2013 Products Of The Year


Storage

Symantec Backup Exec 3600

Data center backup is a turnkey operation with Symantec's Backup Exec 3600, a fully licensed Windows Server with Backup Exec 2012 preinstalled that can back up physical and virtual images within minutes of plugging it in. A browser-based UI monitors storage, RAID levels, system health and appliance alerts and manages its embedded software. A trip to the server console or a remote session makes it easy to create, run or debug backups and view logs. Backup Exec 3600 offers a powerful point-and-click environment for automated off-premise backup and recovery of physical and virtual systems running Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Recovery options include creation of bootable ISOs for bare-metal recovery from CD, DVD or USB. Image formats include Microsoft's .VHD, VMware's .VMDK and Symantec's .BKF, any of which can be located on a local volume, network share or tape/disk devices managed by Backup Exec. The tool also can convert .VHD and .VMDK files from virtual to physical and vice versa. Pricing starts around $15,000 depending on configuration.