Backup Exec 15 Delivers Performance and Simplicity for Hybrid Clouds

Introduces first to market VMware vSphere 6 support, seamless cloud integration and simplified licensing

SINGAPORE, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that Veritas (the planned spinout of Symantec’s Information Management business) is launching the general availability of Backup Exec™ 15, an updated version of the award-winning backup and recovery solution that delivers capabilities to help customers address their core needs while staying ahead of the changing landscape.

"Veritas has made great strides in evolving the Backup Exec platform to meet the needs of our users. In recent years, the hybrid cloud model has created new customer needs for tools that manage information in increasingly complex infrastructures," said Andy Ng, Technical Sales and Services leader, Asia Pacific and Japan, Veritas.

"This complexity has heightened demand for support of new cloud –enabling capabilities and driven an acceleration of our efforts to deliver capabilities designed to address dynamic, modern infrastructures. We have established a "Hybrid is the Model" motto across all of our product development plans and the Backup Exec 15 improvements are a direct expression of this approach," he added.

The new features of Backup Exec 15 include:

  • Support for VMware with capabilities that deliver advanced integration with vSphere 6
  • Expanded support for more hybrid-cloud platforms, like AWS Storage Gateway VTL cloud service
  • Faster upgrades and migrations
  • Simplified licensing models through Backup Exec Capacity Edition Light

Backup Exec 15 is available today and the free 60 day trial version can be downloaded from http://www.symantec.com/en/aa/backup-exec/trialware/.

About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is an information protection expert that helps people, businesses and governments seeking the freedom to unlock the opportunities technology brings — anytime, anywhere. Founded in April 1982, Symantec, a Fortune 500 company, operating one of the largest global data-intelligence networks, has provided leading security, backup and availability solutions for where vital information is stored, accessed and shared. The company’s more than 20,000 employees reside in more than 50 countries. Ninety-nine percent of Fortune 500 companies are Symantec customers. In fiscal 2014, it recorded revenues of $6.7 billion. To learn more go to www.symantec.com or connect with Symantec at: http://www.symantec.com/social/.

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