NetBackup Appliance Review

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Last updated: Aug 13, 2020

NetBackup Appliance Review

ITQlick rating
(4.8/5)

Starting from $23,000 per license

The NetBackup Appliance is a backup and recovery solution for enterprises that need to store and access critical information on physical environments. The product was originally offered as a backup server where...

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Shlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 13, 2020

What is NetBackup Appliance Used For?

The NetBackup Appliance is a backup and recovery solution for enterprises that need to store and access critical information on physical environments. The product was originally offered as a backup server where clients could store their files but in 2010 the option to buy the service in the form on an appliance was made available.

The NetBackup Appliance is a product of Symantec, an American company founded in 1982 known for developing security softwares and backup solutions. With its headquarters in Mountain View, California, Symantec Corporation is a Fortune 500 company with the most used certificate authority.

Average Rating -

The rating of NetBackup Appliance is 4.8 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

The NetBackup Appliance would be ideal for clients that want turnkey solutions for their enterprise. The solution will work best for customers looking for a very efficient way of storing data in an optimized environment that allows full protection and recovery when necessary.

Currently, NetBackup has the largest share of customers when it comes to global data protection, about 35,000 customers. Almost 99% of Fortune 500 companies use the service. Leading health care and telecom services rely on it. The same goes for leading financial services.

Notable customers that currently use the NetBackup Appliances are Arsys (Webhosting company), the State of Michigan, PostFinance (a financial service) and CSX (a transportation company).

Features

For companies that very much run their business on critical data analysis, performance can be improved with the new technology offered by NetBackup. This solution is going to be helpful to enterprises that want to save in cost by simplifying deployment, management and maintenance as the workload grows. The appliance offers you greater reliability, efficiency and optimized data protection.

The hardware installs in minutes and offers you Intelligent end-to-end deduplication be it at target, backup server or source. This is going to allow you to achieve fastest recovery time as the appliance delivers full backups at an incredible speed.

NetBackup Appliance 5 Pros

  • Supports many different types of technologies, Linux, Max, Oracle, Microsoft SQL etc
  • The AES-256 bit encryption used can encrypt data in flight or at rest
  • The emergency response time for professional support can take as low as 15 minutes
  • Uses a unique architecture for scaling out that requires much less hardware
  • Offers client and target side duplication, client side duplication allows for a faster backup.

NetBackup Appliance 2 Cons

  • The licensing fee tends to be quite expensive for new businesses looking for a backup server
  • The graphical interface reminds of desktops used during the windows NT era.

Competitors & Alternatives

Other backup appliances that can compare to NetBackup are the Arkeia Backup models, the Dell’s DR4000, the Revinetix models, the StorServer and the Tandberg Data AccuVault.
 
In the list above the Dell’s DR4000 is the only one to fail to support (AES)-256 encryption. NetBackup and the rest do support it.
 
The highest raw disk capacity can be otained from the Revinetix which can offer up to 102 TB. By default the Symantec NetBackup models offer between 4TB to 32TB. They can be expanded though.
 
All of these appliances use Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network cards. The Dell’s DR4000 and the NetBackup  are ahead with options for a two 10 GbE ports per node. StorServer can also offer multiple terabyte transfer when the need arises.
 
NetBackup's data deduplication can happen either at the target or at the source. That is also the case with Arkeia and  Dell’s DR4000. Revinetix models only offer data deduplicaiton at target. As for Tandberg  and StorServer backup appliances, the data deduplication is at source.

NetBackup Appliance Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $23,000 per license. The experts at ITQlick has reviewed NetBackup Appliance pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 3.8 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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NetBackup Appliance Categories

Business backup

Specifications

Company:
Address: Symantec, Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA
Website:https://www.veritas.com/protection/netbackup-appliances
Customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Business Area: Information technology
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

NetBackup Appliance Features

Backup Network Locations
Data Compression
External hard drive backup
Full Backup
Incremental Backup
Individual File Backup

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