Today, customers are still grappling with subpar backup performance as backups outstrip the allotted backup window time. Customer strategies for data protection and recovery continue to be dictated by aggressive SLAs, rapid recovery, and ease of integration in existing environments. As a result, firms are embracing more disk-based data protection technologies, including purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs) to protect and recover data and applications. These appliances include features such as data deduplication, compression, encryption, and replication. Meanwhile, unabated data growth continues to pressure IT staff and protection and recovery processes, leading customers to consider alternative backup methods and targets.
This IDC White Paper explores the increased use and adoption patterns of PBBAs, both integrated and targeted, and the utility these appliances provide to customers in their data protection processes. In addition, this White Paper illuminates the customer value that Symantec's Backup Exec and NetBackup appliances bring to the data protection and recovery process.
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