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Symantec Spews Software In Vegas

Symantec will turn on the fire-hose at its annual Vision event in Las Vegas today, announcing a storage virtualization combo with Citrix, an overhaul of NetBackup, and a CDP offering based on technology from its Revivio acquisition.

First up is Veritas Virtual Infrastructure, which essentially ties Citrixs XenServer hypervisor to Symantec‘s Storage Foundation management software.

”This is a bundle for end-users,” says Rob Soderbery, senior vice president of Symantec’s storage availability and management group. “We provide a management layer that integrates these two pieces together in a single management console.”

The exec explained that Symantec is attempting to plug a gap in the market with Veritas Virtual Infrastructure (which the vendor is describing as VxVI -- for some reason adding an extra "x").

”Existing server virtualization, whether it’s XenServer or VMware, does a pretty poor job of providing block storage functionality,” he says. “We have taken all the know-how in Storage Foundation and integrated that with Xen to provide that capability.”

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