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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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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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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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Jeff Boles from Taneja Validates Symantec Business Continuity for VMware Environments

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Speakers:

Jeff Boles, Sr. Analyst
Mike Reynolds, Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Summary:

Symantec is the only vendor that can solve the application awareness problem for high availability and disaster recovery in virtual environments without compromising native VMware tools such as vMotion, Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS). This webcast featuring Jeff Boles from the Taneja Group, will discuss the hidden availability challenges for virtualized data centers, and discuss the best-in-class approach to building a high availability virtual infrastructure for today's business critical applications.

Symantec's unique business continuity solution for VMware environments will help you virtualize business critical applications by:

Recovering applications without a virtual machine reboot
Integrating with native VMware tools including vMotion, DRS, SRM and vCenter
Failing over from physical to virtual machines or vice versa
Reducing downtime for planned maintenance
Learn how Symantec will keep your applications protected and highly available.

Register to view the recording.

  • Premiered: 03/21/13 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): Symantec
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Symantec Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Jeff Boles Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMWare Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Virtualization Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VM Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): high availability Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DR Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Disaster Recovery Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMotion Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Site Recovery Manager Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): SRM Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Dynamic Resource Scheduler Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DRS Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): vCenter
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A Quick Peek Into VMware Integrated OpenStack

VMware has added a lot of value to the open source, private cloud platform.

  • Premiered: 02/03/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA OpenStack TBA Private Cloud TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA VIO TBA vSphere TBA vRealize TBA vCenter TBA high availability TBA HP TBA Red Hat TBA IBM TBA Datacenter TBA Data Center
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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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Idealstor Unveils Industry’s Most Inexpensive Hyper-Converged System

Reduces Total Cost of Ownership for Small Medium Businesses by 40% and more; Idealstor HCS Delivers High Availability and Scalability for the Virtual Infrastructure at $7498 per node without compromising quality and performance.

  • Premiered: 05/27/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: PRWeb
Topic(s): TBA Idealstor TBA hyper-converged TBA HCS TBA Virtualization TBA high availability TBA scalability
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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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Converged IT Infrastructure's Place in the Internet of Things

All of the trends leading towards the world-wide Internet of Things (IoT) – ubiquitous, embedded computing, mobile, organically distributed nodes, and far-flung networks tying them together - are also coming in full force into the IT data center. These solutions are taking the form of converged and hyperconverged modules of IT infrastructure. Organizations adopting such solutions gain from a simpler building-block way to architect and deploy IT, and forward-thinking vendors now have a unique opportunity to profit from subscription services that while delivering superior customer insight and support, also help build a trusted advisor relationship that promises an ongoing “win-win” scenario for both the client and the vendor.

There are many direct (e.g. revenue impacting) and indirect (e.g. customer satisfaction) benefits we mention in this report, but the key enabler to this opportunity is in establishing an IoT scale data analysis capability. Specifically, by approaching converged and hyperconverged solutions as an IoT “appliance”, and harvesting low-level component data on utilization, health, configuration, performance, availability, faults, and other end point metrics across the full worldwide customer base deployment of appliances, an IoT vendor can then analyze the resulting stream of data with great profit for both the vendor and each individual client. Top-notch analytics can feed support, drive product management, assure sales/account control, inform marketing, and even provide a revenue opportunity directly (e.g. offering a gold level of service to the end customer). 

An IoT data stream from a large pool of appliances is almost literally the definition of “big data” – non-stop machine data at large scale with tremendous variety (even within a single converged solution stack) – and operating and maintaining such a big data solution requires a significant amount of data wrangling, data science and ongoing maintenance to stay current. Unfortunately this means IT vendors looking to position IoT oriented solutions may have to invest a large amount of cash, staff and resources into building out and supporting such analytics. For many vendors, especially those with a varied or complex convergence solution portfolio or established as a channel partner building them from third-party reference architectures, these big data costs can be prohibitive. However, failing to provide these services may result in large friction selling and supporting converged solutions to clients now expecting to manage IT infrastructure as appliances.

In this report, we’ll look at the convergence and hyperconvergence appliance trend, and the increasing customer expectations for such solutions. In particular we’ll see how IT appliances in the market need to be treated as complete, commoditized products as ubiquitous and with the same end user expectations as emerging household IoT solutions. In this context, we’ll look at Glassbeam’s unique B2B SaaS SCALAR that converged and hyperconverged IT appliance vendors can immediately adopt to provide an IoT machine data analytic solution. We’ll see how Glassbeam can help differentiate amongst competing solutions, build a trusted client relationship, better manage and support clients, and even provide additional direct revenue opportunities.

Publish date: 08/18/15
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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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INFINIDAT Expands InfiniBox Enterprise Storage Family, Introduces Multi-Petabyte Scale Unified

INFINIDAT, a leader in high performance, highly available enterprise storage solutions, announces the expansion of its revolutionary InfiniBox family of storage arrays with the addition of two new capabilities and a new midrange model.

  • Premiered: 09/21/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Business Wire
Topic(s): TBA Infinidat TBA High Performance TBA high availability TBA Enterprise Storage TBA Storage TBA NAS TBA Enterprise TBA Scale TBA Unified Storage TBA Snapshots TBA Snapshot TBA Block Storage TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA InfiniBox TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA SAN TBA Capacity TBA Arun Taneja
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Is 7-9's the New Standard For Enterprise Storage? Infinidat Just Keeps Running

What difference does 7-9's make to storage operations?

  • Premiered: 09/29/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Infinidat high availability 7-9's Enterprise Storage
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VMware vSphere 6 release good news for storage admins

VMware's vSphere 6 release shows that the vendor is aiming for a completely software-defined data center with a fully virtualized infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 10/05/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA vSphere 6 TBA software-defined TBA Software-Defined Data Center TBA SDDC TBA Virtualization TBA virtualized infrastructure TBA VSAN TBA VVOLs TBA VMware VVOLs TBA Virtual Volumes TBA VMotion TBA high availability TBA Security TBA scalability TBA Data protection TBA replication TBA VMware PEX TBA Fault Tolerance TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Provisioning TBA Storage Management TBA SLA TBA 3D Flash TBA FT TBA vCPU TBA CPU