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Symantec looks to add application HA to VMware

Symantec Corp. today upgraded its ApplicationHA (high availability) software for applications running with VMware virtualized servers. ApplicationHA 5.1SP2 adds integration with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), and more monitoring and management capabilities.

  • Premiered: 06/27/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchDisasterRecovery.com
Topic(s): TBA Symantec TBA HA TBA VMWare
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Symantec looks to add application HA to VMware

Symantec Corp. today upgraded its ApplicationHA (high availability) software for applications running with VMware virtualized servers. ApplicationHA 5.1SP2 adds integration with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), and more monitoring and management capabilities.

  • Premiered: 06/27/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchDisasterRecovery.com
Topic(s): TBA Symantec TBA VMWare TBA HA
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Symantec ApplicationHA: Intelligent Application Awareness in Virtual Environments

Symantec’s recent product refresh for their ApplicationHA product reinforces their commitment to providing application level awareness and high availability to virtual environments. Symantec ApplicationHA is to virtual environments, what Veritas Cluster Server (part of Storage Foundation HA) was to physical environments – a true multi-platform, multi-application aware clustering and high availability platform. ApplicationHA should open the floodgates for migration of Tier 1 mission critical applications to virtual environments – something that many IT organizations are shy to undertake since the virtual infrastructure lacks application awareness that is available in physical environments because of OS based clustering solutions. ApplicationHA plugs this critical void – it provides a layer of intelligence to the virtual infrastructure so it can take corrective action as needed if the application state changes, thus creating an additional layer of application high availability on top of the existing virtual machine availability. 

This Taneja Group Opinion covers Symantec’s Application HA – providing application level awareness and high availability to virtualized infrastructure.

Publish date: 07/21/11
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Kaminario Introduces DataProtect -- the Next Generation of Enterprise High Availability and DP....

With DataProtect, the Kaminario K2 all solid-state SAN storage provides non-disruptive operations; fast, high-volume snapshots; and high-speed data replication

  • Premiered: 02/27/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWatch.com
Topic(s): TBA Kaminario TBA DP TBA HA TBA high availability TBA Data protection TBA DataProtect
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Kaminario gives all-flash storage systems HA, data protection

Kaminario today added high availability and data protection features to its DRAM and all-flash storage arrays to try to win greater acceptance among enterprises. Kaminario brought out its new capabilities as enhancements to its SPEAR (Scale-Out Performance Storage Architecture) operating system. The startup calls the series of features DataProtect, which are built into all the systems Kaminario ships. The company’s products include a K2-D all-DRAM SAN, a K2-F multi-level cell (MLC) flash SAN, and a K2-H hybrid that mixes DRAM and SSD.

  • Premiered: 02/27/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchSolidStateStorage
Topic(s): TBA HA TBA DP TBA Kaminario TBA Flash
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Quest NetVault FastRecover: Next Generation Best Practices for Data Protection

Quest NetVault FastRecover continuously captures data and synthetically reconstructs full data sets for every point in time, allowing individual file as well as full data set access. NetVault FastRecover leverages the ability of host agents to see into host system interactions. A centralized management interface configures host agents and allows administrators to control which server volumes are protected, and which NetVault FastRecover servers (either on the local network or remotely over a WAN) are used.

Publish date: 07/24/12
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Symantec Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) Takes Virtual Server HA to the Next Level

The latest version of Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) for VMware will be a welcome addition to vSphere sites that have been looking for an application-oriented solution to ensuring business continuity in their virtual infrastructures. Up until now, most high availability solutions have focused on the health of virtual machines, often with little to no knowledge of the applications running inside them. Other such solutions have provided some level of application-specific protection, but have not worked with advanced virtualization features, such as vMotion and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) in VMware environments.

  • Premiered: 10/23/12
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
  • Published: Taneja Blog
Topic(s): Veritas Cluster Server VCS Symantec HA Virtualization VMWare
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Virtualized applications - how do you protect uptime?

Did you know that you might not get quite the availability and capability you want from a typical virtualization initiative, even if you're planning for mission critical applications? The reality is that VMware goes pretty far, and delivers vast improvements in availability over non-virtual infrastructure, but you can do a little better, and you might want to do a little better for critical apps.

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The hyper-converged infrastructure bandwagon picks up speed

Hyper-converged systems are quickly gaining attention -- and sales -- because they offer many advantages over traditional storage products.

  • Premiered: 02/12/15
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Jeff Kato TBA TechTarget TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-convergence TBA Data Center TBA Compute TBA Networking TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA Deduplication TBA WAN Optimization TBA WANO TBA Compression TBA Storage Virtualization TBA Data protection TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity TBA VMWare TBA EVO:RAIL TBA Dell TBA HP TBA DataCore TBA StoreVirtual VSA TBA VSA TBA Gridstore TBA Maxta
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vSphere 6 Now Available

The latest version of the VMware Inc. flagship product, vSphere 6, is available as of today. It's the first major update of vSphere since version 5.5, which came out about three years ago.

