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Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 HA for Windows launched by Symantec.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-18 January 2007-Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 HA for Windows launched by Symantec(C)1994-2007 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Security solutions provider Symantec Corp (Nasdaq:SYMC) announced on Wednesday (17 January) its Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 High Availability (HA) for Windows product.

According to the company, Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 HA for Windows combines two solutions - Storage Foundation for Windows and Veritas Cluster Server, together with enhanced usability tools to simplify storage management, high availability and disaster recovery for Windows applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint Portal Server.

New to the release is Veritas Storage Foundation Basic for Windows, a free version of Storage Foundation for Windows, designed for edge-tier and infrastructure workloads. Storage Foundation Basic for Windows includes Dynamic Multi-pathing (DMP) and runs on physical and virtual servers with system configurations that do not exceed four volumes or two physical processors in a single physical system. Storage Foundation Basic for Windows is available for download at

Storage Foundation for Windows is said to introduce new capabilities for improving manageability and performance, including support for Storage Foundation Management Server, which provides visibility and control throughout the data centre infrastructure. Storage Foundation Management Server will support Storage Foundation for Windows 4.x and 5.0, Veritas Volume Replicator Option, and Storage Foundation for Windows Basic.

In addition, Veritas Cluster Server introduces new features designed to improve manageability. Cluster Server's secure, web-based Cluster Management Console simplifies managing, monitoring, and configuring multiple clusters for Windows, Linux, and Unix, running in multiple data centres. Cluster Server also includes Fire Drill, which enables organizations to test disaster recovery scenarios without exposing production applications to risk and downtime, while the Veritas Volume Replicator (VVR) Option has added the ability to coordinate snapshots at both the primary and/or a remote secondary location for consistent backup or disk-based disaster recovery solutions, the company claims.

No pricing details were disclosed.

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