Customers can now leverage their existing storage investments, and simplify cross-platform data protection
Quest Software has released Quest NetVault Backup 8.6 and NetVault SmartDisk 1.5, the latest updates to the NetVault family of data protection offering.
NetVault Backup 8.6 enhances enterprise backup and recovery by delivering increased speed, scalability and platform support, while NetVault SmartDisk 1.5 takes deduplication a step further by supporting backups from network-attached storage (NAS) appliances, the company said.
NetVault Backup 8.6 offers speed with which customers can restore data from incremental backups, and data restores are expected to be 50% faster on average.
The new release also delivers significant scalability enhancements, as customers now have virtually no limit to the number of files they can process in a single backup job.
NetVault Backup 8.6 protects a wide range of NAS devices, and supports block-level, incremental backup for BlueArc’s high-performance NAS systems, delivering users significant improvements in performance and scalability.
NetVault Backup 8.6 also extends cross-platform data protection by adding additional support for the latest operating systems, applications, tape devices, and NAS platforms, including varied offerings from Red Hat, Mac OS X Lion, MySQL, Quantum, IBM, EMC DataDomain, and NetApp.
NetVault Backup’s broad platform and application protection ensures the system’s availability of business-critical applications such as Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Domino, Informix, and Sybase.
NetVault SmartDisk 1.5 adds support for backup data from NAS appliances using basic NDMP backups or NetApp’s SnapMirror-to-Tape function.
The offering, when used with NetVault Backup, can send backup data from a NAS source to a SmartDisk storage repository, allowing customers to get enterprise-wide deduplication for all of their protected systems.
Quest Software senior vice president and general manager of data protection, Walter Angerer said given the current landscape in which admins are constantly being asked to do more with less, the ability to implement backup and recovery solutions that lower costs and reduce complexity is of the utmost importance.
"NetVault Backup enables users to leverage their existing storage investments while delivering the speed, scalability, and ease of use they need to simplify cross-platform data protection and minimize business risk in the process," Angerer said.