  • Premiered: 03/12/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA vSphere TBA vSphere 6 TBA VMWare TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Tom Fenton TBA VMware VVOLs TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA Storage TBA high availability TBA HA TBA Hypervisor TBA VM-aware TBA vCenter TBA Fault Tolerance TBA vCPU
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New approaches to scalable storage

With all these scalable storage approaches, IT organizations must evaluate the options against their data storage and analytics needs, as well as future architectures.

  • Premiered: 03/16/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA TechTarget TBA Storage TBA scalable TBA scalability TBA analytics TBA Data Storage TBA Big Data TBA Block Storage TBA File Storage TBA object storage TBA scale-out TBA scale-up TBA Performance TBA Capacity TBA HA TBA high availability TBA latency TBA IOPS TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA File System TBA Security TBA NetApp TBA Data ONTAP TBA ONTAP TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA OneFS TBA Cloud
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Making your Virtual Infrastructure Non-Stop: Making availability efficient with Symantec products

All businesses have a core set of applications and services that are critical to their ongoing operation and growth. They are the lifeblood of a business. Many of these applications and services are run in virtual machines (VM), as over the last decade virtualization has become the de facto standard in the datacenter for the deployment of applications and services. Some applications and services are classified as business critical. These business critical applications require a higher level of resilience and protection to minimize the impact on a business’s operation if they become inoperable.

The ability to quickly recover from an application outage has become imperative in today’s datacenter. There are various methods that offer different levels of protection to maintain application uptime. These methods range from minimizing the downtime at the application level to virtual machine (VM) recovery to physical system recovery. Prior to virtualization, mechanisms were in place to protect physical systems and were based on having secondary hardware and redundant storage systems. However, as noted above, today most systems have been virtualized. The market leader in virtualization, VMware, recognized the importance of availability early on and created business continuity features in vSphere such as vMotion, Storage vMotion, vSphere Replication, vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM), vSphere High Availability (HA) and vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT). These features have indeed increased the uptime of applications in the enterprise, yet they are oriented toward protecting the VM. The challenge, as many enterprises have discovered, is that protecting the VM alone does not guarantee uptime for applications and services. Detecting and remediating VM failure falls short of what is truly vital, detecting and remediating application and service failures.

With application and service availability in mind, companies such as Symantec have come in to provide availability and resiliency for them. Focusing on improving how VMware can deliver application availability, Symantec has developed a set of solutions to meet the high availability and disaster recovery requirements of business critical applications. These solutions include Symantec ApplicationHA (developed in partnership with VMware) and Symantec Cluster Server powered by Veritas (VCS). Both of these products have been enhanced to work in a VMware-based virtual infrastructure environment.

Publish date: 04/13/15
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Nimboxx broadens Atomic Unit platform to support HA

Nimboxx adds high availability features to its Atomic Unit to support migrating storage from physical to highly available virtual machines.

  • Premiered: 04/10/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Nimboxx TBA HA TBA high availability TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Storage TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-convergence TBA MeshOS TBA virtual desktop TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA KVM TBA Hypervisor TBA Migration TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing TBA Arun Taneja
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OpenStack Releases Next Version, known as 'Kilo'

Its main new features revolve around greater scalability.

  • Premiered: 05/01/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA OpenStack TBA Kilo TBA scalability TBA Cloud TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Virtualization TBA SDN TBA Software-Defined Networking TBA Rackspace TBA Hypervisor TBA Public Cloud TBA VMWare TBA VIO TBA VMware Integrated OpenStack TBA HA TBA high availability TBA Tom Fenton
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VMware VVOLs could lift external storage systems

VMware VVOLs could be the elixir traditional external storage systems need to gain ground on VM-centric storage and hyper-converged products.

  • Premiered: 08/03/15
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA VMware VVOLs TBA VM-centric TBA Storage TBA hyper-converged TBA Cloud TBA Virtualization TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA convergence TBA converged TBA Dell TBA EMC TBA HP TBA IBM TBA NetApp TBA VMWare TBA vSphere TBA vSphere 6 TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Tintri TBA QoS TBA Performance TBA high availability TBA HA TBA RAID TBA Capacity
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Primary Data primes the pump for data virtualization software

Startup Primary Data prepares GA launch of DataSphere data virtualization software, which is designed to make data available any time on any storage.

  • Premiered: 08/27/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA primary data TBA data virtualization TBA Virtualization TBA DataSphere TBA VMWorld TBA VMworld 2015 TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA NetApp TBA FAS TBA Intel TBA NVMe TBA Amazon TBA Simple Storage TBA Simple Storage Service TBA S3 TBA Amazon S3 TBA dataspace TBA Metadata TBA metadata engine TBA Primary Storage TBA SMB TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA server TBA Glacier TBA OpenStack TBA OpenStack Swift TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Azure
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Making Your Virtual Infrastructure Non-Stop with Veritas Products

All businesses have a core set of applications and services that are critical to their ongoing operation and growth. They are the lifeblood of a business. Many of these applications and services are run in virtual machines (VM), as over the last decade virtualization has become the de facto standard in the datacenter for the deployment of applications and services. Some applications and services are classified as business critical. These business critical applications require a higher level of resilience and protection to minimize the impact on a business’s operation if they become inoperable.

