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Symantec showcases enterprise level backup solution

22 Jan 14

Symantec has today announced the latest version of its NetBackup solution, designed to bring new functionality to protect the largest scale VMware-based environments as enterprises move to a software-defined data centre architecture.

NetBackup 7.6 is the only backup product designed for enterprise level scale, which the security solutions provider says can accommodate hundreds of thousands of virtual machines and petabytes of data while giving customers 400x faster virtual machine recovery than a standard restore.

IT organisations can now simplify and automate the protection of massive and complex physical, virtual and cloud environments that are the building blocks of a modern data centre.

Today’s IT leaders are modernising their data centres in response to the need for more agile, scalable and heterogeneous computing. At the same time, data is growing at 60 to 70 percent yearly, according to Symantec’s State of Information Report.

This growth, combined with the proliferation of virtualisation and flat or declining budgets, is forcing CIOs to address the new reality where traditional protection models are inadequate.

Modern enterprise solutions must provide faster and automated application protection, give insight into large, complicated virtual environments and provide the foundation for partners and service providers to deliver backup-as-a-service. NetBackup 7.6 delivers these benefits so that enterprise organisations can ensure a modern software-defined and fully protected data centre.

“A recent study from ESG found that improving backup and recovery, increasing server virtualisation, and managing data growth will remain some of the most important priorities for IT," says Jason Buffington, senior analyst for Data Protection at Enterprise Strategy Group.
"In addition, ESG continues to see “tolerance to downtime” shrinking, the sheer numbers of VMs per environment growing and the increasing use of snapshots in combination with (and managed by) backup systems to achieve the protection and recovery-agility that customers need.

"ESG performed hands-on testing of NetBackup 7.6 for VMware to test Symantec’s ability to meet those customer demands – and found NetBackup to exceed expectations.

"This combination of NetBackup 7.6 and VMware appears ready to deliver the protect-ability that highly virtualised large enterprises are seeking.”

NetBackup 7.6 is available now through Symantec’s channel partners or from Symantec directly.

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