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Symantec Invites Channel Partners to Participate in the Exclusive Backup Exec 2012 Partner Beta Program

Created: 05 Dec 2011 • Updated: 28 May 2014 • 22 comments
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Today, we’re announcing the availability of a partner-only beta release of Backup Exec 2012 and Backup Exec 2012 Small Business Edition.  Open exclusively to Symantec’s 60,000 global channel partners, the beta release will provide partners early access to one of Symantec’s market leading backup and recovery solutions.  Symantec wants to work with our partners to help customers fix the new challenges on controlling data growth, unifying virtual and physical platforms, and simplifying backup.  

The partner-only beta release will help Symantec’s partners address the three major “C”s of most backup environments of their customers: Complexity, Cost and Chronically shrinking backup windows. Our partners have told us that they need to give their customers a simple, single application that protects both virtual and physical environments and that is easy to configure while reducing overall management complexity. Such a solution should not add another expensive tool and should help them reduce overall costs in the IT infrastructure. Finally, with ever-expanding data growth, our partners have told us they want to deliver to their customers a tool that can help them address existing backup window challenges and restore applications, files and servers quickly after a disaster.

The beta release adds new features and benefits to help our partners address new challenges for their customers:

  • Increased visibility:Virtualization has added a new layer of complexity by fragmenting backup (virtual and physical) and not allowing admins to see and manage both environments.  With V-ray technology, users have one console providing visibility across the backup environment – including both virtual and physical. 
  • Data explosion:Throughout the years, although the amount of data being backed up has exploded and a new approach is needed to effectively back up business critical data.  To address the  problem of data explosion, Backup Exec 2012 beta will help organizations meet recovery objectives by completing full backups in the amount of time incremental backups take. 
  • Disaster recovery:It takes too much time and money to rebuild physical machines.  To address the problems that exist around disaster recovery, we’ve implemented physical to virtual system recovery, which simplifies recovery if/when a disaster occurs, allowing users to create a virtual machine to replicate the physical one, allowing fast and easy recovery.
  • Backup management:As data has grown, backup strategies and management grew in complexity setting up backup as way more complicated than it needs to be.  To address this problem, we’ve implemented intelligent backup, which makes it dramatically easier to set up and manage backups by providing a simpler interface utilizing insights from millions of users. 

Also, because we know many SMBs are implementing virtualization technologies, among other innovations, we’re offering a new Backup Exec 2012 Small Business Edition which will install in less than ten minutes and with three simple steps.  The new Backup Exec Small Business Edition will bundle Symantec’s data and system recovery into one solution with a single license designed for a growing business. 

We’re excited to provide this beta release to our partners as our first step in fixing the backup problem with an end to fragmented point solutions.

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CraigV's picture

...all we need now is the sign-up link Amit wink

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Khalid H Mashayekh's picture

Hi ,

I alrady Participated on it and downloaded , installed BE2012.

 

CraigV,

this is the link   ...

https://symbeta.symantec.com/login.html

 

Regards. 

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CraigV's picture

Thanks Khaled! :)

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Ajit Jha's picture

Will surely Participate

Regard's

Ajit Jha

Technical Consultant

ASC & STS

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patriot3w's picture

thanks, will try out. but i can not find the backup exec in symbeta, any idea? 

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Dennis Jennings's picture

When I sign into symbeta BE 2012 does not show up. Is there something else I need to do?

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Swathi Turlapaty's picture

FYI...Instructions on how to participate in the BE2012 beta are available on PartnerNet.

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dudegp's picture

Let me tell you it's not easy getting the BE 2012 beta. You practically have to jump through hoops to get it! I've applied for it through ParterNet over a week ago and still haven't heard anything. You have to join a group which says will email you back in 24 to 36 hours but its been 7 days for me and haven't heard a thing. I have the Global Team, Channel Inside Sales and a Partner Program Specialist trying to find out how to get a link to download it.

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Swathi Turlapaty's picture

dudegp , Thanks for your feedback. I'm working on getting you access to the beta group asap.

 

EDIT**

Dude, you have been granted access to the Beta group. Please send a PM if you have any questions.

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John Meikle's picture

HELP. I've submitted a request for access too and filled out the beta program form, and sent an email to a Symantec Manager looking for help. The download link says you must join the beta group first.

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Swathi Turlapaty's picture

John! We need  to verify the Partner credentials before we grant access to the PRIVATE Beta group. To speed up the process, could  you please send me your Partner ID ASAP via the Connect PM portal?

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Nene's picture

Hi Swathi,

I also need the link to download the BE 2012 beta.

which partner ID do u require? Is it the login credentials or what?

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UFO's picture

I am using different credentials for the Beta Program. You should register separately for this.

STS: DLP

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satya.dms@gmail.com's picture

Hi i am working on Backup Exec on our servers i need administration guide can some one help me on this pls u can email to satya.dms@gmail.com

 

Thanks

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pkh's picture

For any version of BE, the Admin Guide is found in the BE installation directory.  It is a file called BeAdmin_en.pdf

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victor v's picture

if u donot have backup exec installed and want to read about it u can download it from below link

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC2211

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rpmonteiro's picture

Hi to All,

I registered on to site of Symantec Connect and I can´t see where I can download of Backup Exec 2012 beta.

Are someone available to help me to find that ?

Regards,

Rui Monteiro

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

 

It takes a couple of hours, and up to 2 days to get access...but you should be able to log onto the public beta site with your Connect credentials.

 

Thanks!

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jwc1972's picture

Hello

 

In the future will cirtix  xen server be compatablity with Backup exec 2010?

 

regards

CraigV's picture

Hi,

 

Not the place for this...I'd suggest adding this as an Idea (https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/backup-and-archiving/ideas) or checking in the forums. This relates to BE 2012 only...

 

Thanks!

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Backup.Admin's picture

I already download and installed Backup Exec 2012 on one Customer site, high performance with friendly interface.

 

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