Symantec, Doyenz Partner on Cloud-Based Recovery Service for Virtual Environments

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-02-07 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As part of the new release, Symantec transformed Backup Exec’s user interface and configurability to provide users with a simpler experience.

Doyenz, a provider of cloud-based recovery services for small and midsized businesses (SMBs), announced that its cloud-based recovery technology was selected by Symantec to power the new Cloud DR Option available as part of Backup Exec 2012. The service enables customers to leverage recovery as a service (RaaS) for the recovery of VMware environments in the cloud in less than 15 minutes.

Backup Exec 2012 is designed to help users eliminate complexity, perform backups in 100 percent virtualized environments and deliver the cloud-based recovery through a single solution. As part of the new release, Symantec transformed Backup Exec€™s user interface and configurability to provide users with a simpler experience. Through integration with Doyenz€™s cloud-based recovery technology, Symantec now offers the Backup Exec Cloud DR Option as part of the offering. This addition allows customers to leverage RaaS in the cloud, whether they are managing planned or unexpected downtime.

€œClose to 2 million customers worldwide trust in Symantec Backup Exec as part of their data protection strategy,€ said Amit Walia, vice president of Symantec€™s information management group.  €œThe partnership with Doyenz demonstrates our commitment to delivering leading solutions by offering our customers a proven cloud-based approach to backup and recovery. Through this joint offering, customers can proactively prepare for disasters before they strike.€

The Doyenz solution is designed to enable recovery for VMware vSphere environments in the cloud in less than 15 minutes. Doyenz leverages vSphere virtual machine snapshots to take both full and incremental backups of virtual machines for enterprise-grade recovery of production environments, providing virtual failover in minutes instead of hours or days. Additionally, with Doyenz Virtual Lab, businesses can help ensure the integrity of the disaster recovery environment by frequently testing it in the cloud.

€œThe combined force of Doyenz and Symantec highlights our dedication to protecting VMware environments and eliminating costly downtime for our customers,€ said Ashutosh Tiwary, founder and CEO of Doyenz. €œThe Backup Exec Cloud DR Option powered by Doyenz delivers an always-on approach to backup and recovery so our customers can be assured that their information is protected and their business-critical applications are available at anytime.€

Symantec also announced it is taking aim at the often complex and time-consuming process of backup and recovery services with the release of NetBackup 7.5 and Backup Exec 2012 software and cloud services, as well as Backup Exec Small Business Edition for midmarket companies. In addition, the company€™s NetBackup Auto Image Replication (AIR) allows customers to eliminate volumes of physical assets and prioritize files that can be sent over the network.

Symantec's strategy is to eliminate 80 percent of the operating cost of backup by delivering an integrated platform that replaces multiple solutions typically used in backup today. Symantec backup appliances can drive down costs even more than traditional appliances by combining backup software and deduplication into a single solution supported by one vendor, that is fast to deploy and easy to manage. 

 
 
 
 
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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