Symantec Enhances CommandCentral

Enhancements to Veritas CommandCentral, a storage optimization suite that helps organizations stop buying storage and reduce opex

December 16, 2008

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CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced enhancements to Veritas CommandCentral, a storage optimization suite that helps organizations stop buying storage and reduce operational costs. Veritas CommandCentral Storage now includes new agentless capabilities which speed time-to-value -- helping customers reduce storage capital costs by increasing storage utilization and control demand by mapping storage consumption to business applications. By gaining this critical insight, customers can typically stop purchasing storage for a year or more by utilizing existing storage assets while continuing to meet application service levels.

Veritas CommandCentral Storage Change Manager, a new addition to the CommandCentral family, is an agentless solution built on the proven CommandCentral platform. Complementing the capital cost savings of increased storage capacity delivered by CommandCentral Storage, Storage Change Manager lowers operational costs for enterprises by proactively managing change that can negatively impact application availability.

"With the introduction of storage change management and agentless functionality in CommandCentral, Symantec sets a new standard for storage management solutions in terms of comprehensiveness and ease of deployment," said Ronnie Altit, general manager of Data Centre Solutions at Dimension Data -- a key Symantec partner. "CommandCentral is a central element of our storage optimization initiative to give customers an end-to-end view of their datacenter and help them reduce costs by increasing utilization and storage consolidation."

CommandCentral is the first complete storage optimization suite that integrates traditional storage resource management with storage change management functionality. Fully compliant with the industry standard SMI-S specification and deeply integrated through vendor APIs, CommandCentral has no hardware agenda and continues its industry leading scalability and support for heterogeneous physical/virtual server and storage environments including VMware ESX virtual environments. CommandCentral gives organizations a more comprehensive, cost-effective, and proactive alternative to using traditional tools such as element managers, point products, and spreadsheets, by providing centralized visibility and control over their storage environment.

Symantec Corp.

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