Extensive virtualization is just a fact of life in IT today. Driving down cost and increasing IT agility are the primary drivers behind going virtual. With an increasing number of complex workloads wrapped up in virtual machines (VMs), enterprises are challenged to maintain the same degree of security and protection from a physical environment and also leverage benefits brought by virtualization. Attaining the service levels for these business systems requires a high degree of visibility into virtual environments. Without this visibility, VM managers have no way to answer crucial questions such as:
- How can I protect both my virtualized and physical environments?
- How quickly can I recover or discover data within my virtualized environments?
- Am I running VM backups on huge amounts of wasteful redundant data?
- Are my VMs secure?
- How many VMs are running in my environment?
Introducing V-Ray from Symantec
Symantec is introducing Virtualization Ray (V-Ray): Visibility for Virtual environments. Just like a doctor’s X-Ray gives visibility to see what is inside, Symantec’s V-Ray allows companies to see what’s inside VMs so they can secure, protect, backup and recover virtual machines.
V-Ray visibility is delivered in ALL of Symantec’s products for virtual environments: security, storage, backup, etc. No virtual environment is complete without V-Ray like visibility. How do you avoid backing up huge amounts of wasteful redundant data? V-Ray for NetBackup and Backup Exec sees duplicate files and helps you avoid the redundancy. How do you secure your VMs while still running at full speed? V-Ray enabled endpoint security SEP 12 knows which files have already been scanned on other VMs and knows to how to skip that scanning and keep on going. How do you know how many VMs are running your environment? V-Ray enabled IT Management Suite supports quick and complete identification of all VMs active on your LAN.
Symantec’s V-Ray provides you the visibility needed to peer inside your VMs and understand how to protect these systems and run them at the highest possible service level.