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Symantec Reveals Novel Version of Storage Foundation Software


Symantec has announced a new version of its Storage Foundation software, enabling data centers to leverage Solid State Drives (SSDs) in ways that could permit customers to access mission critical data and applications 400 percent faster than traditional Storage Area Networks (SANs). It is also the only offering to provide these benefits regardless of which storage hardware components are in place. Clienteles as a result are free to choose any storage infrastructure provider with businesses being empowered to make critical decisions faster.

The growth of mission-critical data and applications, supporting real-time decision-making, is driving SSD adoption to increase performance within the datacentre.

Adoption however from its quarter has lacked the central management intelligence that patrons need in order to manage their storage efficiently and effectively. Symantec’s offering solves this problem while allowing customers to combine SSDs with existing Direct Attached Storage (DAS) and SANs without ever requiring to compromise availability.

Storage Foundation 6.1 functionalities and benefits include a vendor-agnostic intuitive caching layer, facilitated by Symantec’s SmartIO technology. SmartIO detects critical application workloads and caches only the hot data on local SSDs, which could result in up to 400 percent, improved performance over traditional secondary storage.

Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS) technology enables servers to access remote data as if it were from local storage. This sanctions organisations to reduce storage costs by up to 80 percent using commoditised storage hardware, while helping to ensure that all data is replicated, protected and available.

Jawed Akhtar

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