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An open, software-defined approach to managing your data

The march of software-defined continues with no let-up in sight. Dell EMC offers software defined storage, but at the same time states “converged infrastructure reduces the time and the cost of deploying, configuring and managing hardware and software components separately.” At heart, Dell EMC is essentially an enterprise hardware company that bundles their software solutions into hardware, thus the true price tag is often overlooked or hidden. Will these closed system solutions support the breadth of your on-premises and cloud storage options over the next two to five years? Being hardware-agnostic, Veritas is not constrained by a hardware-based storage agenda.

Focus on data value instead of just data storage

Dell EMC touts data protection storage for all size companies and environments. However, not all data is created equal and without data visualization, Dell EMC is not able answer basic questions such as: “Is my information protected appropriately?” “When can data be deleted?” “Should we move less valuable data to lower cost options and highly active data to highly available locations?”

With more than 30% of data redundant, obsolete or trivial, visibility into your data is key. Global data visibility from Veritas ensures that you know what you should keep, delete or move to mitigate the chance of information risk and to achieve potentially enormous storage cost reductions. With detailed knowledge about your data, NetBackup goes far beyond backup and recovery. That data comes to life via direct integration of Veritas Information Map’s data visualization—delivering global data visibility, allowing you to quickly identify areas of risk, value or waste and take immediate action.

Performance at scale for the virtualized enterprise

Dell EMC’s software falls short when it comes to performance and scale in a highly virtualized large enterprise. In a 3rd party benchmark study, NetBackup is found to be on average 45% faster during backups and up to 47% faster during concurrent virtual machine recovery. In these tests, NetBackup provided the scalability and performance needed to protect large virtual server deployments.

Easily backup to the cloud

According to a recent study on the State of the Hybrid Cloud, 23% of enterprises use four or more cloud infrastructure platforms. NetBackup offers integration with major cloud providers including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and more.

One product, integrated to perform

Prospects not planning to adopt Data Domain appliances should be aware that the value propositions of NetWorker and Avamar weaken without Data Domain. NetBackup Appliances are an out-of-the box, integrated solution that do what Avamar, Networker and Data Domain do combined.

Ensure predictable resiliency and availability across hybrid clouds

Dell EMC lacks robust disaster recovery tools that fully automate the recovery of complex workloads and applications. The administrator must deploy and maintain separate solutions to perform a single task. Predictably managing business uptime in a 24/7 world is a major issue facing organizations today. Predictable business resiliency from Veritas helps organizations maintain business uptime while delivering predictable recovery via fully automated resiliency operations for failover, failback, migration, data transport, and recovery testing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

Direct integration of Resiliency Platform with NetBackup delivers predictable resiliency for applications across all service level objectives- from seconds to minutes, and hours to days. This integrated approach reduces manual procedures and environmental fragmentation as well as OPEX costs, and at the same time keeps extended downtime risk to a minimum. It also delivers holistic visibility into IT health so organizations can be confident they are meeting defined service levels.

More than just storage, Veritas is 360 Data Management

Dell EMC® is correct that a modern data center is needed to help drive digital business transformation. But Dell EMC’s answer to this focuses on continuously adding more storage and infrastructure, locking you into closed systems and higher costs. Is this crude, hardware-centric approach what you really need?

Veritas delivers software-based converged enterprise data management that empowers organizations to manage their data smartly in a hybrid cloud world. This 360 data management approach not only provides scalable protection for hybrid environments, it also solves challenges around copy data sprawl, information insight & governance, availability of business data and applications, and controlling storage costs.