TechTarget’s SearchDataBackup.com published an article this week comparing backup software and their integration with VMware. Symantec's market leading data protection solutions NetBackup 6.5 and Backup Exec 12.5 were both included, along with four other solutions from multiple vendors. The article highlights NetBackup, “Of the products, Symantec's NetBackup seems to have the best integration with VMware and provides many advanced features.”
Here are a few key points from the coverage:
"Quick tip: Symantec Veritas NetBackup 6.5 integrates very tightly with VMware to improve efficiency and has advanced integration features to allow for easy restores and reduced storage requirements."
"Backup Exec integrates with VirtualCenter and ESX hosts for automated discovery of virtual machines on the host servers."
"Since virtualization is here to stay, all of these backup products will continue to improve their integration with VMware to provide more efficient backup and recovery of virtual machines as well as tighter integration with VMware's infrastructure and management applications."