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Eric.Hennessey | 10 Apr 2012 | 1 comment
In my last post I mentioned a few common misconceptions about HA clustering that I'd be debunking; namely that it's unreliable, complex, and expensive. There are others that we'll get to in later posts, but for this one I want to tackle the myths of unreliability and complexity, since they kind of go hand-in-hand.
 
The vast majority of our customers using Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) for high availability have been using it for quite some time and are completely happy with it. But we do hear from time to time from customers who say they've used HA clustering in the past - either VCS or Brand X - and stopped using it because it "broke". Frankly, this reaction baffles me. As an IT guy who's been in the business for - well, let's just say a long time, OK? - I learned early on that if something worked yesterday...
c3lsius | 10 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

          Source: Gartner

I'm glad to announce that Symantec is named a LEADER in the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management. We moved the needle in both execution and vision. Gartner viewed the introduction of Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) Advanced as a positive move for Symantec and applauds VOM Advanced for providing a holistic view of storage and server environments. You can view the full report here.

VOM Advanced is a premium version of Veritas Operations Manager, a comprehensive management platform that helps you optimize data center assets, ensure availability, scale operations and increase storage utilization. VOM Advanced supports agentless deployment, provides chargeback...

Eric.Hennessey | 05 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

We're making some pretty big changes in how we deliver high availability and disaster recovery, and to do that, we have to change how we look at HA & DR. But in order to do that, we first need to debunk a few myths about clustering that seem to have crept into a lot of people's heads over the years.

This is the first in a series of posts I'll be putting up here at Symantec Connect over the coming week or so in which I'll lay out some common misconceptions of HA clustering and explain why they're wrong. Here's an example of what some people believe about clustering and which I'll refute over the coming days:
  • Clustering is unreliable
  • Clustering is too complex
  • Clustering is expensive
Sure, like any other myth these have their origins in someone's actual experience, but just like the mythology of ancient...
Theresa LaVeck | 03 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

Before virtualizing mission-critical applications, enterprises must be confident their virtualization solution provides visibility, availability, failover and load balancing. In VMware environments, these advanced features haven't been available with VMware native multi-pathing tool. The new Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware offers the flexibility of multi-pathing to any VMware guest VM, and supports nearly 70% of storage arrays.

Read the DCIG blog from Jerome Wendt

Theresa LaVeck | 13 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Discover the power of the Storage and Availability Track at Symantec Vision 2012. It’s a unique opportunity for storage and server IT professionals to spend time with other users, and spend time with our top technical experts through one-on-one meetings, technical sessions, product deep dives and hands-on labs covering relevant topics like:

  • Multi-tier application recovery
  • Disaster Recovery automation
  • Deduplication and compression for primary storage
  • How your peers are using Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0

In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with our product managers and engineers to learn more about and influence the future direction of our storage and availability offerings. Don't forget to take advantage of the Early Bird discount by March 30, 2012.

jmartin | 07 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec's new release of Symantec Operations Readiness Tool (SORT) is synchronized with the release of NetBackup 7.5 and Storage Foundation’s release of DMP for VMWare. 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:

  • A platform perspective approach to obtaining product information in SORT
  • Support for OpsCenter in NetBackup custom reports
  • The ability to navigate to key...
c3lsius | 06 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

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What is Data Insight?

Symantec Data Insight helps organizations improve data governance through data owner identification and visibility into data usage and access permissions. With these insights into the data, organizations are able to manage data growth in order to reduce costs, protect the data from security risks and manage compliance.

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  • Discover inactive or orphan...
Theresa LaVeck | 05 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

We're pleased to announce the general availability of Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware.

Veritas™ Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware from Symantec helps you manage virtualized I/O paths through multiple algorithms and intelligent load balancing from inside the VMware environment. This deep visibility and advanced multi-pathing provides the availability and resiliency needed to confidently virtualize mission-critical applications Storage I/O performance and availability for VMware ESX attached storage improves through intelligent algorithms and load balancing for faster throughput. It increases virtual machine and application availability by rerouting I/Os to other available data paths in the event of a storage path failure and automatically restores failed paths that become healthy.

Additionally, Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware integrates into VMware vCenter to provide administrative and monitoring capability within the VMware environment, as well as...

Raissa_T | 28 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

If your company is building your own private cloud, you need all the necessary tools to ensure business continuity and reliability of the environment.  There are many challenges and questions including how to leverage your existing infrastructure, choosing which applications to migrate, and how to fully deploy.  In this IDC article, learn how Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 was built to automatically help you build and optimize your private cloud seamlessly.

S_D | 27 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows Webcast for Best Practices for Disaster Recovery and Fast Failover in virtual and physical Windows environments

With more customers running Microsoft Windows Hyper-V in their data centers, meeting uptime SLA’s as Windows applications like Microsoft Exchange and SQL scale up is critical. It is essential that you have the best high availability, automated disaster recovery plan and a cost effective solution to manage storage in your virtual environment as downtime in your clusters can be expensive from a customer satisfaction perspective and more importantly, lost revenue.

Watch Symantec’s Storage and Availability Management experts Jeffrey Armorer and Lisa Erickson give an overview of the best practices to protect business critical applications running on virtual and physical Windows servers....