Veritas’ NetBackup 7.7 expands virtualisation integration and delivers intelligent policy enhancements.

The enterprise-class data protection solution from Symantec’s information management business was released last month and is garnering attention for its powerful new capabilities. These include features that greatly expend the effectiveness of backup and recovery operationsd that utilise cloud storage services, adding support for new cloud providers and increasing performance by up to thirty times.

Ana Pinczuk, Senior Vice President, Backup and Recovery for Veritas, says: “Today, many enterprises are adding cloud storage to their menu of backup storage choices to gain the advantages of elasticity, agility, and OpEx pricing, or simply to reduce tape.

“NetBackup 7.7 is designed to exploit these storage alternatives in a much more optimal way, enabling IT organisations to easily incorporate cloud storage into their backup strategy, without compromise.”

This latest release of NetBackup greatly enhances the performance and interoperability of backups directed to cloud storage services such as those offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Verizon, and Cloudian.

It also introduces breakthrough integration with VMware® vSphere Virtual Volumes, Microsoft® Hyper-V, NetApp clustered Data ONTAP® (cDOT), and Microsoft SQL Server™, and delivers enhanced self-service capabilities that allow both IT and non-IT users to independently manage and control backup and recovery activities using intuitive interfaces combined with native tools.

The new cloud connector introduced in NetBackup 7.7, designed on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), is optimised to significantly improve backup and restore times for streaming and other techniques to fully utilise network bandwidth, significantly reducing backup and recovery times compared to previous releases. The new release also supports cloud gateways from NetApp and AWS using a tiered approach to replicate backup data to cloud storage.

NetBackup’s innovative Auto Image Replication (AIR) feature is also integrated with cloud services – enabling businesses to efficiently replicate catalog and backup data in a cloud environment, while efficiently preserving the de-duplicated state of backups. New Intelligent Policies for Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft SQL Server help enterprise IT organizations scale faster, increase flexibility, and provide the appropriate controls to the right people.

Veritas NetBackup 7.7 converged platform simplifies infrastructure management and has advanced automated processes and controls to protect complex physical and virtual environments.

For more information, click here to download the Veritas and SCC NBU 7.7 datasheet.

To find out more about Veritas’ industry-leading NetBackup 7.7, please contact your SCC account manager, call 0121 281 8618 or e-mail moreinfo@scc.com.