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Veritas Unifies Data Protection from Edge to Core to Cloud

Veritas Technologies introduced new innovations to its Enterprise Data Services Platform (EDSP) to help customers reduce risk, optimize cost, strengthen ransomware resiliency, and manage multi-cloud environments at scale. With the launch of NetBackup 8.3, Veritas further empowers enterprise customers by improving the resiliency of their applications and infrastructure regardless of the context. By extending the core of EDSP- NetBackup-to include the Veritas Resiliency Platform (VRP) and CloudPoint, Veritas delivers a single platform with enterprise resiliency features and functionality to protect and recover data wherever it resides.

As global enterprises accelerate digital transformation to support a remote workforce at scale and seek to reduce costs in the face of economic headwinds, IT resiliency and efficiency are more critical than ever. With the innovations in NetBackup 8.3, organizations can dramatically reduce the risk and impact of system downtime, avoid disparate workload-specific point products and realize significant cost savings by standardizing on a single platform across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.   

"Scale, flexibility and simplicity are continuing to drive up cloud adoption," said Christophe Bertrand, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). "While the benefits of these multi-cloud strategies are well established, they also bring data protection challenges as multiple point products can increase risk and operational complexity. Businesses can simplify the backup and recovery challenge by standardizing on a single platform."

NetBackup software's latest innovations bring many new benefits to enterprise customers, including:

  • Strengthened ransomware resiliency with security, protection, and recovery improvements
    • Security and protection improvements
      • Expanded ransomware protection with hardened NetBackup appliances and vendor-agnostic immutability for storage utilizing NetBackup OpenStorage Technology (OST)
      • Seamless, secure infrastructure supporting 2048-bit encryption and integration with third party key management systems (EKMS) giving customers choice
      • Role-based access control (RBAC) enhancements that provide greater flexibility and simplify role management
    • Recovery improvements
      • Added resiliency through granular recovery of virtual machines with near-zero Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and efficient Recovery Time Objective (RTO) thanks to Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
      • Orchestrated rehearsals with zero production impact to verify the efficiency and effectiveness of recovery procedures
  • Cloud-native data protection for all leading platforms
    • Robust cloud-native protection for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud with full Veritas CloudPoint integration
    • Expanded cloud-to-anywhere-including Azure Stack to Azure Stack and Azure region-to-region-with push button orchestrated disaster recovery using full Veritas Resiliency Platform integration
    • Seamless workload and data portability in hybrid and multi-cloud, with both to-the-cloud and between-cloud storage tiers
  • Expanded and simplified single platform for resiliency across any environment
    • Elimination of siloed management tools with the expansion of EDSP to now include cloud protection, workload migration and disaster recovery across on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments
    • Maximized storage efficiency, reduced bandwidth requirements, and consolidated infrastructure costs with direct-to-cloud tiering, enabling management of data in multiple buckets, storage tiers, and cloud environments from a single node with NetBackup CloudCatalyst
    • Storage cost optimization with integrated management and reporting, including expanded coverage for workloads, policy and storage management, and enhanced infrastructure visibility from Veritas APTARE IT Analytics
  • Enhanced workload support featuring substantial performance improvements and increased operational simplicity
    • 50x faster discovery for VMware vCenter and vCloud, reducing discovery time from hours to minutes for large environments
    • 25% faster dynamic NAS data protection via auto-discovery of resources and load balancing with the ability to restore data anywhere on any NetBackup target, removing vendor lock-in
    • Total control of discovery, backup, restore, and automation at scale for Microsoft SQL, Oracle, and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) to simplify management

Details on all the benefits that Veritas is delivering in the latest release of NetBackup can be found here.

Veritas was recently named a Leader, for the 15th time, in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions.  Veritas believes Gartner's recognition validates its ongoing commitment to innovation across all of our customer environments.

"When it comes to fashion, timing is everything, so downtime and data loss simply aren't options for Peerless.  We have hundreds of virtual machines and tens of terabytes of data in the cloud, all of which need to be protected," said Laura Ghinda, tech lead, Peerless Clothing. "Veritas allows us to manage our data from a single platform, bringing proven enterprise-class features and functionality to protect our data no matter where it lives.  And robust native protection for cloud data, coupled with faster discovery for VMs, makes NetBackup 8.3 an exciting proposition for us. The holistic approach to data management, from core, to edge, to cloud, means that we can drive down data duplication, making our backup more cost effective, as well as simpler."

"VMware has rapidly expanded our capabilities from compute virtualization to full-stack hyper-converged infrastructure across clouds, providing our customers' consistent infrastructure and operations with VMware Cloud Foundation," said Lee Caswell, vice president of marketing at VMware. "NetBackup 8.3 demonstrates its value by providing flexible recovery and enhanced protection for VMware at scale."

"Veritas is continuing to innovate on its Enterprise Data Services Platform with the launch of the latest version of NetBackup. We're extending enterprise-grade data protection and the most robust set of recovery options to every corner of our customers' IT environments-from on-premises physical to virtual, to cloud and even to containers," said Deepak Mohan, executive vice president, Products Organization at Veritas. "Our customers' environments are getting more complex with more applications, more workloads, more data, more clouds and more threats. NetBackup 8.3 accelerates our strategy to abstract IT complexity and simplify data management with the Enterprise Data Services Platform with best in industry scale and reliability."
Published Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:47 AM by David Marshall
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