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Symantec and VMware help customers accelerate business critical virtualization to the cloud

Symantec Corp. announced new solutions and technical integrations with VMware across its product portfolio to provide higher levels of protection for virtualized environments. Together, Symantec and VMware in the Philippines are enabling small and medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprises to use the benefits of virtualization without compromising protection.


(L-R): Vic Ciencia, Manager, Systems Engineering, Symantec Corporation; Emmanuel Portugal, Partner Business Manager, VMware Philippines; Luichi Robles, Senior Country Manager, Symantec Philippines

“œWith IT budgets that are shrinking or just holding steady in the Philippines, businesses will want to make the most of their investment in the current infrastructure. Businesses have commonly implemented virtualization in non-critical environments due to perceived obstacles such as reduced availability and performance of critical systems. But the real benefits come when enterprises move business critical applications to virtual or cloud environments,” Luichi Robles, senior country manager for Symantec Philippines said at a press briefing held in Manila in conjunction with The Next Step in Virtualization event, a collaboration between Symantec and VMware.

He added, “œAs leaders in security and virtualization respectively, Symantec and VMware are working together to help customers in the Philippines accelerate their move to the cloud with confidence. Symantec’s deep integration with VMware enables companies to take advantage of the productivity achieved with virtualization and the cloud without compromising protection.”

Emmanuel Portugal, VMware Philippines’ partner business manager said, “œSymantec demonstrates an ongoing and consistent commitment to supporting VMware cloud infrastructure and provides valuable resources for organizations looking to expand their virtual environments and move to public, private and hybrid cloud environments. Smart integrations in security, backup and storage solutions create an opportunity for organizations to securely pursue the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing.”

IT administrators are seeking flexible solutions to help accelerate virtualization as a first step in moving toward a cloud service delivery model. Symantec can address this transition with leading solutions now tightly integrated with VMware cloud infrastructure. As companies move business critical applications from physical to virtual, Symantec can help to:

  • Provide deeper visibility and control of virtual applications
  • Reduce impact on performance due to backup and recovery operations while increasing protection effectiveness
  • Execute high performance security and compliance trusted across virtual and cloud infrastructures
  • Improve application storage performance and availability

As virtualization evolves to private clouds and customers begin adopting a multi-hypervisor strategy, IT organizations can no longer rely on point products to meet their data protection needs. “œOrganizations small and large need a holistic protection strategy, a single platform or solution, to handle the variety of data types and workloads as opposed to integrating a number of disparate point solutions, which proves to be costly and time consuming,” said Dave Russell, vice president of Storage Technologies and Strategies, Gartner.

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