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Veritas NetBackup: Product Overview and Insight

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Company Description: Veritas touts itself as a leader in multi-cloud data management. The company offers solutions for IT and business challenges "including multi-cloud data management, data protection, storage optimization, compliance readiness and workload portability—with no cloud vendor lock-in." Its products are adopted by 86% of the Fortune 500 companies. 

Product Description: Veritas NetBackup is an enterprise-class backup and recovery suite. It provides backup functionality to Windows, Linux, UNIX and Linux platforms. The solution provides unified data protection for multi-cloud, virtual and physical environments that can be globally managed from a single console. It can store data on disk, tape or the cloud. It includes new deduplication technology known as Veritas NetBackup CloudCatalyst.

Veritas NetBackup is built to protect large data center environments. It includes capabilities for virtualized and cloud-based as well as physical deployments united by a single management console. This reveals all backup and recovery activity. Consistent policies and service levels can be enforced across the enterprise.

Features:

·  Backup of cloud, virtual and physical environments
·  Non-disruptive backups
·  Backup of remote locations
·  Heterogeneous storage targets
·  DR automation
·  Built in security
·  Restores of specific files or data sets
·  Deduplication
·  NetBackup Parallel Streaming offers rapid data protection of in-demand, cloud-based, scale-out workloads and applications, such as NoSQL, Hadoop and Cassandra.

Insight and Analysis: Named as a leader in the Gartner MQ for Data Center Backup. May not be suitable for SMBs. Gartner said it has recently added Oracle integration, including rapid recovery. It is also applauded for its scalability.

However, the analyst firm expressed concern about turnover in its sales and support engineer personnel. Potential customers may choose to inquire about this.

Markets and Use Cases: Primarily for large enterprise deployments

Implementation: NetBackup features a central master server which manages backup media servers and clients.

Delivery: Software and appliances are available.

Pricing:  NetBackup Veritas delivers price quotes tailored to individual user environments.

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