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Backup Exec 2014: “The Backup and Recovery Gold Standard”

Created: 02 Jun 2014 • Translations available: 简体中文
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Backup Exec 2014: “The backup and recovery gold standard”

We are very excited that we announced general availability for Backup Exec 2014 today. This release delivers the protection you need for your virtual and physical environments.

When we began development of Backup Exec 2014, we started by talking to you – our valued customers and partners from all around the world. As a result, this is the release you asked for.

You told us your ideal solution would offer:

  • Powerful backup and restore performance
  • Flexible and broad platform support
  • An easy-to-use user interface and seamless migration capabilities

And, this is what we’ve delivered with Backup Exec 2014. We kept what you love about Backup Exec and then made sure it does exactly what you need it to do today and in the future.


Backup Exec 2014 offers a powerful backup and recovery, providing up to 100%[1] faster and more reliable performance than previous versions of Backup Exec, including backups of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines. This increase in performance is reason alone to upgrade to Backup Exec 2014.


Backup Exec 2014 flexibly protects mixed virtual and physical architectures in a single solution that backs up to virtually any storage device and achieves fast, efficient, versatile recovery.


Traditional, complex and point backup and recovery solutions can be inefficient, time consuming, and expensive to manage. Through intuitive wizards and insightful dashboards, Backup Exec 2014 is easy to implement, use and manage - whether you are upgrading from a previous version or switching from an alternative solution. 

The early reviews are in …

This spring, we ran a large-scale Beta program for Backup Exec 2014 worldwide. Thousands of you registered to try it and many of you opted to run it in production. In your testing, you confirmed Backup Exec 2014 does exactly what you need it to:

  • It’s powerful - “Backup Exec 2014 is nearly 3x faster than Backup Exec 2010.”
  • It’s flexible - “Absolutely loving Backup Exec 2014 pre-release. Job monitor, multi-server jobs, Windows 8 and Windows 2012 support. Backup Exec is back! Great work.”
  • It’s easy - “I would recommend Backup Exec 2014 to a colleague. It is clean and easy-to-use.”

You’ve told us the Beta hit the mark and we’re excited for you to experience Backup Exec 2014 – or as our customer, Terry Green, IT Manager at Autochair recently called it, “The backup and recovery gold standard.”

To learn more about what’s new in Backup Exec 2014, check out today’s post on the Backup Exec blog from Brian Greene, Senior Director of Product Planning for Symantec Backup and Recovery.


[1] Symantec internal testing.