Symantec, a long time provider of storage virtualization and application availability products, launched quite a number of product updates. Including the following:
The goal of this barrage was to provide a storage and application availability platform for physical, virtual and cloud-based systems that can include just about any storage hardware, virtual machine software (hypervisor), and management tools that allow an storage administrator to see very deeply into how storage is being used, who is using it and better understand usage trends.
While the product capabilities for the processing virtualization and storage virtualization products are well established, the predictive analytics capabilities of the management tools does not live up to those offered by others. The tools are quite capable of finding and highlighting problems. The tools don't go on to analyze the operational data and suggest or implement improvements.
If your organization needs to link Windows, Linux and UNIX workloads and support them using a single storage platform, Symantec's products should be on your watch list.