Symantec has announced the general availability of its Storage Foundation 5.0 family of products that provide visibility and control over complex datacentre storage environments.
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The company is also releasing for general availability Veritas Cluster Server 5.0, a key component of the Veritas Server Foundation family, which reduces planned and unplanned application and database downtime.
Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 and Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 are core components of the Symantec Data Centre Foundation solution family, claimed to be the only offering that allows government and enterprise customers to standardise on a single layer of infrastructure software across their entire datacentre enabling them to reduce datacentre complexity, improve service levels and drive down operations costs.
Symantec says that its datacentre technology can realise operational benefits such as the ability to train staff on one set of tools instead of dozens of disparate supplier-specific tools; enhanced negotiating leverage and flexibility in choosing among any major storage and server supplier; and improved utilisation of server and storage hardware assets. In addition, customers should, it says, achieve significant direct cost savings.
By standardising on solutions like Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 and Cluster Server 5.0, Symantec claims that enterprises can avoid buying duplicate server and storage software from multiple suppliers, and realise significant storage hardware savings by moving data from high-cost tier one storage to lower cost tier two storage.