Veritas Backup Exec
Powerful, flexible and reliable data protection designed for cloud-ready organizations.
Veritas Backup Exec
Veritas Backup Exec™ is the backup solution without barriers, delivered your way. You choose what to back up, where to store it and how to pay for it. Your data remains secure and available at every stage—whether backing up on-premises to the cloud, protecting workloads within the cloud, recovering from the cloud or connecting to on-prem storage. With Backup Exec you can connect with an ever-expanding family of solutions to help you to run your business confidently.
Backup Exec is available for purchase in either perpetual or term subscription licensing, with the level of functionality you require—Bronze, Silver or Gold. Bronze edition offers the most economic option. Silver edition offers the most-used features. Gold edition includes all features and functionality available in Backup Exec. Your purchase is based on the amount of front-end data you need to back up. Your chosen license-set is available in whatever quantities you require.
Backup Exec gives you comprehensive protection against external threats. So if the unthinkable happens, your critical data is backed up and ready to be recovered, quickly and easily.
Key Features and Benefits
Unified solution for public and hybrid cloud, virtual and physical environments simplifies backup and eliminates the cost and complexity of multiple point products.
Cost-effective and comprehensive solution built for the multi-cloud and geared for the digital business.
Fast virtual machine snapshots through deep integration with Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and VMware vStorage™ APIs for Data Protection (VADP) minimizes CPU, memory, and I/O load performance impacts on the virtual host.
Fast, flexible recovery at all levels, to any location.
Instant Recovery of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines provides an immediately usable copy of the server and data for DR, compliance, testing and application deployment.
Recovery Ready feature to perform automated DR testing and recoverability on virtual machine backups.
Deduplication everywhere allows you to protect more data and bandwidth while minimizing disk space required for backup files.
Veritas-certified compatibility with virtually any storage device including cloud, disk and tape means Backup Exec supports your organization’s storage strategy, not the other way around.
Integrated bare-metal, physical to virtual (P2V) and virtual to physical (V2P) recovery helps minimize downtime and disruption.
Global data visibility through integration with Information Map & supports regulatory compliance for GDPR.
Superior security for your data through integrated 128/256-bit AES industrial-strength encryption.
When you can solve more problems with less complexity, you have a simple yet powerful solution to improve administrative productivity. Backup Exec can help you:
Meet business expectations for backup and recovery.
Reduce storage costs.
Secure confidential data.
Achieve regulatory requirements.
Eliminate niche backup tools from your infrastructure.
Fast, cost-effective, multi-cloud backup for confidence and choice
With more cloud storage integration choices available, Backup Exec makes moving your backups to the cloud simple with one-click cloud storage integration. Get unified cloud data protection with end-to-end deduplication and certified cloud connectors for industry-leading cloud providers at lower cost and less risk—no matter where the data resides.
Fast and reliable backup and recovery
Backup Exec enables you to meet your organization’s data protection expectations by reducing the time it takes to back up and recover critical information, apps and servers. With Backup Exec you can mitigate the risk and cost of downtime by using a wide variety of flexible backup and recovery methods. Whether you are using disk, tape or cloud, your information can be easily and reliably recovered.
Advanced integration with VMware and Hyper-V
Backup Exec offers full protection for your virtual environment and Software-Defined Data Center including new Software-Defined Storage features like VMware® Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes. Recover what you need, when and where you need it. Easily create stand-by virtual copies of your physical systems for disaster recovery in minutes, or for general P2V migrations. Backup Exec addresses VM sprawl by automatically identifying and protecting new VMs as they appear so you can be assured your VMs are protected from day one.
Save more, store less
Flexible global deduplication in Backup Exec helps you solve for growing data challenges, regardless of how much your data changes. It helps minimize backup windows, decrease network traffic and reduce disk space required for storing backup data. The new deduplication to cloud reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) with comprehensive dedupe to cloud that can save storage and infrastructure cost.
Not every backup solution has the flexibility to protect all of your organization’s information—whether cloud, virtual and physical. Choose the data protection architecture that works for you, rather than letting the software dictate your setup. Back up anything to virtually any storage device, and restore nearly anywhere. From VMs, to entire servers, applications, single files and folders or granular application objects, Backup Exec is the single solution for all of your data protection needs.
A true unified solution. Cloud, virtual and physical data protection
Lowering costs and simplifying backup tasks starts with deploying a single solution that is designed for your entire infrastructure regardless of platform: virtual, physical or cloud. Deeply integrated with VMware, Microsoft and Linux platforms, Backup Exec can protect one to
“Our backups complete with near 100% reliability and restores are consistently successful with zero fuss. It just works.”
— Brandon Mosak,
IT Director Task Force Tips Inc.
thousands of servers and virtual machines all from the same user console, providing optimal performance and efficiency. Scalability is an important consideration in backup and recovery, and Backup Exec supports you as your organization grows.
Hybrid architectures to cloud, disk, and tape
Backup Exec provides the flexibility to protect VMware and Hyper-V environments using agents or agentless methods, in addition to Microsoft and Linux-based physical machines, whether on-prem or in cloud. Flexible target options allow you to write to virtually any storage device including disk, tape, hosted storage or directly to public cloud services such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and Microsoft Azure. Gateway devices such as Amazon Storage Gateway or Microsoft StorSimple permit rapid migration to economical cloud storage.
