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The Increasing Momentum of the Backup Appliance

Created: 22 Feb 2013 • Updated: 27 Feb 2013
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Channel Partner Webcast
Tue, 12 March, 2013 - 11:00 - 12:00 PDT

Channel Partner webcast sponsored by CRN and Symantec. 

Ever since data from the first server or desktop was backed up, software has been at the heart of the data protection process. And that will continue to be the case into the future, with one major change: the software will increasingly be integrated with hardware as an appliance.  Backup appliances have become a new delivery option in addition to software and cloud solutions, which have historically driven the data protection market.

While integrating the backup software with hardware, the appliance offers several advantages to mid and enterprise market segments over software-only solutions. It is still a relatively new tool for solution providers looking for the best ways to help customers protect their data. However, it is a fast growing part of the backup and recovery market, and every VAR whose customers have data that needs to be protected--and that means every VAR--should look at backup appliances for their product line-up.

Join CRN Senior Editor Joseph F. Kovar along with Mark Bagley, Director of Product Management, Symantec’s Information Group, and Erik Kennedy Symantec Sales Specialist for the NetBackup Appliances and deduplication technologies for a look at what data backup appliances are and the market segments they appeal to, how they compare to software-only solutions, and how solution providers can use them to build their data protection business.