New versions of Veritas Storage Foundation and Cluster Server 5.1
Symantec announced Veritas Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 for Windows, the industry leading heterogeneous storage management and high availability solution providing data and application availability for Windows environments. A key component of the Symantec Solutions for Windows portfolio scheduled to be available in June 2008, Veritas Storage Foundation 5.1 High Availability for Windows introduces support for Windows Server 2008 and delivers significant improvements to operational effectiveness and ease of use including enhanced availability and disaster recovery, centralized storage visibility and SmartMove for efficient array migrations.
Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows and Veritas Cluster Server are extending support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Server Core environments, with support for Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter versions across x86, x64, and IA64 platforms. Additionally, this release provides expanded support for Windows Vista, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2007, Symantec Enterprise Vault 2007 and Blackberry Enterprise Server.
Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows Dynamic Multi-pathing continues to enhance support for leading storage platforms — enabling customers to have a single multi-pathing solution without compromising a heterogeneous tiered storage infrastructure. In addition to the 40+ array families already supported — support for Pillar, 3PAR, and newer IBM and HDS arrays has been added.
Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows offers a guided, step-by-step wizard to ensure Microsoft Exchange and other applications can be quickly recovered from a point-in-time volume copy. IT organizations can now simplify the storage management complexity of recovering consistent Exchange data to an alternate location with this new capability — automated snapshot recovery to Exchange Recovery Storage Groups. Moreover, for organizations requiring a multi-site disaster recovery infrastructure for Exchange or other applications, Veritas Cluster Server has added support for EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)/STAR.