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Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Symantec-Dell partnership to deliver all-in-one data protection solution

Expanding on their decade-long partnership, Symantec and Dell have announced the industry's first factory-integrated solution that provides quick and efficient disk-based backup and recovery.

The Dell PowerVault DL2000 backup-to-disk appliance is a complete hardware and software data protection solution that includes pre-installed Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 and custom disk management features developed exclusively for Dell, allowing for easier management of backup to disk environments from a single console.

As IT organizations continue to deploy virtualization into their production environments, they are faced with new challenges and an additional layer of complexity with managing data protection on virtual machines.

Backup Exec 12.5, which is pre-installed on PowerVault DL2000, adds new capabilities to help users reduce their complexity by enabling them to back up an unlimited number of guest machines within a Hyper-V or VMware ESX host environment from a single agent. Backup Exec also uses several VMware technologies including VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) to reduce the amount of data end users need to backup.

PowerVault DL2000 powered by Symantec Backup Exec is a disk-to-disk solution that completes backup jobs 50% faster and restores data 83% faster than tape.

The appliance incorporates Symantec’s patent-pending Granular Recovery Technology to allow users to perform a single-pass, application or system-level backup of Exchange, SharePoint, Active Directory, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and VMware ESX environments while still maintaining the ability to recover individual objects, including files and folders. This technology is unique to the market and eliminates the additional time and storage requirements of a second file-level backup, enabling efficient data protection and faster restores.

“Symantec and Dell are two industry leaders that have joined forces to engineer, develop, test and certify a single offering that provides IT organizations with a simple, integrated solution for backup and recovery,” said Pat Hanavan, vice president of product management, Symantec Data Protection Group. “Symantec is the market leader in data protection and Backup Exec is trusted by more than 1.5 million customers to protect and manage their data and systems.”