Switch On Business Critical Virtualisation

What’s stopping you from achieving always-on, always-ready operations?

Business-critical virtualisation is a prerequisite for a dynamic and cloud-ready infrastructure. However, while most organisations have implemented some form of virtualisation to drive down costs and improve efficiency, many hesitate when it comes to running business-critical applications in a virtualised environment.

Symantec addresses your concerns around virtualisation security, high availability and protecting your data.

To accelerate this process and ensure successful migration to the cloud, key criteria need to be met across both physical and virtual environments. Meeting these criteria can lead to reduction of overall I.T. costs, ease of management across the entire infrastructure, minimum waste of resources and protection of important applications. These criteria are:

Why Virtualisation

Business-critical virtualisation is a prerequisite for a dynamic and cloud-ready infrastructure. However, while most organisations have implemented some form of virtualisation to drive down costs and improve efficiency, many hesitate when it comes to running business-critical applications in a virtualised environment.

To accelerate this process and ensure successful migration to the cloud, key criteria need to be met across both physical and virtual environments. Meeting these criteria can lead to reduction of overall I.T. costs, ease of management across the entire infrastructure, minimum waste of resources and protection of important applications.

Building Maturity and Experience in Successful Virtualisation Strategies

Current trends in the adaption and deployment of virtualisation suggest that as an organisation gains experience, each implementation requires a different technique. A stratified approach to a company’s long-term virtualisation and cloud computing strategy allows the right skills set to be built alongside the resolution of each scale and complexity issue presented. Read more to understanding where you are and how you can compare for the future.

Appropriate of Backup Applications for Accelerated Virtualisation Projects

As virtualisation increasingly becomes an investment priority, a recent EDG survey has found that the associated operating expense can easily become too high a hurdle. In this paper, leading I.T. organisations quantify the role of inappropriate data-protection as a large obstacle to a stable virtualisation implementation. Read more to find how to optimise your backup applications to meet the present protection requirements.

Six Strategies that lead to Business-Critical Virtualisation

While most organisations are able to virtualise the basic functions of its workplace, they can often hit a wall when moving beyond legacy systems to business-critical servers and applications. This report lists six proactive strategies that business specialists have cited as assisting in building a virtualised state. Find out how these strategies lead to organisations becoming the beneficiary to virtualisation.

IDC Insight: Cluster Servers in VMware Environments

Virtualisation adoption is rapidly maturing — and expectations about availability are rising as more enterprise applications enter the virtualized x86 server space. This IDC Insight survey identify the key points related to Phase 2 virtualisation adoption, which is often seen as the stepping stone to cloud computing. Click here to download.

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Why Symantec solutions for virtual environments

Symantec can help your business take critical steps in extending the benefits of virtualisation to even your most business-critical applications and build desired private cloud services on existing infrastructure that are both secure and compliant.

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Symantec addresses your concerns around virtualisation security, high availability and protecting your data.

Driving the high levels of protection and compliance you need.

Mitigate the risks introduced by virtualisation and achieve even greater protection than you thought possible in a purely physical environment. Whether you are trying to prevent unauthorized access, maintaining isolation and separation of systems, discovering and monitoring sensitive data, or consolidating log monitoring across virtual and physical infrastructure, with Symantec you can confidently accelerate your virtualisation initiatives to include even the most critical of applications and services.

Reference Architectures for Virtualisation

Organisations strive for leverage to drive down costs, improve business agility and benefit from increased automation and efficiency. In order to deliver performance, organisations compete on how best to remove the barriers of virtualisation and migrate their applications, while managing the associated complexity and risk. Read more to find how a focus of reference architecture delivers your goals.

When I.T. Hits The Road - Goodyear Singapore Tires

When Goodyear Singapore Tyres I.T. Director Teck Guan Yeo joined the company, he charged to close the gap between I.T. and the business. He undertook a number of initiatives to facilitate close alignment. Standardization has been an important focus for the team in areas such as SAP and backup and recovery. In the case of the latter, seeking to shrink backup windows and reduce storage costs, the team chose and implemented NetBackup appliances. The solution seamlessly integrates with the organization’s virtualisation strategy and moves towards the private cloud.

Securing the Road to Virtualisation and Beyond

Traditional security controls for enterprise don’t necessarily translate into the new world of virtualisation and cloud environments. When mapping out a secure virtualisation roadmap, click to find out about pave a more secure, risk free path.

Preparing for Disaster Recovery in a Virtualised World

As Virtualisation injects more complexity into what has been traditionally an intricate practice, disaster recovery often gets overlooked. The Sixth Annual Disaster Recovery Survey confirms that many virtual systems are not adequately protected, with only one in five of the respondents using replication and failover technologies to protect virtual environments. Find out how to ensure effective protection for contemporary, hybrid infrastructure.

Key Factors in Modernizing Backup and Recovery

There is a definite need for better data protection solutions in today’s enterprise data centres. The question is whether to continue with software-only backup and recovery solutions, or to make the move to a purpose-built backup appliance with de-duplication capabilities. This paper discusses the trends that have made modernizing backup and recovery an urgent priority. Click to download!

IDC Insight: The Evolution and Value of Purpose-Built Backup Appliances

This IDC report explores the increased use and adoption patterns of PBBAs, both integrated and targeted, and the utility these appliances provide to customers in their data protection processes. In addition, this White Paper illuminates the customer value that Symantec's Backup Exec and NetBackup appliances bring to the data protection and recovery process. Click for more.

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Securing the Virtual Environment

Endpoint security remains important in malware protection and hardening both virtual workloads and physical management servers. As organisations migrate business-critical workloads to the virtual data centre, security concerns arise from sharing infrastructure and must be addressed beyond endpoints. Together, using VMware vShield and integrated security solutions from Symantec, organisations can securely segment workloads.

Customers can confidently virtualize all their applications and move to the cloud with full support for application availability, better storage visibility, powerful storage optimization and the ability to bridge the gap between physical and virtual environments.

Securing the Promise of Virtualisation

For today’s enterprise, this whitepaper identifies three general areas of risk associated with risk; those that are traditionally areas of risk, the hazards that are exclusive to virtualisation and the more recent set of risks that are associated with newly formed hybrid environments. Read more to find out how to keep pace with evolving threats, quicker provisioning and dynamically mobile workloads.

Securing the Virtual Data Centre

Virtual environments need protection from top to bottom – spanning hypervisors, management consoles, and physical hosts, not just endpoints – and end to end, across these sprawling, dynamic new infrastructures. This report includes field-proven examples of how best to safeguard critical applications in growing virtual and cloud environments.

Case Study: Virtualising Wotif.com and their infrastructure

After a series of acquisitions, the online travel booking business Wotif.com was running seven data centres – each with their own policies. While consolidating their environments into one, it needed have the ability to it’s protect data and endpoints in a heterogeneous environment. Find out the company met its needs whilst making a six figure saving in its infrastructure costs.

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