It happens all the time – a customer has a problem that’s tough to solve. I was recently asked how to best protect a virtual environment – stretched between two data centers. The customer wanted all administration through vCenter with instant recovery and the ability to meet stringent RPOs and RTOs. And the catch – they wanted the backed up data to be stored on a different vendor’s array utilizing a different protocol - NFS instead of Fibre Channel (FC) block storage.Read More
By Peter Wright, Senior Consultant
Symantec Vision 2014 was recently held in Las Vegas. This showcase for Symantec customers and partners delivered content through breakout sessions and labs that highlighted new products and features. One key area of focus surrounded NetBackup's future plans including self-service, dynamic tuning, user experiences, and interfacing with the cloud. Below are a few noted highlights:
Symantec has recently released their next version of NetBackup with 126.96.36.199. Daymark has deployed NetBackup 188.8.131.52 in several customer environments. Our technical consultants have found the product to be stable with a myriad of added features and improvements. Here are few to note:
By Matthew Brady, Daymark Consultant
How easily can you restore your data from cloud? What is your provider doing to protect your data once it has been stored in the cloud? Can you backup or restore your data at any time? These questions address availability.
By Ned Fairweather, Senior Consultant/Data Protection Practice Lead
Whether you’re already using Symantec NetBackup or you’re considering it as a backup solution, we think NetBackup 7.5 is worth a close look. Daymark has deployed NetBackup 7.5 in several customer environments. Our technical consultants have found the product to be stable with dramatically increased backup speeds, but that’s not all. Here are 7 feature enhancements we think are worth checking out:
You had to be living ‘off-grid’ this week if you didn’t hear about the widespread problems that resulted from the millions of consumers trying to download Apple’s new iCloud sharing and data protection service… come on you know you contributed to that problem, I know I was.
Author: Ned Fairweather, Senior Consultant
Author: Jeff Choinski, Consultant
Author: Kushal Patel, Senior Consultant
There are a few different ways to encrypt backup tapes on the market today using software solutions and hardware solutions. One thing they all have in common is that they all need a key management solution to manage the encryption keys.