Huawei Symantec Unveils Virtualization Strategy, Architecture and Products at VMworld

Empowers VMware Admins to Maximize Use of Hypervisors and Take Control of Their Data Centers

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2011) - VMworld -- Huawei Symantec, a leading provider of storage, networking and security solutions, today unveiled a comprehensive strategy for optimizing its data center infrastructure for virtualized environments. Huawei Symantec will deliver best-of-breed integration with emerging management capabilities of hypervisors from VMware and other leading virtualization vendors. However, unlike major infrastructure providers that have management software which competes with hypervisors, Huawei Symantec empowers data center managers to leverage hypervisors to take control of their data centers. In support of its virtualization strategy, the company is also introducing at VMworld its Huawei Symantec PowerSteering™ architecture and Huawei Symantec PowerSteering™ for VMware 1.0 -- a suite of plug-ins that enable administrators to manage Huawei Symantec storage systems from their vCenter console.

According to virtualization expert, and popular author, Stephen Foskett, "Server virtualization is the key driver of networked storage purchases, and these new customers want devices that are tightly integrated with the hypervisor management console. The cleverest products focus on delivering capacity and performance in a way virtualization administrators understand, rather than forcing them to manage their storage arrays separately."

Huawei Symantec PowerSteering for VMware

PowerSteering is both a suite of VMware plug-ins, and an architecture which is extensible to Huawei Symantec storage, networking and security products as new VMware APIs become available. Huawei Symantec infrastructure with PowerSteering plug-ins offer VMware admins data center infrastructure with stunning performance, and a consolidated VMware-based management stack with surprising value. The linkage which PowerSteering provides from storage to VMware is transparent, and the rough "Manual Steering" previously used to manage storage is replaced by smooth "Power Steering" from a single VMware console.

About Huawei Symantec

Huawei Symantec Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei Symantec) is a leading provider of network security and storage appliance solutions to enterprise customers worldwide. A joint venture of Huawei and Symantec, Huawei Symantec combines Huawei's expertise in telecoms network infrastructure and Symantec's leadership in security and storage software to provide world-class solutions that address the ever-changing needs in network security and storage for enterprises. Huawei Symantec's focus on continuous customer-centric innovations is enabled by R&D centers distributed in Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu, and Hangzhou in China, as well as in Silicon Valley in the U.S. The company's global customers and partners are supported by sales and service centers around the world.

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