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D Thomson | 25 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

I'm going to be controversial for a minute. Will cloud actually make IT cheaper? Public cloud service providers often state that their costs are lower, using criteria such as Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) to show how they can run services more cost-effectively than the in-house equivalents.

Indeed, such providers have the benefit of scale - and can therefore negotiate cheaper deals with equipment suppliers; its also in their commercial interests to be architecting and running IT as efficiently as possible. Without a doubt, it is possible to take specific examples of workloads and demonstrate how running them in the cloud costs less than running them in-house.

Cost is a movable feast, however. If equipment already exists, under-utilised, in the data centre, it might be cheaper to use it rather than rent processor cycles from a third party. There's also the operational overhead...

Stephanie Guaman | 08 May 2012 | 0 comments

Calling all NBU, Appliance, and DLP users!  We have a few slots open today through 5.10.  Sign up to share your feedback on these products with our UX team in Conference Center 307 and we will offer you a $75 gift certificate.  Please refer to the details below.

  • NBU Appliance 1:1s: We are looking for NBU users or NBU Appliance users.  Spend 45 minutes sharing your feedback with one of our researchers, Muzayun.  Open slots available on 5.09 and 5.10 from 9am-1pm Pacific.  Interested?  Please contact Muzayun directly at 
  • 1:1s: We are specifically looking for SMB partners or customers (250 seats or less) to participate.  Spend 60 minutes with Michal, one of our researchers, to share and brainstrom ideas about services and get a sneak peak of new ones.  Sessions are...
Kyle Drake | 03 May 2012 | 1 comment

Are you one of those IT folks that believe in the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy when it comes to your backup environment?  Maybe it took a while to get the entire backup and restore procedure, tuning, policies and internal SLA’s all set and defined, and now you are content that “it’s running”.  Or, maybe you fear the unknown, downtime and complexity of the upgrade process itself, and so you “leave well enough alone”, even if it means not taking advantage of some of those nice features that caught your attention in the new release. 

Coming up next week, May 7th through 10th at Vision 2012 in Las Vegas, we can share with you what others have experienced with their upgrades, and some valuable information from the Symantec experts.

March 2012 saw the release of NetBackup 7.5 with new features such as NetBackup Accelerator, NetBackup Replication Director, and NetBackup Search. This...

Chad Bersche | 02 May 2012 | 0 comments

If you'd like to get some hands-on experience with our recently released Dynamic Multi-Pathing 6.0 for VMware, plan to attend the lab scheduled for Tuesday May 8 from 2:30 - 3:30pm in Room 124.  During the lab, you'll perform the installation of DMP for VMware onto a running ESX server with SAN attached storage.  You'll also be get the opportunity to explore DMP's integration with vCenter, allowing you deep visibility into the attached storage, array extended attributes, and visibility into I/O statistics and bottleneck troubleshooting.  By the end of the lab, you'll have experienced the ease of installation, viewed our detailed I/O statistics, and manipulated I/O load balancing policies. 

Space is available for 30 participants, so sign up early to ensure your spot.  Additionally, the technical presentation on DMP for VMware takes place the day after the lab, so don't miss the opportunity to participate in the...

Sarah Muckler | 02 May 2012 | 1 comment

This document outlines healthcare solutions and offerings from Symantec

LeslieMiller | 01 May 2012 | 3 comments

Are you attending Vision 2012 in Las Vegas? Be sure to stop by and visit us at the Connect Lounge in the Expo Hall. Besides discovering what's new on Connect, we'd love to challenge you to a Kinect game! We'll have two stations set up to extend the fun. Plus, at the end of the show we'll be giving away the 2 Xbox systems to two lucky winners. The Star Wars Special Edition Xbox will be awarded to the person who achieves the highest score on the Kinect Star Wars Dancing Mode. (In the case of a tie, we'll draw a random winner.)  If you don't light up the dance floor like a wookie in the Chalmun's Cantina in Mos Eisley, you can enter the drawing for the other game system by registering for a free account on Connect. (If you already have an account, we simply need you to verify your username with us.)

Both systems will be...

agoodnow | 01 May 2012 | 0 comments

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