Symantec releases Veritas Virtual Infrastructure

Symantec Corp has announced new server software aimed at managing store capabilities for virtual environments.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based security vendor said Veritas Virtual Infrastructure will effectively manage storage in large scale, x86 production environments by combining Veritas Storage Foundation storage capabilities with Citrix Systems’ XenServer virtualization technology. Symantec said Veritas Virtual Infrastructure uses the flexible, open architecture of Citrix XenServer to deliver reduce storage costs, increased storage utilization, and added control over virtual servers and storage environments.

“With Veritas Virtual Infrastructure, Symantec is delivering trusted, proven enterprise-class storage management to x86 virtual server environments,” Rob Soderbery, senior vice president of Symantec’s Storage and Availability Management Group, said. “The integration of Veritas Storage Foundation with Citrix XenServer is a significant step to enable IT organizations to manage storage in their x86 virtual server environment with all the same capabilities of a physical environment. Additionally, we plan to extend our leading storage management capabilities to other virtual environments including Microsoft Hyper-V and Sun xVM.”

The product also uses a distributed volume manager, designed to deliver advanced storage management capabilities for virtual servers. It is expected to be generally available later this fall with a starting price of US$4595 per 2 socket server.