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By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2007-01-17 Print this article Print

; Levels of Automation"> Cluster server also has new features Veritas Cluster Server itself also has new features in this release. Cluster Servers secure, Web-based Cluster Management Console simplifies the task of managing, monitoring and configuring multiple clusters for Windows, Linux and Unix, running in multiple data centers. Cluster Server also provides protection across physical and virtual server environments that include Windows, VMware and Microsoft Virtual Server.
Read more here about Symantecs VMware-ready cluster server.
Cluster Server also includes Fire Drill, which lets organizations regularly test disaster recovery scenarios without exposing production applications to risk and downtime. For applications that require coordination of application clustering and remote data protection, the Veritas Volume Replicator option has added the ability to coordinate snapshots at both the primary and a remote secondary location for consistent backup or disk-based disaster recovery solutions. Users can download the free version of Storage Foundation Basic for Windows here. Storage Foundation 5.0 for Windows HA starts at $695 per server. Levels of automation making all the difference IT organizations are constantly challenged to provide higher levels of service to the business with continually shrinking budgets, Laliberte said. "This isnt really anything new. What is changing is the levels of automation and visibility provided by todays software solutions," he said. Customers are now able to manage more storage, servers and switches because management software has improved to the point where a manual task that used to take more than an hour is now accomplished with a few mouse clicks, Laliberte said. Reporting has improved significantly, and the amount and type of data collected, analyzed and turned into actionable information continues to grow. All of this translates into organizations being able to react quicker, plan better and ultimately provide higher levels of service, Laliberte said. "We are still in the infancy of developing a single solution to manage a data center, but the pieces are coming together, and it is clear to see the direction we are headed," he said. "This [Symantec-Veritas] release is another evolutionary step, but a good-sized one, in providing end users the tools they need to more effectively manage their IT environment," Laliberte said. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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