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AbdulRasheed | 15 Nov 2012 | 1 comment

Thank you for attending Symantec webcast Take VMware vStorage APIs to the Limit with Unrivaled Data Protection. The recording of this webcast will be available soon. I am documenting the questions asked during the webcast and respective answers below. The names are withheld for privacy reasons. 

 

 

1. We're seeing snapshots not being removed after the backup operation is finished. Issues?
 
NetBackup’s bpfis program is executing creation and deletion of hypervisor level snapshots using VADP (vStorage APIs for Data Protection) APIs. The snapshot deletion issues occur mainly because of hiccups within the ESXi stack. For example, the backup was too long (or there were too many snapshots at the same time) that resulted in near 100% space consumption. The best way to verify what had happened is to look at vSphere client for the events associated with the virtual machine(s) in question...
Kyle Drake | 11 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

So I just finished up VMworld in San Francisco week before last, and I was amazed at how many different products were out there to enhance customers’ virtual infrastructures, whether their data centers were on premise or “in the cloud”.  There were many monitoring and reporting products, partner companies looking to relieve the burden for customers to manage their virtual projects, and of course many products that provide backup and recovery capabilities for critical virtual machines.  I think there were 4 or 5 that claimed they were “#1 in VM backups”.   I haven’t seen so much confusion on who’s number 1 since college football introduced the BCS!

What was clear was that the companies touting “#1” were all point product solutions specifically for VM backup and recovery.  These solutions solely focus on the virtual machines themselves, with a little integration to VMware’s management...

Kyle Drake | 18 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

In today’s data-center protection world, nothing is more confusing or nebulous than phrases that mention “complete backup solution”.  A complete backup solution could be defined as any product that just gets your data off to tape or disk, period. Nobody ever said “restore” (sorry TSM), let alone other necessary functionalities.   But as we know, there are plenty of other aspects and features that define a comprehensive data protection solution, so how do we determine which vendors have the best strategy to provide the customer a proven product that differentiates themselves from the others?

There are two schools of thought here:

  1. Some believe in a unified and home-grown platform that encompasses all functionalities such as backup and recovery, archive, replication, Storage Resource Management and search.  The strategy here is that a...
barnaby_wood | 19 Jun 2012 | 0 comments

Apples weren’t my thing a couple of years ago. It was all a bit too predictable. You could tell the guy on the train who was going to get a Mac out of his laptop case – it was ‘a certain type.’ Now it seems I have become one of those types. It’s ok these days because every second person has an Apple product of one type or another. I’m hopeful that fact prevents me from being part of that once-predictable crowd.

For me it started with a phone. I had two Blackberries over a period of two or three years and they served their purpose really well. I was a huge fan. Then one day, the whole RIM-outage-no-mobile-email-reboot-it-every-so-often thing just became too difficult. It turned out that in my job (for which mobile communication is important) having to do all those extra bits and pieces you have to do when you own a Blackberry, we’re getting in the way of actually doing my job. Landing in another country for a one day meeting and...

Tmullen | 10 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

The Symantec NetBackup™ Platform with V-Ray technology simplifies and unifies the protection of your informationdriven enterprise by automating advanced technologies and standardizing operations across applications, platforms, and virtual and physical environments. NetBackup with V-Ray
provides patented visibility into virtual machines and applications across physical and virtual servers, and optimizes deduplication data streams for fast and efficient backup and recovery.

Kyle Drake | 02 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Did you know that one of our largest competitors in the backup and recovery space leads with Symantec’s NetBackup as their managed offering?  Symantec is unique in that our biggest competitors are some of our biggest partners, because they understand the value and flexibility our software provides their customers.   Now with the ever increasing complexity of their customers backup environments that they are forced to manage, the enhanced features of NetBackup 7.5 that alleviate current backup pain points and streamline many of the day to day backup processes, have never been more warmly received.  Here’s a list of some of the features that look to make growing our business together very promising:

 

-A.I.R (Auto Image Replication)--With NetBackup’s optimized duplication mixed with Open Storage Technology and Storage Lifecycle Policies, users can hand-off over an internet connection, a full backup image already cataloged and...

Dean Bliss | 10 Jan 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec is on the verge of launching two of the biggest product releases for Backups.

The goal: To make backups faster and easier than ever before.

Learn more here: http://www.betterbackupforall.com

SeanRegan | 09 Jan 2012 | 0 comments

 

Why Roseville?

We started the NetBackup and Backup Exec launch sequence this week with the release of the Countdown to Better Backup Calendar. This was modeled after the idea of an Advent Calendar. Every few days we will open a new window to reveal a new feature of the launch calendar leading up to the product launch. As part of the launch effort each square on the calendar will open in a different city worldwide. This helps us reach our customers and partners in cities around the world and it gives us a chance to bring together all the people who have worked on the release.

Often in marketing it is hard to deliver technical information to the end customers. Everyone is busy, and there is so much noise online it is hard for product announcements to reach customers. One just needs to post a question on LinkedIn asking...

Dean Bliss | 16 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

IDC approached Symantec, unsolicited, for a briefing on V-Ray. They were looking to create an Insight Report for their customers as they had so many inquiries around V-Ray. You’ll find this to be a very comprehensive and technical write up that shows NetBackup’s leadership in virtual machine protection with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V.

http://idcdocserv.com/230790

barnaby_wood | 28 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

In a coupe of days time I will have been looking after Backup Exec in some shape or form at Symantec for eleven years. Sales, pre-sales, regional technical leader and now as Subject Matter Expert. In that time I've known software and that's it, really. Certainly, like any pre-sales guy I could make the hardware do useful stuff but it was software driven.

 

So what's with backup appliances? Software and hardware in one go. Some time ago Symantec launched the first NetBackup appliance and with a series of appliances now available it seems that the business is going from strength to strength. But It's not like e-mailing a license key or buying boxed product software. There are incredibly slick processes being running in the background managing the logistics and I'm in awe of the people who make it happen. I'm lucky enough to call some of them friends. They do the hard work so you don't have to; but more of that later.

 

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