Protect your data
Simplify the backup process while lowering your total cost of ownership with the only integrated hardware, software and services solution powered by Symantec Backup Exec 2012. Shipped with factory-installed Symantec software and a wizard-driven setup and management utility, the PowerVault DL Appliance enables you to set up and configure your storage space for immediate use, or even add more disks, in less than 25 minutes.
Deduplication option offers savings, simplicity and adaptability
Even in this era of massive data growth, the PowerVault DL Appliance with Backup Exec 2012 deduplication option helps you optimize your storage capacity by limiting duplicate storage blocks and leaving only one copy of the data to be stored. Full indexing is retained, however, should the data ever be required again. The system is designed to be more cost-effective than similar tape solutions.
Integrated tape support
The PowerVault DL Appliance is available with the Dell PowerVault TL2000, TL4000, or ML6000 tape library integrated into the full solution. Take advantage of backup-to-disk for quick availability, and then transfer to tape from the same management console for offsite disaster recovery.
Faster, more reliable backup
Not only can tape-based backups be complex and time-consuming, but they're also prone to failure and often exceed their backup window. Disk-based backup with the PowerVault DL Appliance powered by Symantec is fast and reliable, allowing you to restore with confidence.
Better than VTL
Virtual tape libraries (VTLs) are "point products" that can help fix backup and recovery bottlenecks in the short term. However, they are separate components that create silos of information and add management complexity. Virtual tapes have to be created, provisioned and managed from a separate interface, and VTL products lack alerting and reporting functions within the backup solution. The PowerVault DL Appliance is a native, disk-to-disk solution that eliminates the need for manual setup and management. It automatically and dynamically provisions disks and gives you proactive monitoring, alerts and reporting.
Remote backup, management, monitoring and maintenance
You can use the PowerVault DL Appliance to back up data from remote offices to your data center, setting up backup tasks and policies as well as performing system monitoring and maintenance from a central location. This makes the PowerVault DL Appliance the ideal backup solution for remote offices that do not have IT administrators on site.
Granular recovery technology for speedy restores
With Symantec's Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) for critical Microsoft® applications, including Exchange, SharePoint (MOSS), and Active Directory, you can recover granular objects from a single-pass backup by simply browsing and selecting it. GRT lets you recover specific items, such as public folders and individual mailboxes, e-mail messages, attachments and calendar items, without a time-consuming full restore.
Integration between archiving and backup
Improving archiving complements backup by helping companies identify what to store, what to delete and when to move older data to secondary systems, while ensuring fast discovery and recovery of older data. The DL Appliance powered by Symantec provides the options to integrate archiving and backup, helping customers to control storage costs and recovery times. The DL Appliance with Backup Exec 2012 Agent for Enterprise Vault now supports Enterprise Vault 10 beta backup, recovery and migration. Additionally, the Backup Exec Archive Option for Exchange now includes Virtual Vault, allowing users to access archived emails directly from within Outlook.
Continuous data protection for exchange and file
The PowerVault DL Appliance powered by Symantec Backup Exec 2012 continuously protects Microsoft Exchange and file data by backing up changes to the disk as they occur. Not only does this improve overall data protection, but it also reduces administrative complexity by eliminating the need for full, incremental or differential backups for Exchange data.
Protection for desktops and laptops
The Desktop and Laptop Option (DLO) with Backup Exec 2012 lets you automatically sync and protect multiple desktops and laptops using a network share. You can choose continuous, scheduled or manual backups through an intuitive interface that lets you access your latest data, even when you are on the road.
Protection for VMware virtual machines
Licensing requirements can make managing backups on virtual machines difficult and expensive. The PowerVault DL Appliance powered by Symantec Backup Exec 2012 incorporates award-winning technology for virtual machine protection. The Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructure includes protection for an unlimited number of guests on an individual ESX host. In addition, Backup Exec 2012 leverages several VMware technologies, including VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB), that make backing up and restoring virtual machines faster and easier.
The DL Appliance powered by Symantec’s Backup Exec 2012 delivers improved backup and deduplication performance in virtualized environments. The new “V-Ray” technology embedded into the core solution gives customers x-ray vision to easily see, protect, and recover their virtual machines with the same solution that protects their physical environments. Additionally, Symantec’s Backup Exec Management Plug-in for VMware is now part of the standard agent for VMware providing Backup Exec management through vCenter