Wednesday, 27 January 2021 07:19

NetBackup 9 brings increased scalability and automation


Data protection specialist Veritas Technologies has released NetBackup 9 with new features to simplify operations and increase backup flexibility across edge, core and cloud.

New features of NetBackup 9 include a scale-out deployment option based on Veritas' validated reference design for "cloud-like simplicity and scalability" in an on-premises data centre.

Deployment options include:
NetBackup – in the cloud, on build-your-own server (BYOS), purpose built appliances and virtual appliances
NetBackup Flex – multi-tenant containerised deployment
NetBackup Scale-out – software-defined, automated, hyperconverged backup for next-generation data centres

Other improvements include policy-driven automation, automatic discovery of workloads, an API-first focus to expand and deepen integrations with existing toolchains and cloud-based workflows, and simplified enterprise data protection for mission-critical OpenStack environments.

The use of OpenStack native APIs means NetBackup 9 can deliver seamless integration, multi-tenant controls, and self-service management, reducing costs and administrative burden, while ensuring high-performance backup and recovery operations for OpenStack deployed on-premises and in public clouds.

"Digital transformation is helping enterprises to accelerate service delivery and reduce costs. The best strategy for businesses that want to embrace hyperconverged architectures is to standardise on a single data protection platform" said Veritas Technologies APJ, vice president of technical sales and service Andy Ng.

"Veritas NetBackup 9 with Flex Scale gives customers freedom of choice with the most flexible deployment models in the industry today by empowering them to protect over 800 workloads in a scale-out, scale-up, or cloud storage model."

IDC group vice president Ashish Nadkarni said: "NetBackup 9 is designed to help customers standardise data protection across their environment, implementing operational simplicity regardless of workload, cloud or deployment model.

"With Veritas' heritage of providing enterprise-class data protection, enterprises can now consume software-defined NetBackup in the cloud, as BYOS and purpose-built appliances, and now in a new, hyperconverged scale-out deployment mode, giving customers the breadth of diverse workload coverage all from a single platform."

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