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Introducing Veritas Backup Exec 16

A long-time developer of information management solutions, the team with Veritas definitely knows the ins and outs of data backup and restoration in the 21st century. Their proven record in the industry as well as their reputation for providing stellar customer service has put them at the top of the game, and they hope to stay there with the release of their latest product.

Unveiled to the general public in November 2016, Veritas Backup Exec 16 builds on the framework offered in previous versions by implementing enhanced support for cloud computing as well as device virtualization. Considered the fact that these features have been requested by users for quite some time, the recent upgrades are already being well-received throughout the industry.

Meant for small and medium-sized businesses, Veritas Backup Exec 16 also provides invaluable resource management functionality. As this is an area that is so critical to achieving business continuity, it's a nuance that simply cannot be avoided.

The software is also compatible with four separate cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Cloudian. Such flexibility maximizes the reach of Veritas' software beyond their previous horizons.

Moreover, Backup Exec 16 is capable of working with Azure, Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V Server 2016 in order to safeguard data and facilitate the proper encryption. Data protection and restoration services, including Veritas' patented Instant Granular Recovery Technology, or Instant GRT, are also available for VMware products.

Tad Brockway, general manager with Microsoft Azure Storage, spoke excitedly about his company's relationship with Veritas. He was quoted as saying: "We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Veritas by helping them to bring powerful and flexible cloud solutions to the mid-market. "As a leader in the backup and information management space, Veritas with Azure gives customers a trusted and efficient solution to manage backup across hybrid environments."

Last but not least, Veritas has also re-worked their pricing structure for their Backup Exec software. In an effort to better cater to their chosen demographic of small and medium-sized businesses, the company has streamlined the entire licensing plan and purchase model. Not only does this make the product far more accessible to consumers than ever before, but it also has the potential to result in increased profitability for Veritas in the future.

Andy Spencer, global product marketer with Veritas, explained the target audience of Backup Exec 16 in the software's original press release by saying: "Most organizations operate on a hybrid-cloud model, meaning they need access to data across both heterogeneous clouds and on-premises architectures. Veritas provides infrastructure-agnostic protection of all data-reducing the complexity and risk of using multiple solutions and providing greater visibility and control of information. Backup Exec 16 helps businesses address these critical retention challenges in a simple and straightforward manner, protecting the organization's entire critical data set across cloud, virtual and physical."

To find out more information about Veritas, including details on Backup Exec 16 or any of their complementary products, services and solutions, please visit the company's official site at


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