BE or SSR?
Hello there! I am in a bit of a strange situation : my colleagues and I are being fired, but as it happens I don't mind. However this means a lot of changes for the association I work with and amongst others, they are being sold new hardware, new software, the works.
Since I'm still here, my input is required and I do intend to provide it to the best of my abilities. This is where you come in!
The company who's gonna take over my role is selling us a nice virtualised server, and with it, they want to install Symantec Server Recovery (if I'm correct). However we already own a license for Backup Exec 2010, for our existing server. Since the server will not be used anymore, I reckon we could just use the license on the new server, possibly installing a new module to manage virtual machines recovery and such (the new server will be have several virtual machines running on it, unlike our current install which is pure physical).
The IT company selling us the whole thing argues that Backup Exec is "not compatible" yada yada... I reckon they are just used to SSR and don't want to have to deal with Backup Exec, which frankly I can understand given how complicated it is. I've to admit I'm woefully underqualified with Backup Exec, so I don't have the confidence to counter their claims properly and I'd like to be able to do so to avoid the association wasting money.
Anyway, so the question is, what can SSR do that Backup Exec can't? Is there any reason to buy a full new software when giving BE an upgrade would suffice?
I've perused the site and forums, but frankly I'm overwhelmed and running out of time, given my situation (I'm going away next week). So thank you kindly for any pointer in the right direction.