Fast, efficient and versatile recovery
Backup Exec recovers data rapidly at any level of granularity, “from anywhere, to anywhere” with a single pass backup. In a few simple clicks, you can recover data from cloud server, virtual machines and physical servers, including entire applications, individual objects, files, folders, and granular application items from Microsoft® Exchange, Active Directory®, SQL Server®, and SharePoint®.
Backup Exec intelligently indexes and catalogs backup data so you don’t waste valuable time and disk space mounting backup jobs, determining what’s inside, and searching for specific data. Backup Exec efficiently restores data directly from the backup, which simplifies and speeds up recovery when you need it most.
Backup Exec also provides built-in disaster recovery (DR) to help minimize downtime, mitigate risk and eliminate business disruption. In the event of a disaster, Backup Exec can recover an entire server from a bare metal state to the same or dissimilar hardware in minutes, not hours or days. It can also convert your physical servers or their backups into virtual machines. Protected virtual machines can be rapidly spun up from the backup set for immediate use.
Complex backup and recovery products can be inefficient, time consuming, and expensive to manage. Through intuitive wizards and insightful dashboards, Backup Exec is easy to implement, use and manage, whether you are upgrading from a previous version or switching from a competitive product.
Easy to manage
Quickly track and monitor every backup and recovery job through an easy-to-use interface with intuitive dashboards and wizards. In a few simple clicks, you can set backup jobs, view backup status and perform quick recoveries. Rather than using complex policies, save time and simplify the implementation of backup protection with a visual workflow that lets you replicate data on-prem, off-site or to the cloud. In addition, the centralized administration console in Backup Exec delivers scalable management of distributed sites and helps reduce the time and resources needed to manage your backup operations.
Smarter decisions begin with better visibility. Backup Exec gives you visibility into your entire backup and recovery infrastructure so that you can take action when needed. Easily perform a granular search of backed up data including mailbox data by subject, Microsoft SQL databases by name, or SharePoint data by document name. Configure Backup Exec to intelligently browse your environment and discover servers, VMs and other data at risk.
Backup Exec is a cost-effective solution that’s easy to acquire, license, deploy, and scale. With Backup Exec you benefit from the ability to choose the right licensing model for your environment—all at affordable prices.
Reduce information risk and optimize information storage
Backup Exec’s integration with Veritas™ Information Map renders your information environment in visual context and guides users towards unbiased, information-governance decision making. Using the Information Map’s dynamic navigation, customers can identify areas of risk, areas of value and areas of waste across their storage environment and make decisions which help reduce information risk and optimize information storage.
Figure 2. Veritas Information Map integration renders your information environment in visual context and guides users towards unbiased, information-governance decision making.
With hundreds of patents awarded in areas including backup, recovery, virtualization, deduplication, and others, Backup Exec continues a long tradition of bringing advanced engineering technologies to market first.
For a complete list of system requirements and supported devices, please refer to the Backup Exec hardware and software compatibility list: www.backupexec.com/compatibility.
AVAILABLE EDITIONS, AGENTS, AND OPTIONS
Backup Exec Editions
Backup Exec is available with the following licensing editions:
Gold – perpetual and subscription.
Silver – perpetual and subscription.
Bronze – perpetual and subscription.
Custom (à la carte) – perpetual only.
Backup Exec Agents and Options
Backup Exec provides scalable, easy-to-manage backup and recovery for cloud, virtual and physical environments. Backup Exec Agents and Options expand the features and functionality of Backup Exec to support critical applications, databases, storage configurations and much more.
Backup Exec Perpetual and Term Subscription simplifies license management by enabling you to adapt and scale quickly to the evolving needs of your business. Backup Exec subscription licensing gives you access to unified data protection solution software and with upgrades and new feature releases all rolled into a single, subscription price. There are three subscription editions: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
The Backup Exec Bronze, Silver and Gold subscription offerings include unlimited deployment of the Backup Exec server, options and agents, as long as the number of front-end terabytes of data being protected does not exceed the number of terabytes specified by your license, with a minimum of 1TB license per Backup Exec server. ‘Front-end terabyte’ (FETB) is defined as the size of the protected, uncompressed data (i.e. data that has not been deduplicated). You may purchase licenses for as many TB as you need based on the amount of data that needs to be protected. The number of Backup Exec Servers cannot exceed the number of TB purchased, since each Backup Exec Server must be licensed for at least 1 TB.
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• Bronze Edition: Perpetual and Term subscription and billed upfront. File server protection for on premise and cloud.
• Silver Edition: Perpetual and Term subscription and billed upfront. File server, database and application protection for on premise and cloud
• Gold Edition: Perpetual and Term and billed upfront. File server, database
and application protection for on prem and cloud with centralized
management of backup servers for multi-site locations.
• Custom Edition (à la carte): The Custom edition allows you to purchase
Backup Exec by individual options and agents to meet your backup needs.
Specific agents and features are licensed as separately priced items
selected from a menu (à la carte).
• Agent for Applications and Databases
• Agent for VMware and Hyper-V
• Agent for Windows®
• Agent for Linux
• Remote Media Agent for Linux
• Agent for Applications and Databases
• Deduplication Option
• Enterprise Server Option
• Library Expansion Option
• NDMP Option
• Virtual Tape Library Unlimited Drive Option