Symantec launches Storage Foundation 5.0 for Windows

Symantec has announced Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 High Availability for Windows, adding dynamic multipathing, fail-over and disaster recovery capabilities for Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server and SharePoint Portal Server.

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Symantec has announced Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 High Availability for Windows, adding dynamic multipathing, fail-over and disaster recovery capabilities for Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server and SharePoint Portal Server.

The security company first announced Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 products in July for AIX and Linux, and it has been expanding on the software's functionality since then. The latest version of the product combines Storage Foundation for Windows and Veritas Cluster Server software products.

The new product provides online storage management for high availability of data and optimised I/O performance across multiple hardware platforms. Through a single interface, users can manage Windows, Linux and AIX, as well as iSCSI environments, said Sean Derrington, Symantec's director of storage management.

The Cluster Management Console function offers a secure web-based tool for use with Veritas Cluster Server to provide enterprise-reporting capability for datacentres, regardless of their physical location. "So you'll be able to see Windows clusters, Red Hat clusters and Solaris clusters all in the same GUI, and you'll be able to view their status, health and report on that," Derrington said.

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