Increased IT Efficiency

Increased IT Efficiency

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Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) has announced the availability of its new backup appliance – NetBackup 5220 – for the South African market, helping midsized to large enterprise organisations, remote offices and datacenters modernise their backup infrastructures and accelerate new initiatives around virtualisation with greater ease and reliability.

Deployed in minutes, Symantec NetBackup 5220 appliance enables organisations to protect information, in physical or virtual environments, and to deduplicate data across the board to improve efficiency while reducing costs.

Increase bandwidth by 99% 

“The Symantec NetBackup 5220 is an all-in-one, scalable backup appliance for midsized to enterprise organisations,” says Gordon Love, Symantec’s regional director for Africa. “These innovative solutions include Symantec’s content-aware deduplication, which can decrease backup storage up to 50 times and bandwidth consumption up to 99%, eliminating backup window problems and enabling cost-effective replication of data to other sites for business continuity.”

For many customers, the challenges with protecting virtual and physical servers have been heightened by the proliferation of different backup solutions in a single environment and the integration problems between the hardware and software. Symantec’s backup appliances deliver an end-to-end integrated backup device for servers, storage, and software.

“While many solutions require the IT team to integrate multiple solutions for tape, disk, dedupe, physical, virtual snapshots and backup, Symantec NetBackup appliances are typically installed in less than 30 minutes and deliver integrated hardware, software and dedupe storage, providing customers with simplicity and performance from one vendor. The NetBackup 5220 appliance is a modern approach to backup,” continued Love.

 A focused approach

Earlier this year, Symantec announced its new approach to delivering better backup to its customers. The company introduced groundbreaking new features to replace outdated and complicated approaches. Beyond features, Symantec is changing the market with technologies like this purpose-built appliance that unites physical and virtual backup, tackles data growth and eliminates complexity. Naturally the marriage of the purpose-built device and the NetBackup software leads to simplicity and standards, supported by a single vendor and Symantec’s strong partner community.

Symantec’s NetBackup 5220 appliance won the Backup and Recovery category in the Best of TechEd 2012 awards programme. “The Best of TechEd 2012 awards recognise companies who offer innovative products for the industry. The judges reviewed 297 products and services, of which our NetBackup 5220 secured the top honours,” concluded Love.

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