VERITAS Delivers Buffed-up Backup for SMBs

VERITAS Software topped off the refresh of its backup and recovery software line Monday by issuing VERITAS NetBackup 5.0 Server for mid-size organizations and remote offices.

Previously called VERITAS NetBackup Business Server, the new software package is part of the Mountain View, Calif.-based company’s utility computing strategy of tailoring software for customers’ computing resources, as required by their own spikes in traffic.

VERITAS joined the utility computing fray against rivals IBM , HP , and Computer Associates last year after acquiring application performance management provider Precise Solutions and server provisioning concern Jareva Technologies.

NetBackup 5.0 dovetails with the outfit’s new strategy by integrating with CommandCentral Service, which the company created last year to deliver software as a utility, and Data Lifecycle Manager, which provides data archiving, retention, and retrieval.

Glenn Groshans, director of product marketing for VERITAS, says the refresh is important because mid-level businesses often require software capable
of covering large scale IT environments and data centers.

“This release is about bringing enterprise strength in data protection to the mid-sized market,” Groshans told internetnews.com. “It’s geared to meet the pain points experienced in large enterprises wanting more of everything, including more resources and higher service levels.”

Groshans says NetBackup 5.0 is geared to help mid-size businesses cope with the explosion of data growth, despite their limited staff and expanding businesses.

The product provides limitless client protection and tape storage support to protect additional systems and databases. Other enterprise capabilities include disk staging, synthetic backup, and automated disaster recovery. For example, because it employs technology from VERITAS Volume Replicator, NetBackup Server automatically replicates data to a safe site.

The latest release effectively completes VERITAS’ backup and recovery refresh. It also migrates to the company’s high-end backup package, NetBackup Enterprise Server, which was refreshed last November and preserves data for large enterprises and corporate data centers. The company’s entry-level product, Backup Exec, was also refreshed in November.

NetBackup Server works with UNIX, Windows, Linux, and NetWare environments to appeal to a broad base of customer operating systems.

The software is available now and begins at $2000; customers using VERITAS NetBackup Business Server can migrate to NetBackup Server for free.

Story courtesy of internetnews.com.

Back to Enterprise Storage Forum

Clint Boulton
Clint Boulton is an Enterprise Storage Forum contributor and a senior writer for CIO.com covering IT leadership, the CIO role, and digital transformation.

Latest Articles

IBM Brings Cloud-Based Spectrum Storage to Microsoft Azure

Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud offers the same storage features and functionalities that are found in on-premises data centers.

Hitachi Vantara Eyes Hybrid Clouds with New Storage Offerings

The new lineup aims to give large enterprises and SMEs the ability to stretch their cloud environments from data centers to the edge.

Tape Storage: Security & Backup Matters

Tape storage certainly isn't dead, though few vendors work to improve it and few major enterprises talk about it. However, in the wake of...