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Symantec Releases Backup Exec 10d, Delivering Continuous Data Protection

  • 11 October, 2005 11:40

<p>News Release
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 11 October 2005 – Symantec, at its annual VISION Conference for IT professionals, today announced Symantec Backup Exec 10d for Windows Servers software including the Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server. The software solution eliminates backup windows, delivers the industry’s first web-based end user file retrieval functionality and offers one complete disk-to-disk-to-tape data protection solution. “Designed for Disk,” Backup Exec 10d further delivers the gold standard in Windows data protection by continuously protecting data in real-time.</p>
<p>Backup Windows: Eliminated
Traditional backups must be done during a specific window of time and involves a combination of full, incremental and differential tape backups, which can be complex and costly to manage. Today, with the pure disk technology of Backup Exec 10d, including the Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server, files are protected continuously. Simplifying management and freeing IT resources, block-level file changes are automatically captured and protected. Utilising disk-based data protection methods, data backups and restores are faster and allow for simultaneous backup of multiple servers.</p>
<p>“Downtime can strike at any time and in various forms from malicious threats, viruses and worms or natural disasters. The important point is that the data is preserved,” said to Andy Honl, senior product marketing manager for Backup Exec suite of products. “Backup Exec 10d ensures reliable, continuous disk-based backup while introducing new secure self-service data recovery leveraging Backup Exec Retrieve, the new web-based file recovery tool available with 10d. Administrators can breathe a little easier knowing Backup Exec 10d eliminates the back up window and allows them to quickly restore data using a standard web browser.”</p>
<p>Industry’s First Web-Based File Retrieval
Today, organisations ranging from banks to airlines to stock brokers are empowering their users with self-service options through web-based applications. Similarly, Backup Exec 10d through the Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server, allows end users to recover lost, corrupted or overwritten files through a standard, easy-to-use web browser. In addition, data retrieved utilising the web browser is protected by Windows security. By enabling end users to retrieve their own files without IT intervention, IT resources can focus on business critical needs in the organisation. Additionally, data is stored on disk for easy retrieval, without the need to locate, load or restore backup tapes.</p>
<p>Complete Data Protection: Just Add Data
Built on more than a decade of market-leading technology, Backup Exec 10d enables IT organisations to utilise a combination of disk and tape methods for all their backup needs. With support for continuous disk-based data protection, disk staging and traditional tape-based backup, Backup Exec 10d protects all critical files, databases and applications. Additionally, Backup Exec 10d simplifies management through integrated monitoring, allowing administrators to view backup job status and alerts.</p>
<p>Today, Symantec also announced Backup Exec 10d for Small Business Servers and Backup Exec 9.2 for NetWare, further expanding the breadth of data protection technologies to small business and NetWare environments. In addition, the company unveiled Symantec LiveState Recovery 6.0, robust bare metal system recovery, allowing IT organisations to restore systems anytime, from anywhere, to any device (see related press release, issued today).</p>
Symantec Backup Exec 10d and the Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server are now generally available.</p>
<p>In addition, Symantec offers consulting, education and support services to customers migrating to Backup Exec 10d. Symantec Education Services features the Backup Exec Tech Centre, a library of concise training modules allowing customers to troubleshoot, plan their environments, learn advanced features and maximise their Backup Exec investment. Symantec (formerly VERITAS) Support Services offers a free software client download, DirectAssist, an innovative electronic support solution for Windows-based versions of Backup Exec software. DirectAssist provides efficient, convenient troubleshooting and analysis of the Backup Exec environment and can significantly reduce support resolution times. More information can be found at:</p>
<p>About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at</p>
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