Symantec today announced the latest edition of Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for enterprises along with the Backup Exec 2012, which backups in 100 percent virtualized environments.
New options of Symantec NetBackup 7.5 NetBackup 7.5 include NetBackup Accelerator to speed backups by up to 100 times while delivering "Instant Full Recovery" capability, NetBackup Replication Director to integrate NetApp Snapshots with backup, and NetBackup Search for simple search and recovery of backup data and selective legal hold.
NetBackup is available as a single integrated appliance for the data center, remote office and virtual environments.
NetBackup 7.5 features NetBackup Accelerator, which delivers 100 times faster backup with "Instant Full Recovery" through a single click in NetBackup?s management console. This gives backup administrators the speed of incremental backups with the benefits of a full backup without the overhead and cost at recovery time.
The software also includes NetBackup Replication Director to centralize management and speed the recovery of hundreds of replicated Snapshots. Replication Director leverages NetBackup's 10 years of experience with snapshots and the advanced API in Symantec's OpenStorage (OST) interface that can integrate with NetApp Snapshots and replication (SnapVault and SnapMirror) for faster backup and recovery. Replication Director gives organizations the speed of Snapshots with the centralized management and recovery capabilities of NetBackup.
Many businesses have legal risk and cost exposure resulting from over retention of backup tapes. NetBackup Search ends infinite retention by helping organizations identify what information to archive and what to delete based on relevance to legal discovery or compliance cases.
NetBackup 7.5 is powered by Symantec V-Ray, which offers X-Ray like visibility into VMware VMDK files and Hyper-V VHD files to deliver granular recovery without copying or mounting the data. V-Ray technology also enables deduplication across physical and virtual environments from a single solution. NetBackup's Virtual Machine Intelligent Policy (VIP) automatically detects and protects new, moved or cloned virtual machines and load balances backups.
Disaster recovery is simplified through Auto Image Replication (AIR). AIR automates backup and replication between multiple NetBackup domains or locations and allows users to eliminate volumes of redundant data and prioritize files that are sent over the network for disaster recovery purposes. AIR also removes the need to rely on physical movement of backup images via tape and eliminates the risk of disaster recovery not being possible due to human error.
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 will be generally available for purchase in spring 2012.
Symantec also today announced Backup Exec 2012, which perform backups in 100 percent virtualized environments and deliver cloud-based recovery. As part of the new release, Symantec transformed Backup Exec?s user interface to make it simpler. The company also expanded its technology to small businesses with Backup Exec Small Business Edition and Backup Exec.cloud.
Backup Exec Portfolio Now Includes:
- Backup Exec V-Ray Edition: Backup Exec V-Ray Edition will give virtualization architects the option of having Backup Exec technology protect their 100 percent virtualized environment and the option to extend protection to physical environments, if needed, without having to buy a separate solution.
- Backup Exec Small Business Edition: In three steps, Backup Exec 2012 Small Business Edition will install and configure backups. Backup Exec Small Business Edition will bundle Symantec's data and system recovery technology into one solution with a single license that's designed specifically for businesses with up to three servers.
- Backup Exec.cloud: As a stand-alone solution, Backup Exec.cloud provides small businesses with simple data protection through a fully secure cloud-based service that is easy to setup, manage and configure.
- Backup Exec 3600 appliance: The Backup Exec 3600 appliance is an all-in-one data protection solution pre-packaged with Backup Exec and 5.5 TB of useable disk storage (available in North America only). Protects an unlimited number of servers and applications, whether physical or virtual.
Symantec Backup Exec 2012 and Backup Exec Cloud DR option powered by Doyenz will be generally available for purchase in spring 2012 through Symantec?s network of authorized resellers, distributors and systems integrators or directly. Backup Exec.cloud is a service that was recently made available in the United States and Canada, and is now available in Western Europe.