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Symantec’s Veritas Cluster Server Featured in New Video on Outage Prevention

 New Demo Showcases Proactive Detection of Risks That Cause Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) Downtime

New York, NY (March 31, 2014) – Continuity Software™, the world’s leading provider of service availability risk management solutions, today released a technical demonstration video that illustrates the company’s unique approach for early detection of misconfigurations in Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) environments.

“Many of our customers are running critical application workloads on VCS clusters,” explained Gil Asherie, Vice President of Sales, Continuity Software.  “Outages and service interruptions are absolutely unacceptable in such scenarios. The new demo shows how our AvailabilityGuard solution is being used in Veritas Cluster Server environments as an early warning system that helps avoid such downtime incidents.”

“One of the examples featured in the video showcases a two-node, active-passive VCS cluster,” continued Asherie.  “The active node is correctly mapped to the shared storage, but the passive node is not. As a result, the affected service group and its resources will not be able to failover successfully. Thus, if the active node goes down, the cluster users will experience a serious outage. In the demo, we see how AvailabilityGuard automatically detected this misconfiguration and helped avoid a major downtime event.”

AvailabilityGuard’s risk-detection engine also checks for a large number of other Veritas Cluster Server misconfigurations and issues including: missing mount points, resource dependency correctness, service group and resource states, I/O fencing and heartbeat best practices, GCO validation (communication, replication agents, storage device groups and more), recommendations for specific VCS resources, campus cluster mirroring guidelines, Storage Foundation best practices, and much more.

The newly released demo video is available at: Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) Outage Prevention.

About Continuity Software    
Continuity Software is the world’s leading provider of service availability risk management solutions.  Trusted by many of the largest and most successful companies around the world, Continuity Software’s award-winning AvailabilityGuard software mitigates downtime and data-loss risks across the entire enterprise IT landscape, including the datacenter’s disaster recovery (DR), high availability (HA), and private cloud environments. With Continuity Software solutions, organizations can be confident that service availability, data protection and business continuity goals will be met or exceeded 365 days a year.  For further information, please visit www.continuitysoftware.com.


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PR Contact:
Nicole Gorman
Corporate Communications
Continuity Software

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