My name is Elias AbuGhazaleh and I have been involved in data protection for over 20 years. My experience with data protection started with backing data up to 3.5" floppies and QIC-80 tape drives. Yes, that was a long time ago! I have been part of the Backup Exec Engineering team for the last 7 years. It is quite obvious to see that over the past 5 years, dynamic changes in data protection have taken place. I’ve been involved with more than a handful of Backup Exec releases to date, but I have to say that out of all of them, I am most proud of Backup Exec 2012.
Backup Exec 2012 encompasses support for the market’s cutting edge technologies: virtual environments (including VMWare and Hyper-V), Cloud, Deduplication, and Simplified Disaster Recovery. This easy-to-use product can do it all. If you were to put me on the spot and ask me to choose my favorite Backup Exec 2012 feature, I would have to pick the functionality for supporting virtual environments.
Backup Exec 2012 doesn’t just stop at protecting a VM end-to-end from a single pass backup. It can also create VM replicas (vSphere or Hyper-V) of your physical servers, and you can power up the virtual replicas of these servers in seconds! Take a few minutes, grab a bag of popcorn, and watch the video, “An introduction to the new backup to virtual (B2V) and convert to virtual (P2V) features of Backup Exec 2012”. This video includes a demonstration of creating a backup job for a physical server that includes a B2V stage. http://www.symantec.com/tv/products/details.jsp?vid=1344428420001&subcategory=backupexec_2012&pid=1
I can share other capabilities of Backup Exec 2012 with you, but you’ll benefit more by seeing them firsthand. Give Backup Exec 2012 a shot and see what it can do for you. Thanks for taking the time to read!