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Welcome Back, Veritas! The Truth is still the Truth

Today, Symantec announced that the Information Management (Data Protection) side of Symantec will be called Veritas Technologies Corporation – (press release). Frankly, if they had chosen anything else, I would have been disappointed.

The Truth is Still the Truth

“Veritas” actually means “Truth,” hence the original name as a way to imply the reliability and […]

I watched a DataCenter get hit by a Hurricane … and recover

I don’t often re-post vendor marketing content – but since they let me be a small part of simulating a hurricane/flood of a datacenter …

Symantec rented out a 6-story hurricane (100mph) simulator in South Carolina … and then flooded a working datacenter server-stack with 35,000 gallons of water:

Most folks know me […]

Cool High Availability Video from Symantec

Every IT guy has had a day when they wanted to take a sledgehammer to a server or maybe drop a whole rack from a tall building. Admit it, we’ve all thought about it – but then, you’d have to rebuild everything and in the meantime, deal with the outage and all of the disgruntled […]

Symantec offers Better Backup for All

Today, Symantec held live events covering the upcoming BackupExec 2012 and NetBackup 7.5 releases. According to Symantec, “Backup is broken” (I agree). And they intend to be the fix.

Enrique Salem, Symantec CEO, started by offering “Every year, I stand up and talk about how data is growing … and every year we underestimate it.” […]

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