XenSource, Symantec team for data protection, storage management

The Symantec/Xensource agreement will offer customers ability to manage servers and storage from a single product

XenSource Monday announced that it has teamed with Symantec to integrate the company’s Veritas Storage Foundation with its XenEnterprise virtualization software. The company will also develop new software called XenEnterprise HighAvailability, which will provide failover capability for servers virtualized with XenEnterprise.

XenSource Monday announced that it has teamed with Symantec to integrate the company’s Veritas Storage Foundation with its XenEnterprise virtualization software. The company will also develop new software called XenEnterprise HighAvailability, which will provide failover capability for servers virtualized with XenEnterprise.

The OEM agreement with Symantec will provide customers with the ability to manage servers and storage arrays from a single product. It will let customers optimize their storage utilization, enable dynamic multi-pathing between virtual machines and storage arrays and perform point-in-time copies of data. The features can be managed centrally by XenSource’s XenCenter management software.

Further, XenSource will test and certify XenEnterprise with Veritas NetBackup data protection and backup product. XenEnterprise supports both Windows and Linux servers.

XenSource claims to have as many as 500 customers. The company has previous relationships with NEC, Marathon Technologies, Stratus, Egenera and Cassatt, as well as with Novell and Red Hat. The company also has an interoperability agreement with Microsoft and has partnered with IBM since last fall.

XenSource integration with Veritas Storage Foundation will be available this fall in XenSource 4.0. While prices are not set yet for the product, XenSource indicates they will be higher. XenSource 4.0 will include not only the Veritas Storage Foundation capability but also live migration of data, which lets customers move a running virtual machine between two physical systems.

XenEnterprise is presently priced at $750 per dual socket server.

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