Symantec and Red Hat announce joint solutions

Symantec Corp. and Red Hat, Inc. announced an extended collaboration to deliver solutions that help customers deploy agile private and hybrid clouds along with resilient data centres.

The expanded relationship spans engineering, marketing, support, and sales groups in both companies.

Based on deployments, the new solutions will contain Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Symantec storage and availability solutions.

Paul Cormier, president, products and technology at Red Hat, said working closely together, Red Hat and Symantec offer joint customers tremendous value with an open source, secure pathway to modernize their legacy IT architectures. Long-term collaboration with Symantec should bring Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform and Symantec’s compelling technologies together to enable our joint customers with further choice and flexibility for their IT infrastructures.

One of the areas the joint team will be working on is disaster recovery. According to Symantec, Cluster Server running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux can provide off-premise disaster recovery for organizations operating over long distances, automating global failover of multi-tiered applications to any disaster recovery site. In addition, Cluster Server manages the data replication layer and provides a single-click DR experience, enabling customers to simplify their DR workflow. The solution provides non-disruptive failover testing to ensure that recovery is configured to work properly when it is needed – whether the downtime is from power loss, natural disasters or other causes.

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