Software-Defined Storage

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

Shared Nothing - A primitive SAN

'Shared Nothing' architecture is not a new concept that is going to phase out the SAN based architecture. It’s just a precursor to the latter. Here is a brief look at the evol...

Posted on Aug 15, 2013

Save the Date: Google+ Hangout – Why Host-Based SSDs are Critical for SLAs in Mission-Critical Datacenters

Service level agreements (SLAs) must be met whether you’re keeping mission-critical data centers running or serving up f...

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

Cannot remove disabled paths while the path is part of a disk which has been imported

Goal we wanted to change the paths of the vxdmp disks without reboot and outage to the existing vxfs filesystems on Sola...

Posted on Jul 19, 2013

Google+ Hangout: The New Era of Business Continuity


We live in a time when disruption to critical IT systems can have devastating effects on the day-to-day operation of business. Whether these service interruptions come in the...

Posted on Jul 15, 2013

Virtual Vision: Join the Conversation

The Virtual Vision Google+ Hangout Series has been going strong for four weeks with Hangouts from NetBackup, Clearwell and Enterprise Vault and Backup Exec. Couldn’t attend on...

Posted on Jun 25, 2013

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Now on Beta


Are you thinking about moving to the cloud? A few weeks ago at Microsoft TechEd 2013 in New Orleans, the Symantec storage management and availability team started to promote t...

Posted on Jun 10, 2013

Winner of the VOM Tell Your Story Contest


Congratulations to our VOM Tell Your Story Contest grand prize winner, Zulfi, who is now using Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) as their official monitoring dashboard! Read mo...

Posted on Jun 4, 2013

How to Handle Big Data Without all the Big Headaches?

More and more information is becoming readily available to companies and they are leveraging it to advance business and give consumers what they want. This practice known as “...

Posted on Mar 28, 2013

It's an exciting time in the industry

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Posted on Mar 26, 2013

Storage Optimization - Part III - Dedupe

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As in my series of blogs around Storage Optimization there is a commonality about the recognition of the "data explosion" conundrum, and how this is a placing an ext...

Posted on Feb 27, 2013

Beyond Luck & Guesses: Overcoming the High Cost of Worthless Op Risk Models

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The modern organization is highly dependent on information technology, simultaneously and quite unintentionally, informa...

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

Welcome to the SFHA 6.1 Beta Program

Welcome to the Symantec Connect page for the Storage Foundation High Available 6.1 Beta program. Over the coming weeks and months we will be using this site to post updates, w...

Posted on Jan 7, 2013

The BIA Delimma

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There are many business benefits to the efficiencies that IT provides and the vast majority of functions have been automated. Today, businesses do more transactions, of greate...

Posted on Jan 4, 2013

Symantec at the NetApp Insight Conferences


It has been a busy end of 2012 indeed. Last November and December, a few of my colleagues and I represented the Storage and Availability Management team at the back-to-back Ne...

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

Should I really virtualise production databases??

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I could point readers at the myriad of articles on a certain lack of certification for x86 hypervisors or open up the proverbial can of worms by digging into the complex detai...

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

Symantec's Capabilities in Vmware - Does It do what is says on the Tin?

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Over the past six months I have seen a resurgence in interest in the Veritas Cluster Server brand, this is due to a numb...

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

Data Center Consolidation: Reducing the Risks

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The benefits of data center consolidation are apparent; they save millions of dollars and improve the overall quality of service. It is easy to see that too many data centers...

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

Linux Storms the Enterprise On Route to the Cloud

Red Hat & Symantec Join Forces to Accelerate Next Generation Clouds

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

Did you know VxDMP offers context sensitive online user documentation ?

When using the VxDMP vSphere UI plugin, the vSphere administrator can quickly figure out the purpose of various VxDMP pa...

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

Did you know VxDMP remote CLI allows management of multiple hosts at the same time ?

The standard administration of a VMware vSphere environment is typically performed using the vSphere client UI, but some...

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

Did you know VxDMP makes maintenance of compliance easy across the virtual data center ?

With the sizes of data centers ever increasing, it has become a challenge to monitor the settings on the large number of...

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

Did you know VxDMP allows you to monitor & manage the connectivity at transport link level

In large data centers, whenever the storage administrator requires to perform maintenance operations on a SAN infrastruc...

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

Did you know VxDMP helps detect and solve I/O bottlenecks without data movement ?

In storage infrastructures, the I/O bottlenecks and resultant loss in performance are typically seen at the interconnect...

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

Did you know VxDMP makes storage provisioning and troubleshooting easy ?

VxDMP provides a versatile edge during provisioning and monitoring of storage resources in the VMware vSphere environmen...

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

Did you know VxDMP is auto-configured for a wide range of storage and optimized to run out of the box ?

The multi-pathing policies are connectivity based and are therefore applicable to all the LUNs that are enclosed in the ...

Posted on Nov 1, 2012

Forsythe Helps Customers Embrace The Cloud


Great testimonial from one of our top SAMG partner discussing Storage Foundation and Cluster File System.

Posted on Oct 23, 2012

Taneja says "Symantec Veritas Cluster Server Takes Vrtual Server HA to the Next Level"


Taneja says "Symantec Veritas Cluster Server Takes Vrtual Server HA to the Next Level" This is an awesome testimonial fr...

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