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Helping Malaysian organisations build private clouds

AvantiKumar | Oct. 25, 2011
Security solutions firm Symantec releases version 6.0 of its storage management and cloud solutions portfolio.

Symantec - (From L-R) Raymond Goh & Koh Ee Laine

PHOTO - Raymond Goh, regional director, systems engineering and customer advisory services, Asia South Region, Symantec; and Koh Ee Laine, senior technical consultant, Symantec Malaysia.

Malaysian organisations will be able to build the private clouds they want as a result of version 6.0 of security solutions firm Symantec's storage management and cloud solutions portfolio.

According to Symantec regional director, systems engineering and customer advisory services, Asia South Region, Raymond Goh, organisations can manage entire business services end-to-end with built-in resiliency, even if the business service is run across multiple virtualisation technologies, operating systems, and storage platforms.

Business requirements for high availability service level agreements (SLAs) is key to IT and C-level professionals, said Goh, speaking on 21 October 2011, who cited the company's recent Virtualisation and Evolution to the Cloud survey. "This concern extends to their storage environment as well, improved availability is an important goal for organisations when deciding to implement private storage-as-a-service."

"C-Level executives in Malaysia from organisations that are implementing hybrid/private clouds are cautious in moving business-critical applications into those environments, according to our survey," he said. "The main concerns cited are reliability, security and performance."

"While appreciating the promise of the private cloud, organisations are grappling with very real questions beneath the hype," Goh said. "How do I transform my infrastructure to make it more agile? How do I give it the characteristics of a public cloud without compromising on availability and security?"

Symantec's new release spans multiple products in Symantec's portfolio including its flagship Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0, Veritas Cluster Server 6.0, and Veritas Operations Manager 4.1.


 Using existing infrastructure

Symantec Malaysia senior technical consultant, Kok Ee Laine, said: "Symantec empowers organisations to use the infrastructure they already have to deliver the services their business need with Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0. We have retooled and incorporated new innovations in the solution from across our product portfolio to help our customers build highly available, resilient private cloud environments out of the infrastructure they've already got. These innovations provide complete end-to-end visibility and complete control of their heterogeneous infrastructure."

"IT organisations can build their own resilient private clouds by tapping into the investments they have already made in their data centre," said Kok. "With this release, organisations can manage business services end-to-end across heterogeneous platforms, roll out resilient, elastic storage for cloud workloads, while reducing the storage footprint through deduplication, compression and thin reclamation, and using a single pane of glass for intelligent reporting and non-disruptive remediation."


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