Symantec Makes Windows Azure, SMB Partner Moves
Storage and security specialist Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) is extending its Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows and Veritas Volume replicator disaster recovery (DR) software platform to the Windows Azure cloud platform.
Technology from Symantec’s Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows and Veritas Volume Replicator products will form the basis for the solution, which is aimed at protecting applications as well as company data.
The platform allows real-time replication of application data, and also provides end-to-end recovery coordination from the data all the way up through the application.
The announcement marks and expansion of Symantec’s integration with Microsoft solutions — Symantec already offers disaster recovery interoperability with Microsoft platforms including Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server Hyper-V, and now Windows Azure.
In other Symantec news, the company bolstered its commitment to small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) and the channel with a new SMB-focused organization led by SMB group president Rowan Trollop.
In addition to the company’s partner program, Symantec’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) strategy offers security and backup solutions as managed services through integrations with remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms and cloud-based offerings.
According to Symantec’s recent Internet Security Threat Report, 18 percent of all targeted attacks are directed at businesses with 250 or fewer employees, and a staggering 71 percent of SMBs that suffer from a cyberattack never recover.