The Ultimate Backup Appliance
NetBackup Integrated Appliances
The NetBackup Appliances feature the entire NetBackup Platform suite on performance- and cost-optimized hardware — a single turnkey solution for backup, storage, and deduplication. Deploying an appliance when refreshing media servers, consolidating point products, protecting remote offices, or modernizing protection in the data center reduces operating expenses and integration complexity.
Symantec understands the shifting needs of the data center and offers NetBackup appliances as a way to eliminate the time and effort of installing, configuring, and maintaining your backup and disaster recovery hardware and software components. The appliances enable efficient, storage-optimized backup and recovery for the data center, remote office, and virtual environments.
When it's time to upgrade or expand the backup or disaster recovery hardware infrastructure, many customers follow a traditional path to acquire, build, and integrate their own servers and storage; or they look to point products. It is a reflex that is well known, but also one with hidden productivity costs. In addition, many customers find themselves with multiple backup products in their environment. What started as a good idea with a single point product has evolved to multiple, disparate point products, including dedupe storage silos. The outcome is increased cost and complexity. Symantec NetBackup appliances enable companies to consolidate these products — whether separate backup products for physical or virtual, tape, disk, or virtual tape libraries (VTL) — into a single, unified backup and recovery platform.
The NetBackup appliances are ideal for customers looking for turnkey solutions for their organization. The appliances enable efficient, storage-optimized backup and recovery for the data center, remote offices and virtual environments. Built on the strength of Symantec NetBackup software, these enterprise-class appliances continue to be one of the leaders in the integrated purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market1 offering both lower total cost of ownership and higher levels of reliability.
1 IDC Worldwide Quarterly Purpose Built Backup Appliance Tracker — 2013 Q4. March 21, 2014.
NetBackup Appliance Family
According to IDC, "Integrated Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs) provide customers a comprehensive solution that includes the application software, allowing them to scale out their environment to add master or media servers easily. Additionally, the integrated PBBA solutions have a centralized management console, allowing for ease of management and implementation. Integrated PBBA solutions are highly tuned and provide customers a truly turnkey, simplified way to solve their backup and recovery challenges."2 — International Data Corporation
2 IDC White Paper, "The Evolution and Value of Purpose-Built Backup Appliances," #239730, Robert Amatruda. March 2013.
The Symantec NetBackup Integrated appliance family consists of two series:
- NetBackup 5200 series – a versatile, cost-optimized integrated backup appliance that can be deployed as a master server, media server, or both for a NetBackup domain. In addition, it supports expanded storage capacity for deduplication and Advanced Disk.
- NetBackup 5300 series – a performance-optimized integrated backup media server with high-density storage to support greater performance, capacity, and resiliency requirements in the enterprise.