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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.

Raissa_T | 30 May 2012 | 0 comments

VMworld 2012 is around the corner - August 26-30th, 2012 (US) && October 9-11th (EMEA).  What do you want to see, hear, & learn at #VMworld 2012? Call for Papers Voting is open! Vote for your favourite topics. bit.ly/JnkmdG

Rags Srinivasan | 25 May 2012 | 1 comment

The biggest driver for adoption of Hadoop is its promise of unlocking value from an enterprise’s vast data store. Use cases that show incremental revenue from data analysis are very well publicized.  Every organization strives to achieve that and wants to leverage the power of data analytics to drive its revenues. Promises aside, Hadoop storage has severe issues that calls  into question its place in the enterprise datacenter.

  1. Increased storage and server sprawl – Hadoop cluster is built  with numerous commodity hosts, each with its own direct attached storage. Just when datacenter architects have spent considerable time and resources consolidating their datacenters and reducing footprint through server consolidation, virtualization and private cloud,  Hadoop requires them to build out a massively parallel system with hundreds or even thousands of compute nodes. Managing these numerous nodes and keeping them up to date with right...
c3lsius | 08 May 2012 | 0 comments

Unstructured data growth is exploding. According to Gartner, the growth of data is 40% to 60%, but for unstructured data in the enterprise, the growth rate can be up to 80% (2011). With this challenge in mind and after months of collaboration, NetApp and Symantec have developed Symantec Data Insight - a solution that integrates with NetApp storage systems, among others, to discover and collect data activity and permissions in unstructured data in order to improve an organization's data governance objectives. Data Insight is also integrated into Symantec Data Loss Prevention enabling organizations to discover, monitor and protect confidential information residing in CIFS and NFS file shares on NetApp storage systems.

To learn more, download the free joint-whitepaper from NetApp and Symantec entitled "...

Raissa_T | 08 May 2012 | 0 comments

Are you getting the I/O performance and availability you need from your VMware environment? Listen to this webcast to learn how Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing improves VMware ESX performance and path management; provides reporting and visibility into storage; and reduces multi-pathing hardware vendor costs.

Please visit this page for more information on Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware