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Randy Cochran, vice president of channel sales for Symantec, said that Backup Exec has been the top-selling data protection for years.
"Now we're adding off-premises and appliance versions," Cochran said. "So no matter how customer want to do their backups, we can provide it."
The main competition for Symantec's new Backup Express-based software, hardware, and cloud-based data protection capabilities is not other vendors, Cochran said.
"In the small business, it's complacency," he said. "There are still a lot of customers who are not running daily backups. Appliances and the cloud are great snap-ins to their infrastructure for giving them data availability. We see some niche competition. But no one is coming close to the installed base we have with Backup Express."
Symantec is also using Vision to introduce new versions of its Enterprise Vault archiving software.
They include Enterprise Vault 10, a new version of the software which includes technology to analyze e-mail content and metadata to automatically classify e-mails and assign them the appropriate archiving and retention policies. That information is also used to speed up eDiscovery searches and reviews.
Enterprise Vault 10 also now handles the archiving and eDiscovery of new forms of communications including blogs and social media postings.
Also new is the Symantec Enterprise Vault.cloud, an enhanced version of the company's Symantec Enterprise.cloud email archiving service. It offers unlimited e-mail storage and retention in secure enterprise-class data centers for a flat monthly fee.
Symantec also introduced Veritas Operations Manager 4.0, a new version of what was previously known as Veritas Storage Foundation Manager, said Douglas Fallstrom, senior director of storage and high availability product management for the company.
Veritas Operations Manager 4.0 provides a virtualized view of storage from the applications and file systems through to the spindles in the hard drives, including physical and virtual machines, virtual machine backups, storage pools, and LUNs, Fallstrom said. "It provides true end-to-end visibility," he said.
It features agentless deployment for a single user interface that allows both server administrators and storage administrators to deploy and provision storage. "For example, an Oracle database administrator who sees the need for ore storage can just grab more virtualized storage," he said.
Veritas Operations Manager 4.0 works across VMware, Solaris Zones, and Logical Domains virtual environments, and will eventually work across Hyper-V, KVM, and other environments as well, Fallstrom said.
Using Veritas Operations Manager 4.0, customers can provide a variety of business services such as automatically start or stop clusters of virtual machine across multiple servers or storage volumes. "It can start and stop all the service groups and underlying virtual machines with a single click," Fallstrom said.
Symantec also introduced Veritas Operations Manager Advanced, which lays on top of Veritas Operations Manager to add additional reporting and chargeback capabilities.
Fallstrom said customers can use the Advanced version to shrink applications to free up storage, reclaim unused storage, shrink file systems, migrate storage, and deport or reallocate unused LUNs.