Why Microsoft® and Symantec
With the growing selection of virtualization solutions, companies are finding it more difficult to choose the data center option that is best for their environment. It is easy for organizations to gravitate towards the biggest name—not realizing there is a better solution available: one that is based on a platform their IT staff already knows how to use.
Microsoft's Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V together with Symantec's Veritas Storage Foundation™ for Windows® offers a virtualization solution for data centers that makes sense. Along with the standard advantages that virtualization brings, including increased efficiency, lowered costs, and improved management, Hyper-V with Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows allows companies to utilize their existing Windows investment while realizing advanced storage management capabilities for their virtual environment.
Advanced storage optimization for Hyper-V
Symantec has been a storage partner of Microsoft for 15+ years. Symantec's Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows works seamlessly within the Hyper-V environment, operating at the hypervisor level and offering benefits that would otherwise be unavailable at the guest level. As a host-level volume manager, Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows provides a means to virtualize storage seen by the host, providing management of that storage space along with advanced features such as storage migration, replication, high availability/disaster recovery (HA/DR) for a stretch cluster, and multipathing, all of which further extend the capabilities of Windows in the virtualized environment.