Data growth increased backup time. BI and other tools could not be used until the backup process was completed, disrupting business operations.
JFE deployed Veritas NetBackup and uses incremental-forever backup as well as deduplication.
Initial full backup of virtual environment took 40% less time than in previous physical environment; subsequent incremental backups now take only 35 minutes. Backups no longer threaten BI availability; the servers can be centrally managed; and JFE can confidently support new data-intensive BI initiatives.