News | July 7, 2015

Veritas Unveils Major Advances In Cloud Backup And Turbocharges Performance With The Release Of NetBackup 7.7

NetBackup 7.7 Expands Virtualization Integration and Delivers Intelligent Policy Enhancements

Veritas, Symantec’s information management business, recently announced the latest release of its enterprise-class data protection solution, Veritas NetBackup 7.7. Among its powerful new capabilities, the industry-leading solution includes features that greatly expand the effectiveness of backup and recovery operations that utilize cloud storage services, adding support for new cloud providers and increasing performance by up to thirty times.

“Today many enterprises are adding cloud storage to their menu of backup storage choices to gain the advantages of elasticity, agility, and OpEx pricing, or simply to replace tape,” says Ana Pinczuk, Senior Vice President, Backup and Recovery for Veritas. “NetBackup 7.7 is designed to exploit these storage alternatives in a much more optimal way, enabling IT organizations to easily incorporate cloud storage into their backup strategy, without compromise.”

This latest release greatly enhances the performance and interoperability of backups directed to cloud storage services such as those offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Verizon, and Cloudian. NetBackup 7.7 also introduces breakthrough integration with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT), and Microsoft SQL Server, and delivers enhanced self-service capabilities that allow both IT and non-IT users to independently manage and control backup and recovery activities using intuitive interfaces combined with native tools.

“As the sheer volume and scope of enterprise data continues to increase, businesses need better tools to adequately protect their data against loss. NetBackup 7.7 is designed to provide faster, easier recovery with enhanced performance and efficient storage techniques to manage data protection at every layer of the stack,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director, Storage Systems and Software at IDC. “These new enhancements can help businesses take advantage of the cost efficiencies and operational agility of cloud storage, by improving performance and expanding the choice of service providers.”

The new cloud connector introduced in NetBackup 7.7, designed on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), is optimized to significantly improve backup and restore times for Amazon S3-compatible cloud storage targets. The new connector takes advantage of multi-streaming and other techniques to fully utilize network bandwidth, significantly reducing backup and recovery times when compared to previous releases. In addition, NetBackup 7.7 supports cloud gateways from NetApp and AWS using a tiered approach to replicate backup data to cloud storage.

NetBackup’s innovative Auto Image Replication (AIR) feature is also integrated with cloud services – enabling businesses to efficiently replicate catalog and backup data in a cloud environment, while efficiently preserving the de-duplicated state of backups.

Veritas NetBackup 7.7 is available now through the company’s channel partners, as well as directly through Veritas.

About Veritas Technologies Corporation
Veritas Technologies Corporation, the information management company that will emerge from the separation from Symantec, will enable organizations to harness the power of their information, with solutions designed to serve the world’s largest and most complex heterogeneous environments. The Veritas business works with 86 percent of Fortune 500 companies today, improving data availability and revealing insights to drive competitive advantage. Veritas generated $2.6B in revenue for Symantec in fiscal year 2015.

About Symantec
Symantec Corporation is an information protection expert that helps people, businesses and governments seeking the freedom to unlock the opportunities technology brings -- anytime, anywhere. Founded in April 1982, Symantec, a Fortune 500 company, operating one of the largest global data-intelligence networks, has provided leading security, backup and availability solutions for where vital information is stored, accessed and shared. The company's more than 19,000 employees reside in more than 50 countries. Ninety-nine percent of Fortune 500 companies are Symantec customers. In fiscal 2015, it recorded revenues of $6.5B. For more information, visit and

Source: Veritas Technologies Corporation