Photo - Alex Ong, Country Director, Symantec Malaysia.
Symantec Corp has announced the availability of its Symantec System Recovery 2013 suite in Malaysia, which includes new features such as comprehensive system protection with full platform support for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and vSphere 5.1, said the security solutions firm.
"IT organisations in Malaysia today face hardware, software and application downtime, lasting short periods of time to shutting down the business for days on a regular basis. Without adequate planning and preparation, any type of downtime can compromise a return to operations and cause financial damage as the ability to generate revenue is lost," said Symantec Malaysia country director, Alex Ong.
"In today's world, the need to ensure constant access to key applications is paramount. Symantec System Recovery 2013 provides SMBs (small and medium businesses) with affordable application availability by simplifying recovery of both physical and virtual platforms," said Ong, adding that operational continuity and recovery from outages was of paramount importance for SMBs.
"The new features in this latest release further extend Symantec System Recovery's leadership position in disaster recovery and data protection for businesses of all sizes. Symantec System Recovery 2013 includes support for the latest applications and operating systems, a new management solution for large scale deployments, and faster backup windows by up to 750 percent," he said.
"Symantec System Recovery 2013 delivers superior backup and disaster recovery for servers, desktops, laptops, and virtual machines that enable businesses to recover from downtime or disasters in minutes," said Ong. "With patented Restore Anyware technology, IT administrators can rapidly restore exactly what they need, when and where they need it-including entire physical and virtual machines to bare metal or dissimilar hardware as well as files, folders, and granular application objects. Symantec System Recovery also provides cross-platform Physical-to-Virtual (P2V), Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V), and Virtual to-Physical (V2P) recoveries, an important complement to physical and virtual environments."
Ong said advanced monitoring and added platform support would make backup and recovery tasks quick and simple for organisations of all sizes. "Once the files to be backed up, a backup schedule, and a backup destination have been set, Symantec System Recovery begins backup automatically. Because Symantec System Recovery uses image-backup technology to capture a snapshot of the entire system, back-up and recovery tasks take just a few minutes."
"Symantec System Recovery 2013 adds support for the Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, and vSphere 5 platforms and a new monitoring tool, System Recovery Monitor. The System Recovery Monitor does not require a dedicated server, but can monitor the backup of several servers and desktops centrally with one system running Windows. It makes backup progress and the state of the backup system visible with its simple user interface, making it easy for non-IT specialists to use," he said.
Ong said other features include:
- UEFI Support: Symantec System Recovery now enables boot from UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) in addition to BIOS.
- 64 bit Support: Full 64 bit support is now included.
- Smart Reconciliation: Backups and reconciliation are efficiently completed by tracking changed blocks. The reconcile time is significantly reduced to seconds by eliminating the need to do a complete reconcile in cases of crashes or abrupt shutdowns.
- Incremental Backup without reconcile - Backups are at least 35 percent faster than Symantec System Recovery 2011
- Full Backup - Backups are at least 15 percent faster than Symantec System Recovery 2011
- Incremental Backup with reconcile - Backups are at least 750 percent faster than Symantec System Recovery 2011
- Updated Symantec System Recovery Linux Edition: The Symantec System Recovery Linux Edition now includes the ability to perform incremental backups and schedule backup jobs.
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