by Lyle Smith

Veritas Backup Exec 16 Now Available

Veritas Technologies has announced a significant update to Backup Exec, the company’s unified backup and recovery solution for mid-market organizations. Backup Exec 16 is designed to help businesses save valuable resources and assets as well as to help solve critical data protection challenges across cloud, virtual and physical systems. Veritas adds that organizations will be able to leverage the most current and scalable Microsoft infrastructure with Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2016, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016.

Version 16 has newly expanded cloud support with simplified licensing and purchasing models for easier consumption. Here’s Veritas’ rundown of all the new features in the latest release:

  • Expanded cloud support: Backup Exec 16 streamlines the migration to cloud by offering a single, unified platform that protects critical data across cloud, virtual and physical infrastructures. Server and service configurations lend Backup Exec the flexibility to protect data in, from, and to the cloud.
  • Microsoft Cloud infrastructure support: Organizations can leverage the most current and scalable Microsoft infrastructure with Azure, Windows Server 2016, and Hyper-V Server 2016. Azure components can be protected to provide low-impact, one-pass backup and granular file, folder, and object recovery. Backup Exec flexible options support an organization’s chosen data protection policy, without dictating terms. Robust end-to-end encryption protocols help ensure data security and increase the business’ willingness to commit sensitive data to cost-effective public cloud services.
  • Rapid performance: Backup Exec allows users to protect their VMware virtual machines rapidly, with low impact to production performance, while ensuring that individual files can be restored quickly. This patented feature, called “Instant Granular Recovery Technology” (Instant GRT), allows organizations to meet applications and data recovery goals. Customers can immediately activate VMware virtual machines after recovery, significantly reducing the amount of time and effort needed to activate copies of protected servers for test, development, troubleshooting, and data recovery purposes. This feature can figure prominently in an organization’s ability to recover quickly from a ransomware attack.
  • Simplified licensing and purchasing model allows easier consumption: Built for price-sensitive, mid-sized companies that do not have complicated infrastructures or dedicated backup administrators, Backup Exec offers the advantage of Veritas’ physical and virtual experience with the ability to protect data through virtual and cloud environments, so that organizations can effectively protect their entire data sets.

Veritas Backup Exec 16 is available now.

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