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Published: 16 Oct 2012

Veritas recently released Backup Exec 9.0, the latest iteration of an application with a long history. Veritas also has a family of backup applications--its flagship product NetBackup was reviewed in Storage magazine (see "Veritas raises the bar with NetBackup 4.5"). Industry analysts predicted Backup Exec might be folded into NetBackup, in the same way that Computer Associates (CA) folded its disparate ARCserve/Cheyenne Software acquisitions into BrightStor Enterprise editions. Instead, Veritas put its full support behind both the legacy and the future of Backup Exec 9.0. That sort of vendor panache warrants a review. Our test platform We developed a test platform that was used to test not only Backup Exec, but several different backup application platforms in future issues. While in no way empirical, the prototype/sample enterprise platform represents a cross-platform representation of what many readers have in their data centers. A hybrid Gigabit Ethernet/Fast Ethernet infrastructure was developed utilizing three types of network operating system ... Access >>>

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