Data Management Investigate

Backup administrators speak out

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Executive Summary

In too many organizations, piecemeal data-backup solutions create undue complexity and cost. The state of backup is broken, as Dave Russell of Gartner has stated. This Symantec white paper addresses comprehensive data backup, managed from a single platform. A backup platform is akin to a "manager of managers", which means that a single platform can support many different backup capabilities for many difference source workloads, such as physical, virtual, snapshots, deduplication, and more. This paper addresses challenges from changing backup requirements, as recommended by industry analysts and corroborated by real-world IT personnel.

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