Symantec launches new appliance strategy

Company adds two new appliances to data protection, storage and security solution line-up

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Symantec launches new appliance strategy Omar Djani director - Systems Engineering, Emerging Markets, Symantec says that the company's new appliances are a great plug-and-play option to accelerate and simplify deployment for customers.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  January 18, 2011

Symantec has introduced two new appliances onto the security market, in line with its new strategy to provide customers with flexible and easy to deploy delivery models for its data protection, storage management and security solutions.

"Organisations today are strapped when it comes to time, resources, budget and staff. They are looking for solutions that easily integrate and manage their complex IT environments. While Symantec's innovation lies within the software, these new appliances are a great plug-and-play option to accelerate and simplify deployment for our customers," said Omar Dajani, director - Systems Engineering, Emerging Markets, Symantec.

The two new appliances are the Symantec NetBackup 5200 and the Symantec FileStore N8300.

These appliances are designed to provide out-of-the-box back-up and file storage.

 NetBackup 5200 is an all-in-one hardware and software solution designed for scalable back-up and deduplication, the system is designed to enable customers to expand their data.

FileStore N8300 is a clustered NAS solution for file storage in cloud environments, the device allows customers to build cloud storage and manage unstructured data growth. 

"Regardless of how easy software and services are to deploy, some customers simply want a solution that combines hardware and software from one vendor, reducing licensing costs, time with technical support and the overall purchasing process," said Laura DuBois, program vice president, IDC Storage Software and Solutions. "Symantec's appliances will give them a solution that is easy to deploy and configure."

According to a recent Symantec study, 44% of those polled expressed a preference for an appliance form factor with bundled software for deduplication to a software delivery model built into existing backup software that lets them use commodity hardware.

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