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Alex Sakaguchi | 21 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

Don’t customers hate being misled?

I know I do.  Sometimes it can be innocent…you know, like maybe the sales person wasn’t as knowledgeable as he/she could’ve been.  Or perhaps they were new.  In any case, it behooves the customer to do some homework to make sure that they are not being misled, innocently or otherwise.

 

Your homework is done.

I came across a situation recently where a customer said that a vendor told them their solution could do global deduplication the same as Symantec, but cheaper.  My first thought was wow that’s a big deal.  As you may know, Symantec deduplication capabilities built into NetBackup and Backup Exec offer customers the flexibility of leveraging dedupe at the client, server, or target, and can efficiently dedupe across workloads like physical and...

Mark_Solutions | 25 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Our place is holding some events on 27th and 28th February in the UK so i thought I would invite you all - I have added them to the events calendar but thought it may have better visibility here - hope you can come and enjoy it - here are the details:

Cognitive Network Solutions, a Symantec Data Protection Master

& Hardware Appliance Specialist partner,

would like to invite you to this must attend event.

Come and see how we can improve your Backups, Reduce Cost and Increase Efficiency.

  • NetBackup 5220 Appliance – A complete backup & recovery solution for your virtual & physical systems in a single box. Complete with built in storage, intelligent end to end de-duplication and more
  • Superior load balancing for fastest possible backup performance
  • Utilise the NetBackup Appliance to refresh your Backup Infrastructure. No more dealing with...
Jason_Dowzell | 23 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

With the ever increasing usage of disk based backup solutions, one of the questions I get asked most often is around the future of tape. There is no doubt that disk offers many benefits over tape, not least restore performance and reliability, combined with some great technical advances like deduplication. That said, does tape still have a place in modern data protection?

Rarely a week passes when I don’t talk to a customer who wants to reduce their reliance on tape. The main challenges customers experience with tape are performance, especially when backing up lots of small files, restore speed, and also reliability issues caused by media volatility and drive failures. Add to that the cost of taking tapes off-site and cycling them back on site each day and it is little wonder many want to try and reduce their reliance on the technology.
 
Disk as a backup technology has been around for many years but, in recent years, has become almost a...
Drew Meyer | 20 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Hey readers - new post about Symantec's official VMware support on the official Backup Exec and NetBackup blogs. Be careful who you trust with your data.

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...