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Symantec Operation Readiness Tools (SORT) turns 5 years old!

Created: 25 Oct 2012 • Updated: 11 Jun 2014
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"Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) is a set of Web-based tools that supports Storage Foundation and NetBackup products.

SORT automates and simplifies some of the most time-consuming administrator tasks. It is designed to help you, the system administrator, identify risks in your data centers and improve operational efficiency, enabling you to manage the complexity associated with data center architectures and scale." - [Courtesy : SORT Website]

Way back in October 23, 2007, one of the Storage Foundation customers uploaded the first Install Assessment report to SORT.

Today, after 5 years, the SORT user community has grown in leaps and bound numbering to thousands of customers and partners.  Together, we've run tens of thousands of Install assessment, Risk Assessment and Product deployment reports.

Based on continuous feedback and on lines of adding more value, SORT continues to add new services.

Most recently SORT added a new feature : HCL Central (

Hardware Compatibility Lists (HCLs) are historically only released as PDF documents.  With this new functionality on SORT, a user can see an on-line, customized view of Storage Foundation product related HCLs.  HCL Central can be used to quickly view supported hardware and associated features based on a hardware component, a Storage Foundation release, and/or an Operating System platform.

Visit SORT at to see why many Symantec customers continue to find value in the site.

Here's to the next five years!