Datacentrix launches new Symantec backup appliance

Datacentrix has announced the local availability of Symantec’s new NetBackup 5220, an all-in-one, scalable backup appliance for mid- to enterprise-sized businesses.

November 26, 2012

Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions and Symantec platinum partner, has announced the local availability of Symantec’s new NetBackup 5220, an all-in-one, scalable backup appliance for mid- to enterprise-sized businesses.

According to John Dewar, storage solutions business unit manager at Datacentrix, the NetBackup 5220 will assist these organisations, as well as remote offices and data centres, to update their backup infrastructures and accelerate virtualisation initiatives faster and with greater reliability.

“Symantec has a reputation of understanding the shifting needs of the data centre and offers the NetBackup appliances as an ideal solution for customers looking for turnkey solutions. The appliances enable efficient, storage-optimised data protection for the data centre, remote office and virtual environments,” he explains.

“The new 5220 appliance installs within minutes with expandable storage starting at 4TB and expandable up to 64TB, and will allow companies to protect information, in physical or virtual environments. It also allows for the improvement of efficiency, while reducing costs, through the deduplication of data.”

In fact, Symantec states that its content-aware deduplication can decrease backup storage up to 50 times and bandwidth consumption up to 99 percent, eliminating backup window problems and enabling the cost-effective replication of data to other sites for business continuity.

“Touted as ‘the modern approach to backup’, the NetBackup 5220 appliance is enabled by V-Ray technology and thus breaks down virtual versus physical silos. It delivers simple, yet comprehensive backup and recovery. This unification allows for more standardisation and consistent policies, reduced duplication of effort, eliminates redundant storage pools and lowers licensing, training and operational costs,” states Dewar.