Tonight on Symantec Smackdown…in the red corner, weighing in at 150 lbs of dusty old server equipment…YOUR BACKUP SYSTEM! And…in the Gold corner…weighing in at a sleek 29 lbs….the Symantec BE6300!
All kidding aside, I had a chance to learn a bit more about this new appliance from Symantec the other day. What? You didn’t know that Symantec actually has a hardware solution for backup? The BE 6300 is designed to take all that is good about your Symantec Backup System (easy to use software, quick backup process, etc) and sell it to you all in a box with the hardware to store it and manage it. We all want something simple, and this is most assuredly that.
We all know the issues with backup really relate to the hardware that’s available. You have to add drives for more storage, you have to make sure your system is up to date and able to run it, and of course you have to buy agents to replicate & deduplicate. Not so here. Take a look at this list of what comes on the box, and what’s optional…and all of those licenses are unlimited in scope. AND…the box has a total of 5.5TB of storage for your backups. That’ll keep you not worrying for awhile right?
Want more information? Let’s get on the phone with my Symantec BDM expert, Walaa Al-Saadi, today! 🙂