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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Newer and not-so-familiar backup products may offer some functional and operational advantages over the big three backup programs. Free at last. As backup software breaks away from its historically tight integration with tape, less well-known backup products are addressing new priorities, such as closer application integration, backing up directly to disk and encryption. In doing so, they may be a better fit than the big three enterprise backup programs: EMC Corp.'s NetWorker, IBM Corp.'s Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) and Symantec Corp.'s Veritas NetBackup (see "Big three apps adjust to disk-based backup," Storage, April 2006). Atempo Inc.'s Time Navigator, for example, includes support for heterogeneous SAN and NAS environments, encryption and hierarchical key management. On the small- to medium-sized business (SMB) side, Symantec's Backup Exec 10d can manage disk-based backups by first staging them on disk for a defined period of time before moving the data to tape. Complement or replace? The role of backup software is changing. As organizations consolidate... Access >>>

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