Today at VMworld® 2011,Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced the general availability of the Backup Exec 3600 enterprise backup appliances to help organizations modernize their backup infrastructures and accelerate new initiatives around virtualization with greater reliability. Symantec backup appliances can be deployed in as little as 30 minutes and help organizations protect information completely, in physical or virtual environments, and deduplicate data everywhere to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Backup Exec 3600: Visibility and content-aware deduplication across physical and virtual systems
Equipped with Symantec V-Ray technology, Backup Exec 3600 appliance provides the same unique visibility into virtual environments as Backup Exec 2010 software to allow organizations to speed recovery times and reduce storage costs. Symantec Backup Exec 3600 is the first all-in-one backup appliance with integrated client and target data deduplication for protecting virtual and physical machinesfor medium sized companies with limited IT staff. Backup Exec 3600 will support the upcoming release of VMware vSphere® 5, and is the only solution available with Backup Exec on optimized hardware and software.
Backup Exec 3600 is a simple and reliable backup appliance designed to reduce IT complexity by providing:
- Virtual server visibility:Backup Exec embedded V-Ray technology makes data and application recovery a simple process. With Backup Exec, administrators have a clear catalog view of their backup sets from which the administrator can select an entire backup set or a single object in that set and click to restore.
- Platform availability:The appliance can protect key operating systems and platforms and offers deep application and database support for faster backup and restore.
- Reduce integration complexity:The Backup Exec 3600 appliance features integrated and optimized hardware that is certified to run the latest Backup Exec 2010 software, and enables a single point for technical support. Using an advanced installation wizard, the Backup Exec 3600 appliance can be up and running in minutes.
- Total protection:Along with advanced technologies such as source and target deduplication, the Backup Exec appliances also includes Symantec Critical System Protection for total virus and malware security protection.
Backup Exec 3600 series appliances is available now in North America. Both appliances will roll out in additional countries in a phased approach over the next year. Existing Backup Exec users can repurpose existing licenses to deploy the Backup Exec 3600.
For more information, please visit the Backup Exec Appliances product page on the Symantec's website.