Last week, Veritas Technologies unveiled Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2, with a radically improved user interface that simplifies how employees across an organisation can effortlessly protect data and modern workloads.
The new Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2 provides customers with best-in-class data protection technology and enhanced user experience designed by the undisputed market share leader. With an intuitive interface that enables authorised employees to easily protect and monitor their own data, on premises or in multi-cloud environments, Veritas NetBackup simplifies day-to-day operations and empowers employees to play an important data management role in their department.
“The explosion of data and the need to protect it, combined with new technologies, web-based workloads and mobile applications are reshaping customer expectations and fostering a new demand for consistent, yet personalised experiences,” said Jane Zhu, senior vice president of Data Protection and Governance Engineering, Veritas. “Our customer user experience is one of the critical priorities we’re focusing on today. Simplifying, standardising and unifying the look and feel of our NetBackup user interface is the first step on this important journey.”
With the new modernised interface of Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2, all authorised users, including backup administrators, will now be able to securely access and manage the backup and recovery of their company data with just a few clicks using their mobile device and save valuable time in day-to-day operations. Through integration with the “Veritas Smart Meter” web service, users can easily identify any issues, view a report of capacity usage and take action to keep their backup environments running smoothly.
Closer integration with VMware and next-generation workloads
The new Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2 unifies data protection for multi-cloud, virtual, physical, and next-generation workloads with petabyte-scale performance, all managed from a single console. Engineered to protect traditional IT workloads, as well as big data analytics platforms, Open Source databases, and hyperconverged infrastructure, NetBackup is equipped to handle anything the modern data centre can throw at it.
Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2 also offers increased functionality and enterprise-scale backup for VMware customers, as well as integration with other modern workloads. This is achieved through instant access to their systems with the new interface and the ability to restore a single file without an agent. NetBackup supports Hadoop, Nutanix, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, SQLite, HBase and MongoDB.
World class data protection made simple
A dedicated design team was created to modernise the user interface of NetBackup, Veritas’ flagship solution, and the entire Veritas product portfolio to provide compelling experiences for customers across the globe, unify disparate teams, centralise customer information and deliver high-quality customer experiences. By simplifying data protection, Veritas can help customers reach a faster time to market and provide them the ability to adapt more quickly to changing market conditions.
Over the past year, Veritas design teams have collected feedback from thousands of customers and partners worldwide to understand how they use Veritas solutions during the entire product lifecycle. The design teams have incorporated this feedback and streamlined the workflow of NetBackup to increase its usability and help customers reduce the complexity of all data backup and recovery tasks.
“In order to improve our customers’ experience, we need the ability to quickly protect, recover and report on our workloads and data,” said Andre O’Brien, infrastructure and operations manager, City of Albuquerque. “With the new interface for Veritas NetBackup, we will be able to not only run all of these daily operations easily and more efficiently, but we will also empower employees across different departments to protect and restore their own data whenever they need it.”
Integrated enterprise cloud backup with Veritas CloudPoint 2.1
With Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2’s new automation options and integration with the snapshot-based data protection of Veritas CloudPoint 2.1, it’s easier and faster than ever before for organisations to manage large and complex data protection environments spanning across multiple clouds and on premises storage arrays.
“Businesses require technology that enables them to simply and seamlessly back up and restore data wherever it resides and handover some of the responsibilities to the business owners,” said Christophe Bertrand, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “User experience will have a significant impact on the success of these initiatives. With the new interface of NetBackup and a strategic companywide focus on user experience, Veritas enables customers to protect their workloads and restore them instantly, when they require the data.”
The new version of NetBackup 8.1.2 will be available globally from Veritas and its worldwide channel partners next month.