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Symantec And Citrix Team Up For Virtualization

Veritas, the storage arm of Symantec announced a union of Citrix XenServer virtualization technology along with Veritas Storage Foundation.

With this move Symantec’s data storage possibilities have increased; the end result of the venture will be called Veritas Virtual Infrastructure.

The product will allow all important storage management features that are required by the enterprise users along with block-based mirroring across heterogeneous arrays, storage-area network multipathing, and direct management of block storage at guest virtual servers.

The Veritas Virtual Infrastructure will permit users to utilize common and shared boot images through many virtual servers.

It can increase the frequency for storage as users can deal out from single storage pool, else, when needed.

Through Crix, Veritas can use Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service to get shots of applications running on the virtual machine.

Veritas also announced the launch of Veritas NetBackup RealTime to protect the data backed up at the servers.

Because of the launch of Veritas Virtual Infrastructure, virtualization management tools are becoming in vogue now.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.