As a leading company in the field of providing backup solutions and restoring information from servers and clients, Veritas offers its new file-based Backup software series to customers under the title of Backup Exec. With the help of this software, you can easily back up the data of different servers in your network and restore it in the shortest possible time by spending the least amount of money on the data storage space and also in the shortest possible time.
The licensed Veritas NetBackup known as Symantec NetBackup from 2005 to 2016 is a backup and recovery software suite designed for business users. When security giant Symantec acquired Veritas for $13.5 billion in 2005, the NetBackup product was renamed Symantec NetBackup. When Symantec divested its Veritas storage unit in 2016, NetBackup reverted to being known as Veritas NetBackup.
NetBackup backs up and restores files, directories, and raw partitions on a server. A server protected by NetBackup is called a NetBackup client. NetBackup software is installed on a server called a media server. During backups, the client sends data over the network to a NetBackup media server, which selects the correct storage medium as the backup destination.
As an enterprise backup product, Veritas NetBackup supports major databases such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL, as well as Microsoft Windows, Unix and Linux operating systems. The product backs up data to disk, tape, and public clouds and protects popular VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors. The main features of NetBackup include data deduplication, replication and snapshot services.
After the Symantec spinout, Veritas remodeled itself as a data management platform, making NetBackup the centerpiece of the Veritas 360 Data Management Suite. An important part of Veritas 360 is the Information Map, which gathers information from data managed by NetBackup, other Veritas applications, and the cloud to create a global view of statistics in a management dashboard.
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The licensed Veritas NetBackup is also available as part of an integrated backup appliance, which performs source and target deduplication and eliminates the need for a separate master or media server.
The device family includes the following:
- NetBackup Virtual Appliance is a software version that can be installed on a media or master server in a remote office, with usable capacity up to 2TB.
- The NetBackup 5330 Appliance is an integrated media server that scales from 229 TB to 1.37 PB of usable capacity. NetBackup 5340 Enterprise Appliance can scale from 120TB to 1.92PB of usable capacity.
- The NetBackup 5240 Appliance scales from 4 TB to 300 TB maximum capacity and fulfills the role of master or media server. The NetBackup CloudCatalyst Appliance is part of the 5240 family. CloudCatalyst sends deduplicated data to a public cloud without having to rehydrate the data. Customers can restore data directly from the CloudCatalyst appliance to a NetBackup customer server.
As a software product and device, the licensed NetBackup competes with a wide variety of enterprise backup providers. Gartner Inc. lists Veritas as a leader in the Data Center Backup and Recovery Magic Quadrant, along with Commvault, Dell EMC, IBM and Veeam Software. Gartner said NetBackup received the highest database security score of all Magic Quadrant products, and that product quality and technical support also ranked high.
On the other hand, Gartner said that NetBackup’s new features often require integration with other Veritas products, and that field support has incurred high revenues following Symantec’s demerger. Gartner calls NetBackup the industry leader in enterprise backup software.
NetBackup was born as a backup application developed in 1987 by Control Data for Chrysler Corp. was written. Control Data then made the software available to other customers. Control Data called Automated Workstation Backup System (AWBUS) software and created an AWBUS business unit in 1990. The original AWBUS supported two tape drives and a robotic carousel. Control Data renamed the BackupPlus software in 1993.
BackupPlus then became NetBackup in 1993 when OpenVision Technologies acquired the Control Data storage management team who developed the product and rebranded it again.
Veritas purchased OpenVision in May 1997 and retained the NetBackup name for what would become its flagship and best-selling backup software product. Symantec acquired Veritas in 2005 for $13 billion, then sold Veritas to The Carlyle Group in 2015 for $7.4 billion.
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