific events, but also those that are more common place, for instance power outages and equipment failures.  

Here are a few interesting statistics from the latest Symantec State of the Data Center report (available later this year):

  • 70% of organizations experience downtime from power failure (11.3 hours per outage)
  • 63% experience cyber attacks (52.7 hours per outage)
  • 26% conducted a power outage and failure impact assessment
  • Median downtime per outage in the last 12 months was 5 hours
  • Organizations experienced an average of 4 downtime incidents in the past 12 months

When most people hear the term "Disaster Recovery", they immediately think of data...

Jennifer Ellard | 27 Jun 2012 | 0 comments

Most data center professionals are faced with a sort of Prisoner’s Dilemma. We are constantly told to do more with fewer resources, but not to cut any corners and to keep everything up and running, and protected. In addition, we are quickly deploying cloud environments and trying to keep them highly resilient.

In order to stay competitive and meet these demands, we are quickly adopting Linux as a strategic solution to help deal with flat IT budgets with increasing costs.

The robust and flexible nature of Linux has led to it becoming the strategic platform of choice for private cloud deployments. Analyst firm IDC suggests that Linux will be one of two primary operating systems that will power public cloud infrastructure. We believe this is because of the robust nature of...

c3lsius | 22 Jun 2012 | 2 comments

Are you battling with strict yet conflicting retention requirements for your unstructured data? Do you even know who owns those files or folders in the first place? Find out how you can keep up with your organization's retention policies through this blog by DCIG.

Eric.Hennessey | 18 Jun 2012 | 0 comments

Last week, Symantec and Microsoft announced a joint effort to deliver Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). This hybrid approach will involve using Symantec Storage Foundation HA for Windows on the customer premises to provide data replication and failover management to Microsoft's Azure cloud services. This is a pretty big deal.

While our largest customers have the luxury of multiple data centers spread across a large area, most companies don't. With multiple data centers, a company can provision additional capacity in each one to host another data center's critical applications in the event of a site failure. But in the absence of additional real estate, a company's options for disaster recovery are more limited. And this is where DRaaS comes into play.

This service will allow smaller organizations to acquire virtual real estate in the form of Microsoft's...

Raissa_T | 13 Jun 2012 | 2 comments

Are you setting up Veritas Cluster Server in VMware vSphere?  Below is a technical guide to walk you through the process such as configuring Veritas Cluster Server clusters across ESX hosts and the compatibility of VCS with VMware HA. Check out the new Application Note available now.