Looking at the various needs for enterprises to store and manage data, a next generation enterprise data protection solution has been introduced. Veritas NetBackup 6.5 claims to provide a platform where enterprises can reduce data loss, operating costs, backup windows, recovery time, and the data footprint for backup operations, while enhancing the manageability and in meeting internal and external compliance requirements.
The solution provided by Symantec, offers the platform to unite next-generation data protection offerings including tape, Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs), disk backup, data deduplication, Continuous Data Protection (CDP), snapshots, and replication. Besides, it includes granular recovery for critical applications and virtual machines, innovative new licensing, and pricing programs.
NetBackup 6.5 features four new capabilities that allow users to avail the advantage of the power of disk-based data protection - such as native data deduplication that can be leveraged by the entire NetBackup environment extending from desktops and laptops to remote office servers and enterprise data centers; native disk backup capabilities, which enable pooling, sharing, and backup over the Storage Area Network (SAN) to a large pool of shared disk; deep integration with intelligent backup appliances and VTLs; and heterogeneous snapshot and CDP management.
It's a solution meant for centralized, end-to-end management of heterogeneous data protection technologies. With this enterprises are expected to get the best of both worlds - unprecedented choice and flexibility to select best technologies. It'll enable enterprises to manage various vendors and technologies, which is possible by an approach to agents, policy management, recovery processes, security, backup reporting, and data catalog. It's unmatched in its support for managing and controlling a variety of advanced data protection technologies from third party vendors.
NetBackup 6.5 integrates Symantec's PureDisk deduplication technology into the core of NetBackup to ensure that redundant backup information is stored once across the entire enterprise backup environment, consolidating desktops and laptops, remote offices, and data centers. It gets integrated into the user's environment and customizes backup and recovery according to application needs. Furthermore, the solution aims to deliver a comprehensive solution for VMware protection, providing consolidated backup, granular file level, and image-level recovery from a single backup, and deduplication for VMware backups. With NetBackup 6.5, customers seem to have the choice of licensing NetBackup infrastructure on a capacity-based model (based upon the total amount of data being protected) or continuing to use the traditional per-server model.
BakBone Announces Universal Version of Enterprise Data Protection
BakBone Announces Universal Version of Enterprise Data Protection Solution for Intel-Based Macs; BakBone Follows Through on Commitment to Offer Broadest Choices for Protecting Enterprise Mac Environments
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 14, 2006--BakBone Software(R) (TSX:BKB) (Pink Sheets:BKBO), a global provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, today announced the Universal version of NetVault: Backup 7.4.2 for Intel(TM)-based Macs. Continuing in its tradition of delivering industry-leading heterogeneous products, BakBone offers the broadest choices for protecting enterprise Mac environments, with Universal Application versions now available through Apple's direct sales.
"We welcome Apple's move to Intel and have already successfully enabled our NetVault product line for deployment in Intel-based Mac computing environments," said Ken Horner, senior vice president of corporate strategy and development for BakBone Software. "BakBone's Universal Application support is a natural extension to our ongoing strategy of delivering customers the most robust, heterogeneous enterprise-class data protection solutions, as well as our commitment to supporting Apple technologies today."
"Xcode gives developers the opportunity to quickly and easily deliver Universal applications for our blazing fast new hardware," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of worldwide developer relations. "We're delighted BakBone's development of Universal applications will give users the flexibility to implement data protection strategies across a fully heterogeneous environment."
In addition to Universal Application support, NetVault: Backup 7.4.2 for Mac OS X incorporates many additional ease-of-use features and enterprise-class enhancements. These include improved Xsan management and command line interface (CLI) tools for increased reliability and centralized administration, as well as new enterprise-class features for added scalability, media management and international language support.
Building on a recent series of "Affordable Storage" events called "Data Retention & Recovery: Innovative Solutions to Meet Today's Massive Needs," BakBone and Apple continue to showcase the respective storage products to businesses worldwide, with the next series of scheduled events to be held at Emory University on June 19, Georgia Tech on June 20 and University of Georgia on June 21.
NetVault: Backup 7.4.2 for Mac OS X with Universal Application support is available today through Apple's direct sales worldwide. To learn more about BakBone and NetVault's enterprise-class data protection features, or the storage roadshow events, please visit BakBone's web site at http://www.bakbone.com/products/netvault_mac/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About BakBone Software, Inc.
BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution provider that develops and distributes heterogeneous data backup, restore, disaster recovery, replication and storage reporting software for network storage and open-systems environments. BakBone delivers scalable solutions that address the complex demands of large enterprise environments, as well as small- to medium-sized businesses. Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used by Fortune 1000 corporations and domestic and international government entities. Distributed through a select global network of strategic partners, resellers and solution providers, interested companies can learn more information about BakBone's products and services and its newly introduced IDP vision at www.bakbone.com or email email@example.com.
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