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Introducing Backup Exec 2014

Solve your backup challenges with Symantec Backup Exec 2014. Backup Exec 2014 delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Featuring improved performance, increased visibility, simplified management, and support for the latest operating systems and applications* Backup Exec 2014 is the faster, stronger backup solution.

Backup Exec 2014 also boasts fast, efficient, and versatile recovery at any scale including entire servers, virtual machines, applications, files, folders and granular objects – enough to impress any backup expert. As well as:

  • Efficient block level deduplication and change block tracking to reduce the amount of data saved to storage.
  • Deep integration with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and VMware’s vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP) for fast vm snapshots.
  • A single solution and management console for virtual and physical to help reduce cost and complexity while simplifying the protection of your entire environment.
  • Flexible storage options so you can backup to virtually any storage device including disk, tape, or third party cloud.

All of these capabilities and more are what makes Backup Exec one of the leading backup and recovery solutions available today. In fact, over 2 million customers have chosen Backup Exec to protect their infrastructure.

What’s New in Backup Exec 2014

Optimal Performance

Fast backup and deduplication speeds are a given for Backup Exec. With Backup Exec 2014, backup performance just got even better. Now with up to 100% faster** backup and deduplication speeds, Backup Exec helps you backup quicker, reducing your backup windows and saving you time.

Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Support

Backup Exec 2014 fully supports Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. You can back up and recover Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, at any level, whenever and however you need to.

Granular Recover for Exchange 2013 and Sharepoint 2013

Backup Exec 2014 extends its patented granular recovery technology to include Exchange 2013 / 2013 SP1 and SharePoint 2013 / 2013 SP1. Through a single pass backup, Backup Exec gives you immediate visibility into your backup jobs with the ability to instantly recover files, folders and granular objects such as Exchange emails – all without staging or mounting backup jobs. Forget trying to find a needle in a haystack. Backup Exec’s fast and efficient granular recovery technology makes it easier and faster to restore what you need, when you need it, all while saving you time and effort.

Superior Visibility into Backup Jobs

The Backup Exec job monitor and multi-server backup jobs are back. Monitor the status of all your backup jobs from one convenient view with the new backup job monitor that gives you superior visibility into the status of your backup jobs. In addition, you’ll save time and simplify the creation of backup jobs by backing up and managing multiple servers with a single backup job.

Easy to Upgrade

Upgrade to Backup Exec 2014 quickly and easily. Backup Exec maintains Backup Exec 12.5, 2010 and 2012 backup jobs and settings, so you can enjoy a seamless, worry-free upgrade.

*For a full and up to date list of supported software and hardware, please visit: www.backupexec.com/compatibility

** Backup Exec 2014 versus Backup Exec 2012 Backup Performance, Symantec Testing (January, 2014)