Backup Exec 2012 Upgrades Made Easier with Centralized Reporting
October 8, 2012
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Since Symantec released Backup Exec 2012 there has been plenty of activity on blogs and community forums discussing all of the changes to the updated solution. In one particular form on the register users have a lot to say about the upgrades in at least one said that while difficult it was worth getting through the changes for the new functionality.
At Bocada it’s not really our position to comment one way or the other on the backup solutions and their functionality, our role is to provide users with a consolidated view of all data protection activity in order to help them manage their backup operations.
In the same form mentioned above, one participant who needed to manage multiple customers that were using Symantec and another vendor solution asked if there was any way to centralize reporting across multiple servers in order to make his job easier. Of course I had to reply that that is in fact exactly the value add that Bocada brings, even though I’m reluctant to advertise on community forums. I did appreciate when Chris Mellor, who had started the conversation, did weigh in and say
Certainly we here at Bocada think it’s a no-brainer as well, although it is surprising how few people realize that centralize reporting and analysis is readily available in the market in order to help reduce administrative time and costs and streamline operations. For any customers that are looking to upgrade to Backup Exec 2012, getting a centralized reporting solution in place prior to the upgrade could go a long way in eliminating some of the headaches they have been experiencing.
Being able to see before and after results and configurations can give administrators a very good idea of how the upgrade is working in their environment. In-depth troubleshooting and trend analysis can further help them determine where they might need to tweak and change policy in order to get the results they desire. And for customers that want to take advantage of the VM API integration and Backup Exec 2012 reporting that correlates information between vCenter and Backup Exec 2012 can save significant amounts of time in helping ensure that all the VM’s are recoverable in no way your best recovery points are located.
Bottom line change can be tough particularly in the backup environment. Having a centralized reporting solution that can give you detailed analysis of the before and after of an upgrade or change of backup application can provide huge benefits and cost savings, and hopefully reduce a great deal of frustration.
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