NetBackup 5200 to integrate backup and storage as well
Symantec has unveiled the NetBackup 5200 appliance series that the company said integrates backup, deduplication and storage capabilities to help customers expand their data protection infrastructure.
The US computer software security firm said the appliance integrates deduplication to reduce storage, thereby eliminating redundant data at the information source besides lowering bandwidth utilisation and facilitating 10 times faster backups.
For client machines that do not have sufficient CPU cycles for deduplication, the processing can be moved to the NetBackup 5200 appliance, Symantec said.
The new appliance, available now in the US and UK, will provide customers the flexibility to manage information in that suits their IT environment with software, appliances and cloud-based solutions, the company said.
It is also the first appliance to offer backup administrators a choice of client or target deduplication based on the type of data being protected, Symantec said.
It easily fits into existing NetBackup environments or new ones without a separate management console, allowing customers to quickly update or expand their backup infrastructure, the company added.