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Symantec NetBackup provides customers with a flexible information management approach
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. â€“ September 7, 2010 â€“ Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced NetBackup 5000 deduplication appliance and cloud storage for NetBackup and Backup Exec to help organizations reduce their data storage footprint and more effectively leverage cloud-based data storage services. These new delivery models provide organizations with the flexibility to manage their information in a way that makes the most sense for their environment, through software, appliance or a cloud-based solution.
Symantec NetBackup 5000 is the latest release in Symantecâ€™s Information Management Strategy to help organizations protect information completely in physical or virtual environments while deduplicating data everywhere, bringing it closer to information sources to reduce storage.
Symantec NetBackup 5000 is a scalable deduplication solution that offers operational simplicity in an appliance form factor. With the versatility to provide source or target-based deduplication, the appliance increases backup performance, optimizes backup bandwidth utilization and reduces storage costs. By eliminating duplicate data, Symantec NetBackup 5000 offers an organization up to 50 times more storage savings than using a traditional backup solution, allowing for cost-efficient long-term retention of data on disk and faster and more reliable backup and recovery.
â€œMost businesses are seeing their data stores grow by about 50 percent annually and the impact of storage costs has pushed IT departments to their limits,â€ said Brian Dye, vice president of product management, Information Management Group, Symantec. â€œBy extending the benefits of Symantec NetBackup through appliance and cloud delivery models, we are helping our customers reduce complexity and cost without putting an organizationâ€™s infrastructure, information and intellectual property at risk.â€
Symantec NetBackup 5000 Appliance Benefits:
NetBackup Cloud Storage
NetBackup Cloud Storage combines Symantec NetBackup with Nirvanix cloud storage services to deliver a reliable and simple way to drive down information management costs and utilize the cloud for disaster recovery. Symantec has extended its OpenStorage API to the cloud, enabling integration between Symantec software and the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network (SDN) to deliver an automated and policy-based backup and recovery solution. Custom connectors for NetBackup allow administrators to manage cloud storage for backup and recovery as easily as on-premise storage with the lower costs delivered by cloud storage. Businesses can also establish the cloud as a new storage tier or as a secondary off-site location for disaster recovery.
Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network (SDN) is a fully-managed, secure cloud storage service. The SDN intelligently stores, delivers and processes storage requests in the best network location, providing the optimal user experience. The SDN is comprised of standards-based access to integrated services, powered by Nirvanixâ€™s patent-pending proprietary technology and infrastructure.
Symantec is scheduled to release a custom connector for Backup Exec before the end of its fiscal year 2011, allowing mid-sized organizations to benefit from a cloud-based backup and recovery solution.
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Symantec NetBackup 5000 is available now in select countries worldwide. The NetBackup connector for Nirvanix is available now globally and the Backup Exec connector for Nirvanix is scheduled to be available before the end of Symantecâ€™s fiscal year 2011.
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Symantec helps organizations secure and manage their information-driven world with storage management, email archiving, backup & recovery solutions.
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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