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Published: 20 Oct 2012

IN THE PAST couple of years, vendors like Asigra, Avamar and EVault have had some success with backup for often underserved remote offices. But now backup king Symantec wants a piece of the action, and has introduced an adjunct to Veritas NetBackup designed specifically for remote and branch offices. When you consider how much data resides in remote offices, it's no surprise that Symantec would want to be the one to back it up. Citing various analyst groups, Kris Hagerman, senior VP of Symantec's storage and server management group, says that between 30% and 35% of enterprise data sits in remote offices and that it's growing at approximately 50% per year. More to the point, 69% of recently surveyed storage professionals said they were unhappy with their remote-office backup options. Symantec's NetBackup PureDisk Remote Office Edition is designed for organizations with "a significant number of remote offices"--from the tens to hundreds, says Hagerman. PureDisk's provenance supports that; the underlying code comes by way of DataCenter Technologies, a Belgian ... Access >>>

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