VERITAS Storage Management Offerings to Include Features for AIX
Storage Management Solutions Now Span Industry Leading Operating Systems; Maximizing Choice and Flexibility for Customers While Driving Down Costs.
VERITAS Software extended its storage management offerings to include new features for IBM’s UNIX operating system AIX. Today’s AIX-based additions include 4.0 versions of VERITAS Storage Foundation, VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC, VERITAS Storage Foundation for Databases (DB2 and Oracle), VERITAS Storage Foundation Cluster File System, VERITAS Cluster Server, and VERITAS Volume Replicator software. VERITAS Storage Foundation 4.0 software now supports the most prevalent operating systems running across the enterprise today including: Microsoft Windows, Sun Solaris, Red Hat and SuSe Linux and IBM AIX. With today’s releases, VERITAS is delivering unique first-to-market innovations for customers running AIX by offering a more scalable, available, high-performance and cost-effective solution.
According to Gartner’s “Worldwide Server Market Ends 2003 With Strong Fourth Quarter,” AIX was the fastest-growing UNIX operating system; in fact, AIX was the only UNIX operating system that grew revenue in 2003. With market-leading solutions for storage management, high availability and disaster recovery, VERITAS is enabling customers to maximize the price/performance, reliability, and manageability of their AIX environments.
“As data volumes grow, customers need to feel confident that they can effectively manage their storage environments while ensuring continuous availability of mission-critical data on multiple platforms,” said Ray Paquet, Gartner Group. “Expanded platform support from software vendors who are providing heterogeneous solutions for storage management allow customers to maximize storage utilization and reduce overall costs.”
Streamlined Manageability and Enhanced Performance Ensure Continuous Access to DB2 and Oracle
VERITAS solutions offer unique benefits for customers running high-end databases across their IT environments. VERITAS Storage Foundation for Databases software provides performance and manageability that scales as customer IT environments and requirements evolve and expand. Customers running AIX can now provision or migrate their critical data over time to the appropriate class of storage based on pre-defined attributes and values — without changing the way data is accessed by users or applications. This allows customers to use their storage more efficiently and achieve the storage price/performance balance that meets their business objectives. Leveraging the autonomic capabilities of IBM DB2 to design and easily build scalable high performance systems, VERITAS Storage Foundation for DB2 is the only heterogeneous software solution that allows customers to fully leverage DB2’s scalability in AIX environments. VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC is the industry’s only heterogeneous software solution that provides a high-performance and cost effective clustered file system for Oracle RAC on AIX. Customers benefit from easier installs and management of Oracle RAC on AIX.
Optimizing Availability and Disaster Recovery for Mission Critical Environments
VERITAS Cluster Server protects mission critical applications and databases against downtime, whether planned or unplanned. VERITAS Cluster Server is the only solution that provides wide-area failover on AIX. This capability enables organizations to fail over an entire data center with a single click of a mouse ensuring business continuity of mission critical applications and databases. Two new first to market features for VERITAS Cluster Server are Fire Drill and Cluster Simulator. VERITAS Cluster Server Fire Drill is a feature that enables live disaster recovery testing without impacting the production environment. VERITAS Cluster Server Simulator enables IT managers to simulate and test clusters without impacting their production environments and then to download successful cluster configurations directly into their live environments.
VERITAS Volume Replicator reliably, efficiently and consistently mirrors data to remote locations over any IP network connection. Using VERITAS Volume Replicator, customers running AIX can utilize a flexible storage independent solution to deliver true disaster recovery when data currency and availability are paramount.
Innovation Breakthrough: Portable Data Containers
VERITAS delivers an innovative utility called Portable Data Containers, which dramatically simplifies the process of migrating data between the industry’s leading operating systems. Additionally, customers can easily and quickly move their Oracle databases between leading operating systems. By unlocking data from the operating system using Portable Data Containers customers now achieve the highest levels of flexibility when it comes to choosing the most cost-effective computing solutions for their IT environments. Data migration can be achieved in three simple steps.
1. Using VERITAS Storage Foundation software data can be converted for migration between operating systems
2. Deport the data container from the existing operating system
3. Import the data container to the new operating system
“As customers deploy new applications and databases to support business critical services, VERITAS is continually working to provide customers with the advanced technology to simplify the management and improve the performance of complex storage systems,” said Jose Iglesias, vice president, product management, VERITAS Software. “By extending our leading storage management software to four of the industry’s leading operating systems our customers are now one step closer to maximizing utilization of their IT assets and reducing the overall cost associated with administering and managing their IT infrastructure.”
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