Norton Ghost For Netware Reduces Total Cost Of Ownership On Netware Servers
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CUPERTINO, Calif. – Dec. 13, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC)
today announced Norton Ghost for NetWare 2.0, the fastest NetWare deployment
solution for hardware migration and PC recovery. Norton Ghost for NetWare reduces
total cost of ownership by minimizing the time administrators spend setting up,
rolling out, upgrading, and restoring NetWare servers. Norton Ghost for NetWare
is a superior server imaging, copying, and maintenance tool that can reduce
NetWare-related expenses and downtime by significant margins.
According to reports from Gartner Group and Forrester Research, MIS departments
spend 50 percent of their time installing software and performing upgrades,
accounting for a significant portion of the total cost of PC/server ownership.
Corporations spend approximately $9,000 to $12,000 per user per year on
installing, configuring, and tuning new servers as well as regularly adjusting
existing servers and network infrastructure. Norton Ghost for NetWare can help
system administrators significantly reduce network- related costs by providing an
efficient tool that clones entire NetWare disks, partitions, volumes, volume
segments, and files.
"With Norton Ghost for NetWare, we were able to convert our main enterprise
server - more than 22GBs of data which supports more than 10,000 employees - in
less than seven hours," said Mike Christiansen, senior network analyst, Baptist
St. Vincent¹s. "We saved more than 20 hours on this one server and several
thousand dollars in labor across our enterprise by using Norton Ghost for
NetWare, it was well worth it."
Manually installing a NetWare server can take several hours, and manually
installing multiple NetWare servers can add up to days and weeks. Norton Ghost
for NetWare allows administrators to set up a single NetWare server, image the
drive, and populate that image across a networked environment. With Norton Ghost
for NetWare, system administrators can install a single server in 15 minutes and
multiple servers in a day.
Using Norton Ghost for NetWare for hardware migration results in even more
dramatic savings. Because NetWare cannot recognize when additional drives are
placed in a server, manual methods of upgrading typically involve a multi-step
process requiring between two and three days per server. Costs multiply
exponentially when upgrades involve more than a single server. Manually
upgrading 20 servers, for example, can take up to 50 hours per server. With its
unique ability to resize NetWare partitions and expand NetWare volumes, Norton
Ghost for NetWare circumvents the complete reloading of NetWare on the new
hardware, thereby reducing the effort to hours rather than days.
Norton Ghost for NetWare is also an efficient disaster recovery tool.
Traditionally, when a NetWare server goes down, IS must reinstall NetWare, load a
tape backup utility and associated drivers, and restore the server from tape.
This process can take up to 15 hours. Ghost for NetWare can restore a NetWare
server in as little as 30 minutes by pulling the original image and configuration
of the server from a safe media such as another server, CD-ROM, JAZ drive, SCSI
tape, or ZIP drive.
Pricing and Availability
Norton Ghost for NetWare is available now. Pricing is based on site licenses. A
list of authorized resellers is available on Symantec's Website at
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides content security
solutions to enterprise organizations and helps companies manage and support
workforces that use computers and other mobile devices.
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