Symantec System Recovery for Win8, WinServer and vSphere
By Digital News Asia January 23, 2013
- Comprehensive system protection with full platform support for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and vSphere 5.1
- Companies can restore physical and virtual systems in minutes, even to bare metal, dissimilar hardware, remote locations or virtual environments
SYMANTEC Corp has announced Symantec System Recovery 2013, which it claimed would provide organizations in Malaysia with comprehensive system protection with full platform support for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and vSphere 5.1.
With the new version, system recovery is even more efficient and easier to manage with simplified installation, efficient backup and reconciliation, free centralized management, and easier issue diagnosis, the company said in a statement.
Symantec System Recovery 2013 continues to allow companies to restore physical and virtual systems in minutes, even to bare metal, dissimilar hardware, remote locations, or virtual environments, it claimed.
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%, the company added.
“IT organizations 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,” said Alex Ong (pic), country director, Symantec Malaysia.
“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.
“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,” he added.
Recovery from outages
The company claimed that 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.
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.
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, the company claimed.
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, Symantec said.