Many IT professionals are drawn by the savings that Linux® brings to the data center but are concerned about the potential uptime and data protection risks that arise from trusting their business-critical applications to "free" or native software. Native Linux solutions also prove challenging with required manual scripting and lack of automated operations and management. For business-critical data center applications, the complete line of Symantec high availability, data protection, backup and recovery, disaster recovery and storage management offerings deliver UNIX-class performance, scalability, administration, and support on Linux.
With a depth of trusted, high performance features and unmatched breadth of server and storage platform coverage, Symantec offers enterprise-class Linux solutions for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® , SUSE® Linux, Oracle® Enterprise Linux, or others.
Symantec's data center solutions support all major Linux, UNIX® and Windows® platforms and provide a single-pane-of-glass centralized management approach to efficiently operate and manage these diverse environments. These offerings span disaster recovery, business continuity, server and storage management and advanced disk-based data protection across both physical and virtual environments for the Linux platform.
There is a definite need for better data protection solutions in today's enterprise data centers. The question is whether to continue with
software-only backup and recovery solutions, or to make the move to a purpose-built backup appliance with deduplication capabilities.
Clearly, the simplicity and completeness of the appliance model are attractive, but what other less-obvious considerations should weigh into
This paper provides a structured approach to assessing the advantages of the appliance model. It summarizes the trends that
have made modernizing backup and recovery an urgent priority, the key requirements for solution offerings, and the unique capabilities of
Symantec NetBackup™ appliances in delivering a simple, complete, and cost-effective solution.
Read more about the third-generation of NetBackup
appliances: NetBackup 5230 Backup Appliance and the
NetBackup 5030 Deduplication Appliance. These enterprise
appliances are changing how customers backup and recover
in virtual and physical environments.