On Monday July 7th Symantec announced the release of NetBackup 5230 and 5220 expanded capacity.
While this may seem like another product “speeds and feeds” announcement, it is more than that. I believe there are three (3) reasons why this release is significant:
Confirms Symantec’s commitment to NetBackup and NetBackup appliances.
Validates Symantec as a leading integrated backup appliance.
Delivers investment protection to our customers.
Don’t get me wrong, increasing the capacity is important, but the underlying message of “why this matters” is even more important.
Our Commitment to NetBackup Appliances
I started with Symantec and NetBackup appliances a little more than three (3) years ago. Back then, it seemed the competition was constantly throwing FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) as Symantec was “only a software company”, and “not in appliances for...