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Veritas BackUp Exec: Need to know

Most companies today work with hybrid infrastructures and need to protect data across physical, virtual and cloud environments. For SMB clients, the primary point of backup is generally focused on recovery. When systems go down, they must be backed up and running quickly with little or no interruption to business - regardless of whether workloads are virtual, physical, or in the cloud.

SMB challenges

While ransomware attacks are steadily growing in both frequency and intensity, the diversity of new workloads is driving increased data complexity and volume. Countless specialised applications means that data now lives everywhere and it all needs protecting.

These mixed infrastructure environments can challenge IT when it comes to backup and recovery. Many solutions simply can’t handle the combination of on-premises, virtual, cloud and SaaS workloads.

In addition, many Australian SMBs use legacy data protection solutions that are both slow and costly. Backups to removable hard drives can take hours, and are error-prone, unreliable, and unscalable. Recovery of just a single file can also take hours. In many cases, drives are stored offsite which further delays recovery - and is causing even more problems for businesses during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

Then there are the multiple point protection solutions where various products are used for different applications and clouds. Solutions are usually disconnected, which can cause duplication of effort, wasted storage capacity, and significant data protection inefficiencies.

Simple, secure, unified data protection

Veritas Backup Exec provides fast, complete, cost-effective protection and recovery of data, wherever it lives. It’s simple to use and quick to deploy. It streamlines data protection across all physical, virtual and cloud environments, but more importantly recovery is fast so customers can continue running their business without interruption.

SMBs can manage their entire data ecosystem from a single console without needing multiple point products. Backup jobs can be set in a few clicks and every backup, replication and recovery is tracked from a single dashboard.

Backup Exec’s rapid development cycle maintains pace with the changing data landscape, so frequent updates are released. Backup Exec features include: 

Support for Windows Server 2022 and Hyper-V 2022: Backup Exec now supports backups and restores of Windows Server 2022 and Hyper-V 2022. 

Cloud Data Protection: Backup Exec support Hybrid Multi-Cloud backup across most of the major cloud vendors, including AWS, Azure Google Cloud, IBM and others. It includes support for Cloud NAS like Azure Files and Amazon FSz. 

Ransomware Resiliency: Enhanced protection of business-critical data from ransomware attacks with an extra layer of security protecting backup data from unauthorised attempts to modify, move or encrypt data.

Comprehensive Solutions for Virtualisation: Backup Exec meets all your needs for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V with agent-less, automated protection and availability, instant recovery, and efficient data protection. new support for VMware Cloud Foundation (VMware on AWS, Azure VMware Solution). 

Replication a.k. Optimised Duplication: Use the integrated data deduplication capability of the Backup Exec to optimise the transfer of data between two Backup Exec Media Servers. 

Powerful Deduplication: De-dupe directly to the Cloud and save on storage costs. Unlike other solutions, Backup Exec provides global deduplication all around, including to the Cloud enabling you to reduce the amount of data to be stored and the amount of data travelling over the network while reducing storage costs.

Faster Backups with Accelerator Technology: Forever incremental feature greatly reduces backup windows with just one initial baseline full backup required.

Instant Cloud Recovery: Disaster Recovery as A Service with direct integration with Azure Site Recovery to provide near-zero RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) of critical applications.

Instant Recovery: Immediately stand-up usable copies of virtual machines from storage in seconds.

Simplified Licensing: New instance-based licensing or capacity metering based on environment size - it’s the most cost-effective solution on the market today from AUD$8 per month per instance.

Who should use Backup Exec?

Most SMB customers will benefit from Backup Exec, with special deals available for current users of competitive products. Offering enterprise-class features at a midmarket price, Backup Exec is highly cost-competitive and easy to use. It has the largest certification of cloud vendors with the lowest TCO It delivers fast, flexible, granular restores in just a few clicks with ALL customer data protected through one console: virtual, physical, and hybrid cloud.

Resellers should target customers that are:

  • Working with data across on-premise and hybrid multi-cloud environments
  • Transitioning data to the cloud.
  • Juggling multiple backup and recovery tools.
  • Seeking to refresh older OS platforms e.g. Microsoft Server 2003.
  • Using an outdated version of Backup Exec.

Darric Hor, Director, Channel & Alliances for the Pacific Region at Veritas said, “Cyber threats like Ransomware are ready to attack your organisation anytime. Taking a proactive approach to prevention through layered security solutions is smart, but only one thing can guarantee protection if attackers get in – having a reliable backup system. With Veritas Backup Exec, all your critical data (virtual, physical, and cloud workloads) can be backed up, locked down against ransomware, and recovered quickly and easily. We’re confident that the breadth of new features, including multi-cloud capabilities and support for Windows Server 2022 and Hyper-V further provides SMBs with the most cost-effective and efficient option for complete data protection.”

How Dicker Data helps

The team at Dicker Data can help any ANZ reseller to design data protection and recovery solutions for clients across physical, virtual and cloud environments. We support you in helping your customers overcome their challenges.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about Veritas Backup Exec.

If you'd like to discuss your clients data protection and recovery needs, please contact our team. Dicker Data partners can also participate in our 'BE BOLD' Backup Exec awards program. Transact Veritas and be rewarded. 


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