Symantec, VMware team up for disaster recovery

The security and virtualisation vendors will provide support for mutual customers using VMware ESX and Veritas Cluster Server

Symantec is going to collaborate with VMware to sell its disaster-recovery products for virtual environments.

For mutual customers, VMware ESX will be integrated with Symantec's Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) disaster-recovery product. Support will be provided through TSANet, a database that participating vendors use to co-ordinate support responses, and exchange support information.

"VMware is pleased to see Symantec deliver solutions like VCS that integrate with and complement the value of VMware virtualisation," said Shekar Ayyar, vice president of infrastructure alliances at VMware, in a statement on Tuesday.

Symantec's VCS is designed to protect applications from unplanned downtime through local failover of virtual machines, or failover between clusters in a remote location. VCS is integrated with VMware vCenter, and is designed to supplement VMotionTM, used for reducing planned downtime, and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), used for active workload management.