Symantec releases Backup Exec 2012

Symantec announced Backup Exec 2012 to help users eliminate complexity, perform backups in 100 percent virtualized environments and deliver instantaneous and cloud-based recovery through a single solution.

Symantec transformed Backup Exec’s user interface and configurability to provide a significantly simpler customer experience. Symantec is also expanding its leading technology to small businesses with Backup Exec Small Business Edition and Backup Exec.cloud, enabling growing organizations to back up their information in three simple steps in less than 10 minutes.

“Backup is a critical part of a protection strategy, and with mounting digital assets and shrinking IT budgets, growing organizations need to find a way to keep costs down without compromising availability of their information,” said Amit Walia, vice president, Information Management Group, Symantec. “With close to two million businesses worldwide trusting in Symantec Backup Exec, it is our responsibility to help IT professionals and small business owners become backup heroes.”

Backup Exec 2012 will deliver the following benefits:

Eliminate backup complexity with a new administration console: A newly redesigned administration console will provide users with fast, concise management, simplified experience, and monitoring capabilities. The new user interface will also automatically configure the policies and settings to allow for quick configuration of systems and protection of data and applications with minimal effort.

Unite virtual and physical: Powered by Symantec V-Ray technology, Backup Exec 2012 enables visibility across both virtual and physical environments for fast and backup and recovery while eliminating the need for specialized point products. It will also provide true single file recovery, deduplication and backup management for VMware, Hyper-V or physical servers in a single product enabling significant storage and management savings.

Integrated disaster recovery: With Backup Exec’s integrated bare metal and “no hardware disaster recovery,” organizations will be able to easily recover a failed system to a physical server, or to a Hyper-V or VMware guest. Backup Exec’s recovery capabilities enable granular restore of entire virtual machines, single files, Active Directory objects, Exchange Emails, or SharePoint Documents from any single-pass physical, VMware or Hyper-V backup.

Recovery in the cloud: As part of the continued expansion into cloud technologies, Symantec will add Backup Exec Cloud DR Option powered by Doyenz to enable customers to leverage cloud Recovery as a Service (RaaS) for planned and unplanned system recovery in the cloud. Focused on Backup Exec customers, the service will initially be available in the United States and will focus on rapid recovery for VMware environments.

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Symantec releases Backup Exec 2012