Symantec Vision Session: Winning with Dell Storage + Symantec

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Note: This is my (almost) live blog from yesterday’s session with Andrew Corcoran & Ed Casmer.

Traditional dcs are too rigid for evolving biz needs

IT has too spend most of the $$ supporting existing infrastructure, not expanding to new techs

virtualization + automation helps w costs, CapEx limits

1.2 Trillion spent annually just to “keep the lights on” (not reinvesting, getting better/more efficient)

Check out for lots of technical information.

Dell’s efficient IT strategy: Standardized, Simplified, automated plus using tech innovation that is open, capable, and affordable
that provides greater IT efficiency. Measure so TCO can be shown back to the biz.

30 – 70% of storage is typically underutilized

Rule of thumb: 1TB can add $1million to budget

Dell’s POV on storage:
Innovation through storage virtualization/automation
Eliminate fork-lift sw license renewals
Storage fabric no longer differentiates produccts
Tiered storage recoups up to 50% of your costs

Compellent Storage Center
EQL – iSCSI with DCB support

Audience question:
EQL – FS7500 Block & File level access? what access? Either CIFS or NFS
Integrates w others EQL if the software is at the latest level
Compellent – what is min block size? 512K

Symantec products that integrate with Dell Storage:
Data Protection: Backup Exec, NetBackup
Archive & Storage optimization: Enterprise Vault, backup exec dedule & archive option,
Storage management & availablity

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