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10 Reasons to Upgrade to Veritas Backup Exec™ 16 Today!

If your organization is like many others, you’re facing an increasingly complex backup and restore dilemma for your environment— whether virtual, physical, cloud or a combination. Veritas Backup Exec™ 16 is designed to remedy that complexity by delivering a backup and recovery solution that meets your data protection needs simply, with a host of powerful features that can help you save time, get more reliable backups, achieve your recovery objectives, and reduce costs.

1. INCREDIBLY FAST
In fact, Backup Exec 16 delivers backup and data deduplication faster than previous versions.* It doesn’t matter if you’re backing up physical servers, VMware®, or Microsoft® Hyper-V virtual machines— with features such as Instant GRT® and Instant Recovery of virtual machines, you’ll get reliable backup and recovery in less time than you thought possible. Backup Exec’s powerful performance helps you reduce data protection windows and saves you time.

2. STORE LESS WITH EFFICIENT DEDUPLICATION
Backup Exec 16 helps you tame growing data volumes with integrated, block-level data deduplication. Unlike point solutions that deduplicate per backup job, you’ll get greater storage savings with Backup Exec 16’s advanced technology that deduplicates data across your entire virtual and/or physical environment. For even greater efficiency and enhanced storage savings, Backup Exec 16 includes changed block tracking so you only back up the blocks that have changed, rather than every block of every VM in your infrastructure.

3. EASY TO USE
Backup Exec 16 comes complete with an easy-to-use interface, intelligent dashboards and intuitive wizards that provide the visibility you need to quickly track and monitor every backup and recovery job. It also saves time and simplifies the implementation of backup protection—with a few simple clicks, you can set backup jobs, view backup status, and perform recoveries.

4. DESIGNED FOR OPTIMAL VIRTUAL MACHINE PROTECTION
Backup Exec 16 integration with Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and VMware vStorage™ APIs for Data Protection (VADP) provides reliable and consistent application-aware backups for all your virtual machines. Using the latest technology, Backup Exec 16 minimizes CPU, memory, and I/O load performance impacts on the virtual host. By executing post-processing tasks that don’t impact the backup window, such as log truncation, collection of meta data, and catalog creation, Backup Exec 16 delivers highly optimized backup and fast, agile recovery of granular application data directly from storage.

5. A SINGLE SOLUTION FOR VIRTUAL, PHYSICAL AND CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS
Forget purchasing, deploying, and managing separate backup solutions for your virtual, physical and cloud data. Backup Exec 16 protects all environments—from a single physical server to thousands of virtual machines—all with a single solution. Get a complete picture of your entire backup and recovery status from one administrative console at any time. If scalability is important to you, rest assured that Backup Exec 16 will support your backup and recovery needs as your organization grows.

6. TO VIRTUALLY ANY STORAGE DEVICE
When it comes to storing critical data, Backup Exec 16 has flexible options—so you can backup to virtually any storage device including disk, tape, dedupe storage, appliance, or a third-party cloud. There’s no need to be locked into buying a specific storage device and increasing your storage costs.

7. FAST, EFFICIENT, AND VERSATILE RECOVERY
You can easily find and recover data—at any level. Because Backup Exec 16 intelligently indexes and catalogs backup data, you don’t have to waste valuable time and disk space mounting the backup job, determining what’s inside, and searching for specific data. With a few simple clicks, you can recover virtual machines, applications, databases, files, folders, and granular objects directly from backup storage including individual objects from Microsoft® Exchange, Active Directory®, SQL Server®, and SharePoint®. Backup Exec 16 simplifies and speeds up recovery when you need it most.
Backup Exec 16 also includes—at no extra charge—Simplified Disaster Recovery (SDR) technology for minimizing downtime and business disruptions. In the event of a disaster, Backup Exec 16 can recover an entire server from a bare metal state to the same hardware or dissimilar hardware in minutes—instead of hours or days.

8. CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT
Backup Exec centralized administration console delivers scalable management of distributed Backup Exec servers and reduces the time and resources needed to manage your backup operations.

9. SIMPLE TO ACQUIRE AND DEPLOY
Backup Exec 16 is a cost effective backup and recovery solution that’s easy to acquire, license, and deploy. With Backup Exec 16, you’ll have an affordable solution with licensing options that best fit your organization’s needs. Choose from three licensing options—per TB, per socket, per module.

10. SUPPORTS THE LATEST PLATFORMS AND OPERATING SYSTEMS
Backup Exec 16 builds on its twenty-plus years of Microsoft experience with full Day 1 support of Server 2016, Hyper-V 2016 and Azure targets. VMware vSphere 6.5 is also supported, continuing Veritas’ long history of protecting virtual machines. Don’t let your backup software prevent you from deploying advanced productivity benefits.