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Peter_E | 13 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

In Love With Integrated Backup Appliances

By 2017, the purpose-built backup appliance market is estimated to be $6B in size (based on projections from IDC), essentially the same size as the enterprise backup software market.  The clear emergence of a new parallel market started in 2009 when enterprise backup & recovery software was a $3 billion market.  That same year, EMC outbid NetApp to acquire Data Domain a close Symantec technology partner selling deduplication disk appliances for $2.4 billion (80% the size of the total software market). At that time Symantec had 30% of the backup & recovery SW market and EMC had 12% (according to IDC Software Tracker – Data Protection Segment). The success of Data Domain appliances reflected changes in customer behavior as they made a transition from tape to disk, to simplify backup. As the market leader in...

AbdulRasheed | 26 Aug 2011 | 18 comments

There was a request from Rizwan to explain how NetBackup for VMware works.  Several votes and comments later, I came to know about it from a technical support engineer who had pointed me to that post. We hear you loud and clear, we are looking into getting more details in NetBackup for VMware System Administrator’s Guide. While we wait for a formal documentation update, I thought I better write a set of blogs on what was requested by the community. So here it goes.

  Let me not repeat what is already there in the manual. If you are new to NetBackup for VMware, I would strongly recommend going through NetBackup for VMware System Administrator's Guide for an introduction.

   For this discussion let us assume that the NetBackup master server, media server and VMware backup host are three different systems. Also let us assume that...

AbdulRasheed | 05 Aug 2011 | 6 comments

  The concept of synthesizing full backups from previous full and new incremental backups had been in the industry for a while. The idea is to run incremental backups on client system so that its CPU and memory resources are used minimally. In addition, as the full data set is not moved over network, it is a great way to save network bandwidth.

  There are a few problems with these traditional synthetic methods. The new image is synthesized by reading previous full and newer incremental backups from secondary storage (in NetBackup terms, from the storage units) and creating a new backup stream that gets written back to storage. The new backup stream is the synthetic image. Traditional synthetic backup simply moved the processing overhead to backup server. Although this is great from client’s perspective, implementing synthetic backups for hundreds of clients would require more resources on backup servers. Plus, there is significant I/O at storage as these...

Phil Wandrei | 01 Aug 2011 | 15 comments

I was recently asked, “Why would I buy a NetBackup appliance when I could buy the software and cheap JBOD?”

Initially, I was taken aback by the question.  However, after giving it more thought, I realized it was a fair question and an opportunity to explain the benefits of NetBackup appliances.

In responding to the question, I used the following analogy: 

My anniversary is coming up and do I:  make dinner reservations at my spouse’s favorite restaurant or decide to prepare the meal myself and we dine in?  Granted I can save some money by us eating in, and even skimp on the quality or cut of the steak, but what am I really saving?

To make an apples-to-apples cost comparison, the true costs of making dinner myself are the expenses and time to: 

  • Plan the menu
  • Create the shopping list
  • Shop (multiple stores:  groceries, wine, flowers)...
Joe Pfeiffer | 12 Nov 2010 | 4 comments

NetBackup 5200 Front Bezel
There has been a flurry of comments and discussion on the NBU 5000 here so Nicole, our marketing manager for appliances, thought it would be good to put something up about the newly launched 5200 and how it compares with the 5000.  Straight to the hardware spec comparison:

  NetBackup 5200 NetBackup 5000
Form Factor 4U
CPU Two Intel E5620 Quad Core
(2.4GHz, 12MB cache, 1066MHz FSB)
Two Intel E5405 Quad Core
(2.0GHz, 12MB, Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
Memory 32GB DDR 24GB DDR
Disk Drives 24 x 2TB SATA 7200RPM 24 x 1TB SATA...