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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...
c3lsius | 28 Sep 2011 | 0 comments
  1. Anil Chakravarthy, Senior Vice President of Symantec’s Storage and Availability Management Group, will announce a major refresh of our high availability, disaster recovery and storage portfolio, including Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0 and Cluster Server 6.0, during the Keynote Day 1 at 11 a.m.
  2. Not one but two lucky attendees will walk away with €250 Apple gift card each at the Storage and Availability Management Product Vision and Strategy Forum (PVSF): Building Resilient Private Clouds on Tuesday, 4th of October, 2:30 p.m. at room 112.
  3. Play our private cloud 6.0 game by attending one of the storage and availability management sessions or visit our booth at the Symantec Solutions Centre and identify two additional attributes of our private clouds for a chance to win an iPad 2.
  4. Listen to exciting customer stories of how Amadeus, Lotus Renault F1 racing team and a big energy company were able to solve their data centre challenges using...
Raissa_T | 14 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Storage Decisions - "Where IT pros go to solve the storage challenges you face NOW" is coming to New York City on Sept 19th - Sept 20th, 2011.  The event will be held at the Hilton Americas 1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019.   Come and join your fellow IT pros and stop by booth # 39 to learn how Symantec continues to be your trusted Storage partner. 

In particular, Symantec can help you address the challenges of business-critical virtualization and how you can achieve end-to-end visibility of your heterogeneous storage and host infrastructure, while increasing efficiency at each level of the storage supply chain.

  • Learn how you can report on wasted storage hosted on native or Symantec Storage Foundation systems, perform optimized thick to thin migrations, reclaim wasted storage allocations in thin provisioned arrays, and plan for...
Sanjays | 13 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Dedup in secondary storage has been popular for quite a few years and has delivered great savings in savings for backup. With Storage Foundation 6.0 now you can get the benefits of deduplication in primary storage and optimize your storage.

There have been a couple of media stories that share this excitement. Find out more at tech target:

http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/storage-soup/vmworld-notebook-symantec-prepares-storage-foundation-6-with-primary-dedupe/

and

http://searchstoragechannel.techtarget.com/news/2240080305/Thunderbolt-storage-devices-not-seen-as-an-SMB-staple

Jerry Gowen | 13 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec SAMG is hosting Gestalt IT’s Tech Field Day #8 event in Mountain View on Thurs., Sept. 15 at 1:30 pm PT where we will engage a dozen industry bloggers as well as storage trade press and provide a technical overview of our upcoming launch of Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0.

Symantec will soon announce a major refresh to its storage and availability management portfolio to help customers build the private cloud they want by leveraging their existing infrastructure.  Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0 will provide resiliency for the private cloud with its virtual business service capabilities which orchestrate, automate, and simplify the recovery of multi-tiered applications across different operating systems and virtualization platforms.  Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0 will also help IT organizations manage and deliver storage as a service—optimized for physical, virtual,...

Mayank Vasa | 06 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Consider the following situations:

  • Ever had the problem where you are running blind on your storage utilization? The application owner asks for more storage every month and you wonder how he is utilizing the  storage you allocated last month.
  • Ever had your CIO ask you tough questions, “What is our global storage capacity and utilization?” And you wish you had the latest consolidated report emailed to you the previous night. Or even better a live dashboard.
  • Ever wished you knew how well aligned are the strategic applications to the underlying storage? You have no idea if your mission critical application is using tier-3 or tier-1 storage without several disparate checkpoints.
  • It’s about time somebody stopped telling you how bad your storage utilization is and actually gave you an easy way to remediate this problem without any application downtime.

Enter Veritas Operation Manager Advanced 4.0!...

jmartin | 26 Aug 2011 | 1 comment

Think you know all there is to know about Symantec Operations Readiness Tool (SORT)? Here are five stats sure to surprise you:

  • 100% of SAMG’s top 50 customers use Operations Readiness Tool
  • 95% of SAMG’s top 100 customers use Operations Readiness Tool
  • Over 16,000 users across 4,100 companies have run 51,000 Operations Readiness Tool checklists
  • Over 1.7 million page views across all Operations Readiness Tool content
  • Over 9,000 registered Operations Readiness Tool users

Are you among those using Operations Readiness Tool? Share the job of Operations Readiness Tool; go to the Operations Readiness Tool page.

Sanjays | 25 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

Exploding storage growth is the biggest problem faced by storage administrators and giving many a sleepless night forcing them to figure out ways to reduce storage and thus control costs. While thin hardware provides the capability to reduce storage, for the most part its storage reduction remains limited because of lack of information at the array level. Veritas Storage Foundation helps admins get the most of their thin hardware by utilizing the intelligence of the file system to make thin provisioning better.

Veritas Storage Foundation helps admins to get thin and stay thin across disparate hardware. It's Smartmove feature helps admins to move data  to thin capable hardware, while its thin reclamation feature helps them keep data growth ini control on an ongoing basis.

 In this white paper "Thin reclamation for the IBM XIV Storage System and IBM Storwize V7000 using Veritas Storage Foundation Enterprise HA" IBM", IBM...