Symantec enhances Veritas Storage Foundation

Security upgrades to three of its flagship products

Symantec this week announced that it has enhanced three of its flagship products – Veritas Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster File System and Veritas Cluster Server – with support for migrating data into and out of solid state drives and the ability to reclaim unused storage. In addition, the company has enhanced the failover capabilities of Veritas Cluster File System to work with structured data in Oracle, Sybase or IBM DB2 applications.

Veritas Storage Foundation now supports the non-disruptive movement of data from Tier 1 to Tier 0 solid state drives. Its dynamic storage tiering technology supports heterogeneous arrays.

To improve capacity utilization, Symantec introduced what it calls the Thin Reclamation API. This API can be used with IBM XIV and 3PAR InServ Storage Servers to reclaim storage capacity as it is determined to be unused. Traditionally as applications write data, physical storage is allocated. Temporary files are created, data is modified or deleted, resulting in a file system size which is less than the physical storage in the array. The Thin Reclamation API allows a host file system to intelligently communicate with the array to reclaim space associated with file deletions. Space reclamation uses the 'write same' SCSI command.

In addition, Symantec has enhanced the Cluster File System and Cluster Server with support and improved availability for Oracle environments. Cluster File System and Cluster Server now provide concurrent access to information and require only the application to be moved, resulting in failover of single-instance databases in seconds.

The enhancements are available now.

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