Symantec—which sells multi-decade-strong backup products as well as Enterprise Vault for archiving and a range of well-regarded security products—is now launching Backup Exec 2014 under the banner of "Powerful, Flexible, and Easy." In consideration of the many customers who depend on Backup Exec, ESG examines the product's feature set in the context of those "powerful/flexible/easy" claims.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands–on testing of Symantec Backup Exec 2014. Testing focused on advanced virtual server data protection and how Backup Exec 2014 measures up against best practices in virtual data protection.
Virtualization technology has been widely adopted by organizations of all sizes to optimize critical IT assets, such as data and application servers. As a result of this virtualization trend, companies are looking for efficient and effective ways to back up and recover their virtual servers and the critical applications that many of these virtual machines host, such as Microsoft Exchange®, SQL Server®, SharePoint®, and Active Directory®.
Administrators responsible for the backup and recovery of virtualized environments understand the frustration and difficulty associated with backup technologies that are not specifically designed to protect virtual infrastructures. Administrators who rely on legacy, misfit solutions to protect their virtual resources face several challenges. Backup Exec 2014 solves those challenges with technology designed specifically to protect virtual environments.
Ensuring the content within a SharePoint infrastructure is safely protected can be a critical component to a company's ongoing success. The loss of SharePoint data could result in delays in effective communications both internally and externally - leading to losses in productivity and revenues. Today's information and technology administrators need reliable, easy to manage, and efficient backup and recovery solutions to protect their SharePoint intellectual property.
Administrators responsible for the backup and recovery of SQL environments understand the challenges associated with backup technologies that are not specifically designed to protect SQL Servers. Backup Exec 2014, a modern and reliable backup and recovery solution for Microsoft SQL Server, provides an essential safeguard to help protect critical data that is stored in SQL Server databases.
ESG puts Backup Exec 2014 to the test in this lab validation report. The hands-on testing documented in this report focuses on advanced virtual server data protection and how Backup Exec 2014 measures up against best practices in virtual data protection.
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This paper covers four simple steps, customized to fit your situation, to prepare you should a disaster strike. If you need help creating your disaster recovery plan, be sure to contact your Symantec representative for more best practices and advice.
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This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of Symantec Backup Exec 2014, with a focus on ease of management and flexible recovery options for virtual machine backups. Find out how Backup Exec 2014 stacks up.