A scalable deduplication solution for the enterprise, the Symantec NetBackup 5000 series, powered by NetBackup PureDisk technology, is a complete deduplication solution that brings the benefits of NetBackup's deduplication technology in an easy to use appliance form factor. It reduces the size of backups by up to 50x with a deduplication engine that can be deployed for storage reduction, using integration with NetBackup, or for bandwidth reduction using PureDisk clients. An open and flexible architecture allows you to easily scale the size of the solution to meet the changing needs of your environment.
Integrated source and target deduplication
The Symantec NetBackup 5000 series offers both source and target side deduplication in a single integrated solution. Source deduplication is built-in into the backup agents that are directly deployed on the client machines. Source deduplication eliminates duplicate backup data before transmission, thus allowing for better utilization of bandwidth and storage. The NetBackup 5000 appliance can also be used as a deduplicated storage target for NetBackup backups. Once set up, the appliance simply appears as a disk pool within NetBackup and can be controlled via NetBackup policies.
Storage and bandwidth efficient backups
With built-in global deduplication technology, NetBackup 5000 series appliance globally eliminates the backup of duplicate data offering storage savings of up to 50x. This allows for cost efficient long term retention of data on disk, resulting in faster and more reliable backup and recovery of data. The source deduplication option eliminates duplicate backup data at the source making the backups more bandwidth efficient, as well.
Ease of operation
NetBackup 5000 appliance comes preinstalled with all necessary hardware and software components, and can be set up within minutes for production use. Day to day monitoring of backup operations also requires minimal admin intervention, allowing for lower setup and operational costs.
Multiple use cases - single solution
The Symantec NetBackup 5000 series is ideal for many usecases including remote office backups, virtual machine backups, and data center backups. The built-in source side deduplication allows bandwidth efficient centralized backups of remote offices while reducing dependence on tape and unskilled IT personnel at the remote offices. In virtual environments, NetBackup 5000 series appliance offers flexible backup options including guest or image level backup for both VMware and Hyper-V environments with the option of recovering single files or entire VMDK images. Lastly, NetBackup 5000 series appliance can be used both as a source side and target side deduplication tool for data center backups allowing for bandwidth and storage efficient backup of core data center servers.