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Modern endeavours find themselves faced with the issue of fast paced growing data. In fact, data growth has been predicted to be in the range of 50-60% per year. But data, instead of being confined to a single centre, is often spread across multiple data centres, remote offices and virtual machine environments. Data has continued to grow despite static or shrinking backup windows. The compounding problem of depreciating IT budgets, has made adding extra storage, unviable in dealing with data protection. A reappraisal of the current data protection architecture, technologies, and processes is of great import. Accordingly, global companies have started converting the tape to disk-based data protection. But tapes as well as disk-based backups have functionality constraints.Symantec's NetBackup PureDisk, with its built-in global deduplication technology, eliminates duplicate data backup, addresses traditional backup product problems, making disk backups more cost efficient. It provides customers with the critical features required to protect data - from remote office to virtual environment to the data centre. This reduces the size of backups with a technology that can be used for storage reduction, or for bandwidth reduction. Data backed up is encrypted in-flight and also at rest. It spells independence from tape for DR purposes. Finally, the open architecture makes it easy to deploy and scale using standard storage and servers.
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