Information technology today creates opportunities past generations could only dream of — new business models, new markets, and new ways to connect with employees, partners, suppliers, and customers; but the same systems that connect us also increase complexity and risk.
Symantec advisory guides, each backed by Symantec Service's history of thought leadership and successful track record of solving IT operational problems, provide advice that will help you to:
Download and read Symantec advisory guides to help you accomplish your strategic priorities.
Efficiently manage information throughout its lifecycle and derive maximum value from your information assets.
Decoding Deduplication: Guidelines, Technology Selection, and Implementation
How do you select the most appropriate approach to implement deduplication technologies to help reduce data storage requirements and enhance backup and recovery operations? This guide provides advice about why, when, and how to incorporate deduplication technologies; typical deduplication scenarios; and steps for planning a deduplication implementation.
Bringing Clarity to the Virtualization Haze
This guide provides advice about how to mitigate the complications of deploying virtualization solutions and provides additional best practices to reduce capital and operating expenses, make IT operations easier to manage and expedite deployments.
Overcoming the Challenges of Data Migration
This guide offers comprehensive and straightforward advice for project leaders on how to avoid common errors and pitfalls. Use this guide to benchmark your current approach and keep your projects on track.
Delivering an Effective Backup and Recovery Service
This 20 page guide provides an understanding of the business-criticality of backup and recovery services, an overview of the most common mistakes, advice on getting it right and case examples and an introduction to outsourced services.
Preparing for the Storm: Backup and Recovery
This guide provides an overview of the backup and recovery landscape, insight into the latest technologies available, and real-life examples of how organizations have successfully re-architected their backup and recovery solutions.
Cutting Storage Costs
So what is Storage Utility Billing? Put simply, it enables organisations to pay only for the storage they use, just like traditional utility services, while helping them maximise the potential of their existing assets. This advisory guide serves as a roadmap to help your organisation plan its journey to Storage Utility Billing, further your reputation as an innovator and sharpen your competitive edge.
Protect against the effect of planned and unplanned downtime.
Don’t Gamble with Your Recovery
This guide offers advice on how to develop a programmatic approach to information and application recovery to reduce planned and unplanned downtime and data loss.
Desperate for Space in Your Data Center?
This guide offers an alternative solution to relocation or significant re-engineering for solving the problem of space and power in the data center.
Exploiting the Benefits of Shared Computing
This advisory guide has been formulated following comprehensive research and interviews with UK organisations embarking upon or currently delivering Shared Computing infrastructures. It offers honest insight into what Shared Computing really delivers, the key stages of IT transition, and guidance on the resistance you can expect and suggested methods of addressing it.
Complex IT architectures: can deployment and management be made easier?
This guide offers advice on how to smooth the transition of emerging services to steady-state operations, make project and running costs more predictable, de-risk the process of IT change, and meet the ever-changing skill and training demands of your in-house workforce.
This guide offers advice for business and IT executives looking to save money and reduce their organization’s carbon footprint through an environmentally smarter use of IT, including actions you can take today.
Embracing Clouds, Avoiding Storms
This guide provides business and IT managers with advice and options for planning and implementing a cloud solution to improve their business processes, enable business innovation, and improve the effectiveness of their workforce.