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Symantec Announces 3rd Generation NetBackup Appliances

Created: 14 May 2013 • Updated: 14 May 2013 • 5 comments
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On May 6, 2013 Symantec announced the third-generation of the NetBackup Appliances:  NetBackup 5230 Backup Appliance and the NetBackup 5030 Deduplication Appliance. These enterprise appliances are changing how customers backup and recover to virtual and physical environments. 

A question I was asked by a customer at Symantec Vision 2013 was if this is the third generation of the appliances, what were the first two generations?  Here is a brief look at the history of both the NetBackup appliance series. 

  • NetBackup 5200 Series:  intelligent purpose-built backup appliances (PBBA) that combines NetBackup software, server, and storage to protect both virtual and physical environments. 
  • NetBackup 5000 Series:  target deduplication appliances that offer content aware, end-to-end data deduplication.

 

 

NetBackup 5200 series

NetBackup 5000 series

First Generation

NetBackup 5200 Backup Appliance

  • Released:  January 2011
  • 4U form factor
  • 32TB usable capacity
  • Integrated backup software and deduplication

NetBackup 5000 Dedupe Appliance

  • Released: September 2010
  • 4U form factor
  • 16TB usable capacity
  • Enables global deduplication storage pool

Second Generation

NetBackup 5220 Backup Appliance

  • Released: August 2011
  • Modular controller (2U) and storage (3U) form factor
  • 4TB to 36TB usable capacity
  • Included connectivity and capacity options

NetBackup 5020 Dedupe Appliance

  • Released: January 2011
  • 4U form factor
  • Expanded capacity offering to 32TB usable capacity
  • Introduced more I/O connectivity options

Third Generation

NetBackup 5230 Backup Appliance

  • Released: May 2013
  • New hardware platform delivers greater     performance
  • 4TB to 76TB usable capacity
  • More connectivity options
  • Greater reliability, availability, and serviceability

NetBackup 5030 Dedupe Appliance

  • Released: May 2013
  • Modular controller (2U) and storage (3U) form factor
  • New hardware platform delivers greater performance
  • Greater reliability, availability, and serviceability

 

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NetBackup Backup Appliance: 5200 model                            NetBackup Backup Appliance:  5230 Model     

 

As seen from the chart and images above, the NetBackup appliances have undergone significant changes over the years; from a fixed configuration with set capacity, to a modular design with variable capacity and connectivity options. The NetBackup 5030 Deduplication and 5230 Backup Appliances continue the great tradition of offering next generation hardware designed for increased reliability, availability, and serviceability – purpose-built for backup and recovery and ready for future NetBackup releases. 

Built on the strength of NetBackup 7.5 software, these enterprise class appliances continue to lead the integrated purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market offering solutions to lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and higher levels of reliability. 

For additional information on the newest NetBackup Appliance family members, refer to the:

 

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Morten Seeberg's picture

The 5220 goes from 4->36->72/76TB with 2 shelves?

Did you restore something today?

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Phil Wandrei's picture

Yes, the NetBackup 5220 scales to 76TB usable capacity. 

The system starts at 4TB, and up to two (2) expansion storage shelves may be added, which come in either 24 or 36TB capacities.  Maximimum is 76TB usable capacity. 

When talking about capacity, note that the maximum deduplication pool size is 64TB. 

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Morten Seeberg's picture

I know, just wanted to give you the chance to correct the comparison in your post :-) which states 36Tb as a maximum.

Did you restore something today?

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Phil Wandrei's picture

Thanks for the clarification. The NetBackup 5220 did have a 36TB maximum when it was originally released and has since expanded to the current maximum of 76TB. 

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Itegral's picture

Is there any way to upgrade 5230 B to 5230 D?

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