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This article is part of the Vol. 5 No. 2 April 2006 issue of Big 3 backup apps adapt to disk
With disk playing a bigger role in backup, the three major enterprise backup programs--EMC's NetWorker, IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager and Symantec's Veritas NetBackup--are undergoing radical changes. As disk rapidly becomes the preferred initial backup target, vendors of the three big backup programs--EMC Corp.'s NetWorker, IBM Corp.'s Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) and Symantec Corp.'s Veritas NetBackup--are scrambling to enhance and change the focus of their programs. Never before has a shift of such titanic proportions affected the product development of these three dominant players which, until now, have been slow to change. Of course, the most widely used backup software products have always provided some disk support, but vendors recognize the need for significant product upgrades to take advantage of disk's lower costs and unique restore capabilities (see "Product roadmaps"). EMC's forthcoming NetWorker PowerSnap RecoverPoint module enables central management of EMC's continuous data protection (CDP) product; IBM's TSM advanced copy services for Exchange... Access >>>
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