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Backup Exec 16 in SA - streamlined, simplified, optimised

Official Veritas South African distributor, Drive Control Corporation (DCC), has announced the immediate availability of Veritas Technologies' unified backup and recovery solution, Backup Exec 16.

With over 2.2 million customers, Backup Exec has, over the last decade, helped businesses address critical protection challenges, covering data in virtual, physical, and cloud systems – regardless of where it resides. Backup Exec 16 enables organisations to leverage the most current and scalable Microsoft infrastructure with Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2016, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016.

With the new release, administrators will also benefit from expanded cloud support, as well as simplified licensing and purchasing models, for easier consumption.

Features of Backup Exec 16 now include:

* Expanded cloud support: Backup Exec 16 streamlines the migration to cloud by offering a single, unified platform that protects critical data across virtual, physical and cloud infrastructure. Server and service configurations lend Backup Exec the flexibility to protect data in, from and to the cloud.

* Microsoft Cloud infrastructure support: Organisations can leverage the most current and scalable Microsoft infrastructure with Azure, Windows Server 2016, and Hyper-V Server 2016. Azure components can be protected to provide low-impact, one-pass backup and granular file, folder, and object recovery. Backup Exec flexible options support an organisation's chosen data protection policy, without dictating terms. Robust end-to-end encryption protocols help ensure data security and increase the business' willingness to commit sensitive data to cost-effective public cloud services.

* Rapid performance: Backup Exec allows users to protect their VMware virtual machines rapidly, with low impact to production performance, while ensuring individual files can be restored quickly. This patented feature, called "Instant Granular Recovery Technology" (Instant GRT), allows organisations to meet applications and data recovery goals. Customers can immediately activate VMware virtual machines after recovery, significantly reducing the amount of time and effort needed to activate copies of protected servers for test, dev, troubleshooting, and data recovery purposes. This feature can figure prominently in an organisation's ability to recover quickly from a ransomware attack.

* Simplified licensing and purchasing model allows easier consumption: Built for price-sensitive mid-sized companies that do not have complicated infrastructure or dedicated backup administrators, Backup Exec offers the advantage of Veritas' physical and virtual experience with the ability to protect data through virtual and cloud environments, so organisations can effectively protect their entire data set.

Comments Fred Mitchell, business unit manager: Veritas at DCC: "Backup Exec 16's simplified purchasing and licensing models will undoubtedly offer resellers with an important differentiator when dealing with customers' hybrid virtual, data and cloud environments. It's a streamlined approach to data protection and backup."

Explosion in virtual servers and systems is exacerbating storage demand in the same data centre space. A global survey commissioned by Veritas revealed that, over the next three years, mid-market customers will store 39% of their data on virtual infrastructure, compared with physical (33%) and cloud (27%) infrastructure.

To address the complexity of data across multiple systems, many organisations implement system-specific backup tools. As a result, mid-market companies have an average of four data protection tools in their environments – each with their own licensing, maintenance, training, operational, and infrastructure costs. Backup Exec 16 offers a single pane of glass to help mid-market businesses save valuable resources and assets, critical to company growth.

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