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Symantec releases Backup Exec 2010, NetBackup 7

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NEW YORK, USA: Symantec Corp. announced the release of Backup Exec 2010 and NetBackup 7.

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Way to more with data dedupe

Backup Exec 2010 offers integrated data deduplication and archiving technologies and is the first back-up and recovery solution to offer granular recovery of Microsoft Exchange, SQL and Active Directory in VMware and Hyper-V environments from a single pass backup.

Backup Exec also adds new support for Microsoft Windows 2008 R2, Hyper-V R2, Exchange 2010, Windows 7 and VMware vSphere 4.0.

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Backup Exec 2010 is the first backup and recovery software solution to deliver granular recovery for virtual Microsoft applications from a single pass backup.

The latest release of NetBackup enables organizations to simplify information management while reducing data stores and network traffic by integrating deduplication everywhere -- at the client, media server and on third party hardware appliances -- thus reducing overall costs. NetBackup also delivers complete virtual machine protection to increase back-up and recovery speeds of data within virtual environments and adds new backup replication for fast, cost-effective disaster recovery.

Pat Hanavan, vice president, Symantec Information Management Group, said: "Organizations of all sizes are struggling to effectively manage information growth, particularly as they leverage virtualization technologies, creating new backup and recovery complexities. Deduplication and archiving have primarily been enterprise-class technologies, but Backup Exec 2010 brings them to the masses to solve difficult IT challenges in an extremely simple and easy to use solution."

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Deduplication Everywhere

Backup Exec 2010 offers a flexible approach to eliminating duplicate data without adding complexity.

With NetBackup 7, Symantec delivers on its data deduplication everywhere strategy to help organizations reduce overall storage consumption in physical and virtual environments by adding data deduplication technology into the backup client and at the media server

Backup Exec offers integrated deduplication technology at the client/source and media server, in addition to integrating with third-party deduplication appliances through the Symantec OpenStorage Technology (OST) program.

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Deduplication allows organizations to dramatically reduce backup storage costs by consolidating and re-using existing storage resources, and client-side deduplication minimizes back-up windows and reduces network utilization by up to 90 percent.

Backup Exec 2010 will also allow organizations to easily automate deduplicating back-up sets from one media server to another over a WAN to reduce data across larger distributed environments, such as remote offices for disaster recovery purposes.

With integrated deduplication, smaller remote offices will be able to replace local tape-based backup with an off-site backup plan that targets a central Backup Exec media server or central NetBackup PureDisk environment, minimally impacting the network.

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Unified Archiving

Backup Exec 2010 integrates two new archive options to provide unified backup and archiving for Windows file systems and Exchange environments by archiving data from the backup copy, rather than separately pulling data from the source.

Powered by Symantec Enterprise Vault archiving technology, administrators can easily and more efficiently manage their data lifecycles by setting automated retention periods to migrate older, less critical data over time to less expensive storage environments.

The archive options help optimize Exchange and File Server performance by eliminating redundant data at the server to further free up storage space, keep storage at predictable levels and reduce backup windows.

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