Symantec Unveils Bigger NetBackup Appliance

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    With the amount of data that IT organizations are being asked to manage rising considerably, backing up all that data has become a significant challenge. Looking to provide IT organizations with some additional headroom, Symantec today introduced a NetBackup 5330 appliance that can store up to 229TB of data at throughput speeds that are four times faster than previous generations of the appliance using 10G Ethernet.

    The end result, says Drew Meyer, director of marketing for integrated backup at Symantec, is backup that is now two times faster, data recovery that is three times faster, and data replication that is 4.8 times faster.

    Meyer says the NetBackup 5330 appliance is a core element of the company’s overall approach to software-defined data protection. Rather than requiring IT organizations to acquire and manage separate backup and recovery systems to handle physical and virtual servers, Meyer says NetBackup provides a single platform for managing data protection across the data center.

    Symantec NetBackup 5330

    There’s no doubt that managing backup and recovery has become more complex. As the amount of data that needs to be backed up grows, IT organizations become hard pressed to meet both recovery time and recovery point objectives.

    Obviously, a much more nuanced approach to managing backup and recovery is often required. But it doesn’t hurt to have a bigger backup and recovery appliance to provide a bit of leeway in terms of actually achieving those recovery objectives.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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