Symantec and Red Hat in extended collaboration
By Digital News Asia September 21, 2012
- Joint solutions to deliver higher availability and help organizations deploy business-critical applications
- Off-premise disaster recovery, improved storage management for multi-operating system, multi-storage data centers
SYMANTEC Corp and Red Hat Inc have announced an extended collaboration to deliver solutions that help customers deploy agile private and hybrid clouds and create highly resilient data centers. The expanded relationship spans engineering, marketing, support, and sales groups in both companies.
The new solutions will harness the power of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Symantec storage and availability solutions to deliver higher availability and help organizations deploy business-critical applications, they said in a statement.
Many organizations are adopting Linux as their platform of choice as they look for new ways to stay competitive in today’s market. They also face increasing costs with flat IT budgets.
“Many organizations … constantly need to do more with fewer resources, and often turn to adopting Linux to help deal with flat IT budgets and increasing costs,” said Alex Ong (pic), country director of Symantec Malaysia.
“Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the fastest-growing platform for Symantec’s storage management and high availability software as an increasing number of customers are deploying Linux to increase agility and stay competitive,” he added.
Together, Symantec and Red Hat offer customers a unique opportunity to help manage mission-critical solutions applicable to cloud and data center deployments through delivery of a more flexible and open environment in terms of hardware, software and operating systems.
The joint solutions will provide automated off-premise disaster recovery; improved storage management for multi-operating system, multi-storage data centers; and cost-effective failover for Oracle databases.
“Working closely together, Red Hat and Symantec offer joint customers tremendous value with an open source, secure pathway to modernize their legacy IT architectures,” said Damien Wong (pic), Asean general manager Red Hat.
“We’re pleased to expand our long-term collaboration with Symantec and bring our leading 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,” he added.