Capacity crunch and greater density in datacenters and storage arrays demands smarter tools for more strategic backup across virtual, physical, and cloud systems
Mountain View, CA – November 7, 2016 – Veritas Technologies, a leader in information management, today announced Backup Exec 16, a significant update to its unified backup and recovery solution for mid-market organizations. Data in this market segment is expected to rise by 33 percent in the next three years, according to a recent survey. With budgets remaining flat and business expectations increasing for rapid deployment and return on IT services, backup and recovery, mid-market companies are seeking more powerful, flexible, and trusted data protection solutions.
Efficient use of available resources will be crucial to avoid business disruption. Backup Exec 16 helps businesses address critical data protection challenges, covering all critical data across virtual, physical, and cloud systems – regardless of where it resides. Organizations can also 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 benefit from expanded cloud support, as well as simplified licensing and purchasing models, for easier consumption. Features of Backup Exec 16 now include:
“Most organizations operate on a hybrid-cloud model, meaning they need access to data across both heterogeneous clouds and on-premises architectures,” said Andy Spencer, Backup Exec global product marketing at Veritas. “Veritas provides infrastructure-agnostic protection of all data—reducing the complexity and risk of using multiple solutions and providing greater visibility and control of information. Backup Exec 16 helps businesses address these critical retention challenges in a simple and straightforward manner, protecting the organization’s entire critical data set across virtual, physical, and cloud.”
Explosion in virtual servers and systems is exacerbating storage demand in the same data center space. A global survey commissioned by Veritas revealed that, over the next three years, mid-market customers will store 39 percent of their data on virtual infrastructure, compared with physical (33 percent) and cloud (27 percent) infrastructure. To address the complexity of having data across multiple systems, many organizations 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.
Mid-market customers have trusted Backup Exec for more than 10 years to protect their Microsoft and VMware environments. Utilizing standard APIs, Backup Exec offers flexible options for protecting virtual machines so that organizations can rely on accurate and efficient data recovery to meet business objectives. Backup Exec has 2.2 million customers and has supported over 800 million backups and seven million restores worldwide.
“We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Veritas by helping them to bring powerful and flexible cloud solutions to the mid-market,” said Tad Brockway, General Manager, Microsoft Azure Storage for Microsoft Corp. “As a leader in the backup and information management space, Veritas with Azure gives customers a trusted and efficient solution to manage backup across hybrid environments.”
About Veritas Technologies:
Veritas Technologies enables organizations to harness the power of their information, with information management solutions serving the world’s largest and most complex environments. Veritas works with organizations of all sizes, including 86 percent of global Fortune 500 companies, improving data availability and revealing insights to drive competitive advantage. www.veritas.com
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