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AbdulRasheed | 25 Oct 2011 | 6 comments

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As more and more of your business critical applications get virtualized, your data protection solution needs to step up to the plate. You are likely to have a hybrid environment and your data protection solution should have the visibility into what is inside both virtual and physical systems. Processor intensive blind deduplication of VMDK files will not scale as your environment grows. Above all, the solution also needs to protect vCenter server, the backbone of vMotion, DRS, HA and more.

We provided a technical deep dive on NetBackup for VMware and how this award winning data protection solution can be quickly deployed for protecting everything in your data center in a matter of minutes. Powered by V-Ray and Intelligent...

Mayur Dewaikar | 10 Aug 2011

In my current role at Symantec, I spend a lot of time talking to customers about their data protection strategies. It is interesting to note how much misinformation some of our competitors continue to give customers about Symantec’s deduplication technology.  They continue to scour older product manuals to find information that is inaccurate and continue to use it against Symantec to create FUD in the minds of customers. It has gotten so bad that I am going to recommend one of our competitors to change their tag line from “Where information lives” to “Where MIS-information lives”. smileyOK, jokes apart, I thought it would perhaps be worthwhile to blog about exactly how Symantec approaches deduplication so we can put an end to all this misinformation.

Deduplication has clearly come a long way in...

Randy Serafini | 08 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

NetBackup has just won the “Quality Award for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software” from Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com based on its survey intended to “identify and recognize products that have proven their quality and reliability in actual use”.  In the survey, a total of 345 backup and recovery customers rated products on a scale of 1.00 to 8.00, where 8.00 is the best score, across five main categories:  sales-force competence, initial product quality, product features, product reliability and technical support. 

NetBackup received the best Overall Rating (6.46), taking first place in Initial Product Quality (6.34), Product Reliability (6.34), Technical Support (6.52) and Sales-Force Competence (6.5).  NetBackup...

Mayur Dewaikar | 19 May 2011 | 0 comments

Having personally witnessed the evolution of data deduplication technologies over the years, I can say that deduplication has come a long way both in terms of maturity of vendor offerings, and end user sophistication. Until about two years back, I used to start my discussions with customers by explaining what is deduplication, what it can do for them, how the deduplication algorithm works etc. Fast forward to 2011, and I rarely have to touch upon these topics. Most users now have a fairly good understanding of the basics of deduplication. What I still find missing, however,  is a deeper understanding of how the power of deduplication can be leveraged in multiple places to solve data protection problems. As an example, many users still swear by virtual tape libraries or target based deduplication approaches for implementing deduplication.  Some users have been sold on the concept of deduplicating data at the source using backup clients. Both of these methods work well in...