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TMCNet:  Symantec NetBackup Tackles Data Growth, Performance and Virtual Sprawl as Customers Transition to the Modern Data Center Backup Offering Brings Comprehensive Protection While Providing Up to 400x Faster VM Recovery

[March 05, 2014]

Symantec NetBackup Tackles Data Growth, Performance and Virtual Sprawl as Customers Transition to the Modern Data Center Backup Offering Brings Comprehensive Protection While Providing Up to 400x Faster VM Recovery

(African Press Organization (APO) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, March 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) (http://www.symantec.com) today announced the latest version of its NetBackup solution, bringing new functionality to protect the largest scale VMware-based environments as enterprises move to a software-defined data center architecture. NetBackup 7.6 is the only backup product designed for enterprise level scale, which 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 organizations 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 center.


Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/symantec-1.png Today's IT leaders are modernizing their data centers 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 (http://www.symantec.com/about/news/theme.jsp?themeid=state-of-information). This growth, combined with the proliferation of virtualization 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 organizations can ensure a modern software-defined and fully protected data center.

New Feature Highlights: • 400x faster recovery of VMware vSphere virtual machines by booting directly from backup storage, compared to the hours or days that could be required for a traditional restore. The solution's NetBackup Instant Recovery for VMware environments allows customers to increase productivity and performance by powering on virtual machines from within NetBackup, making them 100 percent available in vSphere during the restore.

• NetBackup Accelerator for VMware eliminates the need for full backups by leveraging integration with VMware Changed Block Tracking. The result is a complete, automated backup that is 35 times faster than traditional approaches, allowing customers to increase performance without compromising budget.

• Customers can protect 300 virtual machines in 300 seconds, proactively backing up and recovering data with NetBackup Replication Director for VMware by leveraging NetApp array-based snapshots to protect virtual environments without giving up recoverability.

• Additional features include multi-tenant hosting options for channel partners and managed service providers to improve scalability; and automated disaster recovery from a physical to a cloud platform to ensure data is always protected and available.

Availability NetBackup 7.6 is available now through Symantec's channel partners or from Symantec directly. Symantec customers with current maintenance contracts can download the new version here: https://fileconnect.symantec.com. The updated NetBackup 5230 appliance is also available now with 14TB of capacity and NetBackup 7.6 software pre-installed. For additional information on NetBackup 7.6 or the NetBackup 5230 appliance, please visit http://www.symantec.com/netbackup.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Symantec Corporation.

Media contact: Katie Beck Katie_Beck@symantec.com +971 55 300 61 22 About Symantec Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) (http://www.symantec.com) is an information protection expert that helps people, businesses and governments seeking the freedom to unlock the opportunities technology brings – anytime, anywhere. Founded in April 1982, Symantec, a Fortune 500 company, operating one of the largest global data-intelligence networks, has provided leading security, backup and availability solutions for where vital information is stored, accessed and shared. The company's more than 21,500 employees reside in more than 50 countries. Ninety-nine percent of Fortune 500 companies are Symantec customers. In fiscal 2013, it recorded revenues of $6.9 billion. To learn more go to http://www.symantec.com or connect with Symantec at: go.symantec.com/socialmedia.

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