The ability to quickly recover from an application outage has become imperative in today’s datacenter. There are various methods that offer different levels of protection to maintain application uptime. These methods range from minimizing the downtime at the application level to virtual machine (VM) recovery to physical system recovery. Prior to virtualization, mechanisms were in place to protect physical systems and were based on having secondary hardware and redundant storage systems. However, as noted above, today most systems have been virtualized. The market leader in virtualization, VMware, recognized the importance of availability early on and created business continuity features in vSphere such as vMotion, Storage vMotion, vSphere Replication, vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM), vSphere High Availability (HA) and vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT). These features have indeed increased the uptime of applications in the enterprise, yet they are oriented toward protecting the VM. The challenge, as many enterprises have discovered, is that protecting the VM alone does not guarantee uptime for applications and services. Detecting and remediating VM failure falls short of what is truly vital, detecting and remediating application and service failures.

With application and service availability in mind, companies such as Veritas have come in to provide availability and resiliency for them. Focusing on improving how VMware can deliver application availability, Veritas Technologies LLC. has developed a set of solutions to meet the high availability and disaster recovery requirements of business critical applications. These solutions include Veritas ApplicationHA (developed in partnership with VMware) and Veritas InfoScale Availability (formerly Veritas Cluster Server). Both of these products have been enhanced to work in a VMware-based virtual infrastructure environment.

Publish date: 09/04/15
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Nutanix XCP For Demanding Enterprise Workloads: Making Infrastructure Invisible for Tier-1 Ent. Apps

Virtualization has matured and become widely adopted in the enterprise market. Approximately three in every five physical servers are deployed in a virtualized environment. After two waves of virtualization, it is safe to assume that a high percentage of business applications are running in virtualized environments. The applications last to deploy into the virtualized environment were considered the tier-1 apps. Examples of these include CRM and ERP environments running SAP NetWeaver, Oracle database and applications, and Microsoft SQL Server. In many 24X7 service industries, Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint are also considered tier-1 applications.

The initial approach to building virtualized environments that can handle these tier-1 applications was to build highly tuned infrastructure using best of breed three-tier architectures where compute, storage and networking were selected and customized for each type of workload. Newer shared storage systems have increasingly adopted virtualized all flash and hybrid architectures, which has allowed organizations to mix a few tier-1 workloads within the same traditional infrastructure and still meet stringent SLA requirements.

Enter now the new product category of enterprise-capable HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI). With HCI, the traditional three-tier architecture has been collapsed into a single software-based system that is purpose-built for virtualization. In these solutions, the hypervisor, compute, storage, and advanced data services are integrated into an x86 industry-standard building block. These modern scale-out hyperconverged systems combine a flash-first software-defined storage architecture with VM-centric ease-of-use that far exceeds any three-tier approach on the market today. These attributes have made HCI very popular and one of the fastest growing product segments in the market today.

HCI products have been very popular with medium sized companies and specific workloads such as VDI or test and development. After a few years of hardening and maturity, are these products ready to tackle enterprise tier-1 applications?  In this paper we will take a closer look at Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform (XCP) and explore how its capabilities stack up to tier-1 application workload requirements.

Nutanix was a pioneer in HCI and is widely considered the market and visionary leader of this rapidly growing segment. Nutanix has recently announced the next step - a vision of the product beyond HCI. With this concept they plan to make the entire virtualized infrastructure invisible to IT consumers. This will encompass all three of the popular hypervisors: VMware, Hyper-V and their own Acropolis Hypervisor. Nutanix has enabled app mobility between different hypervisors, a unique concept across the converged system and HCI alike. This Solution Profile will focus on the Nutanix XCP platform and key capabilities that make it suitable for teir-1 enterprise applications. With the most recent release, we have found compelling features appropriate for most tier-1 application workloads. Combined with the value proposition of web-scale modular architecture this provides an easy pathway to data-center transformation that businesses of all sizes should take advantage of. 

Publish date: 11/30/15
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SimpliVity OmniStack hyper-convergence moves beyond VMware

SimpliVity's hyper-converged OmniStack platform now supports Hyper-V, intelligent workload optimization and multinode stretch clustering.

  • Premiered: 04/05/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA SimpliVity TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA Hyper-V TBA Optimization TBA cluster TBA Clustering TBA OmniStack TBA Microsoft TBA DRS TBA VMware vSphere TBA VMWare TBA Virtualization TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Hypervisor TBA HA TBA high availability TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA API TBA OmniView