Symantec brings dedupe to data storage

Symantec is developing its data deduplication strategy with the release of NetBackup Platform, a solution aimed at improving operational and storage efficiences in both physical and virtual environments.The application allows for quick recovery of information by combining information management sotware with disk back-up, data deduplication, virtual machine protection, continuous data protection and replication.

“Deduplication is a primary focus for Symantec and we will continue to deliver innovative technology that helps organisations achieve significant storage and cost savings while providing advanced recovery capabilities and centralised management to meet our customers’ demanding business requirements,” says Matt Kixmoeller, vice president of product management, information management group, Symantec.

NetBackup PureDisk will reduce server hardware requirements by 50 per cent through expanding backup data storage to 16TB per server. One PureDisk server will be able to store up to 160TB backup data, more than eight-times more than source-based deduplication competitors.

The new version provides single file restore for virtual machines directly from disk or tape. It also allows users to restore data quicker and in fewer storage and server cycles by allowing any file to be restored from within a single virtual machine image. A single view of backup and archiving activities is delivered via Veritas Backup Reporter.

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