With NetBackup 8.3, Veritas offers a truly major update

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If version 8.3 of NetBackup seems a simple evolution of 8.2, it is quite the opposite. Veritas offers a major evolution of its backup tool with more transversality to ensure the protection of applications and data on site and in the clouds. The solution has rightly become the heart of its EDSP (Enterprise Data Services Platform).

NetBackup 8.3 becomes the single console for controlling

With the launch of NetBackup version 8.3, Veritas offers a major update to its backup solution at the heart of its EDSP (Enterprise Data Services Platform). As Jean-Pierre Bouchira, Vice President Southern Europe at Veritas, explained to us, “we are helping to reduce production costs with an integrated solution for cloud-native as well as traditional cloud applications.” NetBackup 8.3 includes two other Veritas products: CloudPoint and Veritas Resiliency Platform (VRP) to bring enterprises a single platform that protects data wherever it resides. In the age of multicloud, traditional backup and recovery are outdated and it has become necessary to track applications and data where they reside.

Working with over 60 cloud service providers including AWS, Azure and GCP, CloudPoint offers protection with backup snapshots. Veritas supports nearly 200 APIs to do this and also ensures tighter integration through specific developments. Disaster recovery is orchestrated with a single (virtual) button thanks to the full integration of Veritas Resiliency Platform. The latter ensures very short recovery times thanks to continuous data protection. The combination of CloudPoint and VRP ensures high availability of applications protected with NetBackup and provides simplified management of backup data on-premises and in the cloud, as well as between public clouds. The solution is therefore multicloud with support for hybrid environments to ensure workload transfer and data portability from one platform to another. “We are agnostic for the cloud and we work with all platforms,” explained Jean-Pierre Bouchira. Note that NetBackup is available on the Azure Marketplace but not yet on AWS.

Reduce the heterogeneity of back-up solutions

NetBackup 8.3 says it will enable customers to significantly reduce the risk and impact of system downtime by eliminating the need for multiple backup solutions to protect applications and data . A single solution, therefore, to standardize backups on a multicloud and hybrid platform. In addition, Veritas announces support for more than 800 workloads and improved discovery of resources to protect: from databases to VMs. Protection against ransomware has not been forgotten at a time when attacks are multiplying against local authorities, insurers and even hospitals. A Worm mode (Write Once Read Many) is offered on the hard drives of the company’s appliances to guarantee the inviolability of data. These appliances also provide data deduplication to reduce data transfers during incremental backups.

The analytical part – a big trend in the world of backup is also in the spotlight thanks to the acquisition last year of the start-up Aptare. The latter provides predictive analytics at the storage level to help organizations meet compliance and SLA requirements. With Aptare IT Analytics, Veritas now helps companies optimize their storage costs by taking into account all workloads and backup policies while providing increased infrastructure visibility. A path already taken by Veritas’ competitors, whether native cloud players like Rubrik or Cohesity or from the old world like Commvault and Veeam.

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