2021 Press Releases

January 27, 2021

Veritas Delivers Industry's Most Extensive Customer Choice on a Unified Platform with NetBackup 9

Veritas Technologies, a global leader in data protection, availability and insights, announced the launch of Veritas NetBackup™ 9. NetBackup 9 delivers significant new features to provide customers with additional choices for deployment across edge, core and cloud, while increasing operational simplicity.

NetBackup 9 has been designed to answer customers' needs in demanding multi-cloud data centres with heterogeneous environments requiring a data protection platform without compromise. With NetBackup 9, Veritas now adds Flex Scale, offering customers a scale-out deployment option based on Veritas' validated reference design. This new architecture provides a hyper-converged approach to data protection that delivers cloud-like simplicity and scalability in an on-premises data centre. With NetBackup Flex Scale, businesses no longer need to forecast capacity needs and provision in anticipation of future growth. Instead, they are able to add more nodes as required. By empowering enterprises to extend their standardisation on Veritas to include scale-out, customers can be freed from the management complexity associated with disparate point solutions for data protection.

Andy Ng, Vice President, Managing Director of Asia South and Pacific region at Veritas Technologies, said: "The global pandemic has put business resiliency at test and accelerated digital transformation. As enterprises look to enhance service delivery and reduce costs, they need to keep pace with evolving data protection challenges. The best strategy for businesses that want to embrace hyper-converged architectures is to standardise on a single data protection platform. Veritas NetBackup 9 with Flex Scale gives customers freedom of choice with the most flexible deployment models in the industry today by empowering them to protect over 800 workloads in a scale-out, scale-up, or cloud storage model."

NetBackup 9 Delivers Scale-out Architecture with Flex Scale
NetBackup 9 is already available in more flexible deployment modes than is offered by any player in the industry. Veritas continues to expand customer choice with the inclusion of its new scale-out hyper-converged mode while reducing complexity, cost, and risk. NetBackup software-defined deployment modes now include:

  • NetBackup -- in the cloud, on Build-Your-Own Server (BYOS), purpose-built appliances and virtual appliances

  • NetBackup Flex -- secure, multitenant containerised deployment

  • NetBackup Flex Scale -- a software-defined, automated, hyper-converged solution for next-generation data centres

Franklin Jaya, IT Platform Architecture Manager, Banco Pichincha, said: "We have long depended on NetBackup to keep our critical data protected. I'm excited about having a scale-out option in the industry-leading backup and recovery solution."

NetBackup 9 Delivers Operational Simplicity
The launch of NetBackup 9 further reinforces Veritas' focus on abstracting the complexity of enterprise IT. NetBackup streamlines the management of the most dynamic environments through orchestrated automation of discovery, protection, and recovery. This latest release adds:

  • Advanced, policy-driven automation to manage all aspects of deployment, provisioning, scaling, load-balancing, cloud integration and recovery operations.

  • Auto discovery of workloads to accelerate time-to-value for data protection services, eliminate gaps in protection and reduce risk.

  • API-first focus that expands and deepens integrations into enterprises existing toolchains and cloud-based workflows.

  • Simplified enterprise data protection for mission-critical OpenStack environments.

Ashish Nadkarni, Group Vice President at IDC, said: "Enterprises are looking to modernise their data centre operations through private and hybrid clouds, and this extends to scale-out architectural approaches. NetBackup 9 is designed to help customers standardise data protection across their environment, implementing operational simplicity regardless of workload, cloud or deployment model. With Veritas' heritage of providing enterprise-class data protection, enterprises can now consume software-defined NetBackup in the cloud, as BYOS and purpose-built appliances, and now in a new, hyper-converged scale-out deployment mode -- giving customers the breadth of diverse workload coverage -- all from a single platform."

NetBackup 9 also includes new features to simplify enterprise data protection for mission-critical OpenStack environments. Utilising OpenStack native APIs, NetBackup 9 delivers seamless integration, multi-tenant controls, and intuitive self-service management. In addition to offering scalability and performance benefits, NetBackup 9 can dramatically reduce costs and administrative management burden while ensuring high-performance backup and recovery operations for OpenStack, both on-premise and in public clouds.

With this launch, Veritas builds on the position of NetBackup as the market-leading and most flexible data protection solution available, to offer even more choice. NetBackup solutions secure data protection, eliminate silos, reduce risk to ransomware attacks, help ensure compliance and governance requirements are met, and maximise ROI.

Phillip Cutrone, Vice President and General Manager of Service Providers, OEM and Major Accounts at HPE, said, "Organisations worldwide turn to HPE for high-performing, versatile and secure technology to optimise solutions for their customers. In our latest collaboration with Veritas, we jointly developed for the first time a certified, Veritas-branded solution for NetBackup Flex Scale by combining HPE ProLiant servers with Veritas' hyper-converged, scale-out backup and recovery software. The new development enables Veritas to provide customers with high performance, world-class reliability, and global support. We look forward to collaborating with Veritas and their channel partners to deliver this exciting new solution."