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Ranga Rajagopalan | 12 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec is pleased to announce the General Availability of Virtual Business Services for Unix, Linux and Windows. Virtual Business Services (VBS) provides continuous high availability and reduces frequency and duration of service disruptions for multi-tier business applications running on heterogeneous OS platforms and virtualization technologies

Product Download:

VOM Virtual Business Services Availability add-on and package

Product Documentation:

Virtual Business Services – Availability User’s Guide

S_D | 07 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

A Big Thank You to our supportive community for helping Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows 6.0 win at the 2011 Windows IT Pro Editor's Best and Community Choice Awards in the High Availability/Disaster Recovery category!

Community Choice:

High Availability/Disaster Recovery; Gold:

Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability

 

Editors’ Best:

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S_D | 07 Dec 2011 | 2 comments

On Dec 5th, Symantec released its newest version of Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows that includes advanced online storage management, high availability and disaster recovery for physical and virtual Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environments.The 6.0 release is part of the major refresh of Symantec’s storage and availability management portfolio.

New Features in Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows 6.0 include:

- Fast failover of clustered shared storage
- Instantaneous fault detection of cluster resources with Intelligent Monitoring Framework environment
- Disaster Recovery Manager for Hyper-V provides wide area disaster recovery for Hyper-V virtual machines
- Online Hyper-V Virtual Machine Storage Migration
- Site-aware allocation for campus clusters
- Online volume shrink
- Embedded security services for secure cluster configuration

Key Benefits of...

c3lsius | 05 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec today released its newest version of centralized storage management software, Veritas Operations Manager 4.1, and the premium version, Veritas Operations Manager Advanced 4.0 RU1. These releases are part of the major refresh of Symantec’s storage and availability management portfolio.

Check out what’s new in these releases:

Veritas Operations Manager 4.1

  • Manage Virtual Business Services (VBS)
    • Group service groups across clusters to create VBS
    • Ordered start and stop of VBS and underlying virtual machines
    •  Wizard driven fault management setup
  • Manage ApplicationHA
    • Configure ApplicationHA across platforms
    • Monitor status and start/stop applications inside virtual machines
    • Deep visibility into application components and their dependencies through a dependency graph
  • Patch availability notification
    • Automatic updates...
Mike Reynolds PMM | 03 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

If you are interested in learning about the latest Storage Foundation and High Availability 6.0 solutions from the comfort of your own desk, Symantec is hosting a virtual event on December 8th beginning at 8:00am PST.  At the event, we will discuss how Symantec is helping customers transform their existing infrastructure into a resilient private cloud, as well as providing a deeper dive on new functionality included in Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas Operations Manager, ApplicationHA and other solutions. 

At the event you will learn how Symantec is helping IT organizations: 

  • Enable high availability and disaster recovery capabilities for entire business services
  • Provide elastic storage services based on business patterns
  • Manage the entire environment from a single console

Getting the private cloud you want from the infrastructure you've got is a different approach that you...

Sanjays | 11 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

Data center leaders are constantly being bombarded with marketing blitz on how they can reach the clouds by buying new infrastructure, but the reality is closer to ground. At Symantec we believe that the private cloud is more of a transformation of your existing data center rather than a rip and replace.

Read confident insights article on how to get to private cloud:

http://www.symantec.com/business/resources/articles/article.jsp?aid=20110111_resilient_private_cloud

Sanjays | 11 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

The Thailand capital Bangkok has seen the worst floods in its history. This event while unfortunate also highlights some of the problems data centers are facing and potentially making them worse. It is also a wakeup call to data center managers to rethink their storage strategies and leverage software tools such as Storage Foundation to optimize storage.

One of the constants in the data center is storage growth and the resulting spending on storage. While hard drive prices have been falling over the years, the sheer growth of storage has meant that storage costs have been ballooning out of control. The rate of growth of storage has far exceeded the rate of drop of storage prices leading to the overall growth of storage costs. 

But, all of this is about to change for the worse. The Thai floods have affected potentially 40% of the world hard disk supply creating shortages and resuling in price increases. This means that in all probability hard drive costs are going...

Chaya Adatrao | 09 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

As IT organizations continue to rapidly deploy virtualization, ensuring availability of applications in their virtual environments is critical. Since its initial launch last year, Symantec ApplicationHA helped numerous customers quickly and automatically recover from a wide range of application and infrastructure failures inside virtual machines.   

Symantec recently announced the latest release of Symantec ApplicationHA 6.0 for Windows. This release includes integration of Symantec ApplicationHA with Symantec Backup Exec which takes application availability to a new  level by providing another level of remediation to recover from failures in VMware virtual environments. This new feature provides virtual machine image restoration as a possible remediation mechanism if application restart and virtual machine restart both fail in recovering an application. In the event of a corrupt virtual machine or OS image, Symantec ApplicationHA coordinates with...

DLamorena | 03 Oct 2011 | 2 comments

Symantec today announced a major refresh to its Storage and Availability Management portfolio to help customers build the private cloud they want by transforming their existing infrastructure. Symantec’s high availability solutions will enable users to architect resilient private clouds with fast local or global recovery of complete business services and data replication across any distance to meet their recovery time/point objectives. Symantec can orchestrate the recovery of a business service, even if its components (various databases, application servers, and web servers) run on different operating systems or virtualization technologies. 

As more IT organizations move to the cloud, Symantec’s new storage management offerings will also help IT organizations manage and deliver elastic, resilient storage for cloud workloads by providing the ability to scale storage capacity up or down while applications remain online and reducing the storage footprint through...

Eric.Hennessey | 29 Sep 2011 | 0 comments
Things just aren't as simple as they used to be. There was a time when we could achieve nearly all of our uptime goals just by clustering our backend database servers and maybe a handful of other application servers. There was very little of that weird virtualization voodoo going on, and all our important 
applications ran on physical servers.
 
Well, times have changed. Not only are a larger share of our applications considered mission critical, but our service level agreement expectations are much higher and we're under pressure to virtualize more applications in order to realize greater cost savings in the data center. To further complicate things, those applications have grown more complex with more moving parts. For those of us concerned with high availability and disaster recovery, this has presented some interesting challenges.
 
Consider, for example, an online...