NEC Adds Optimized Synthetics to Its HYDRAstor OpenStorage Suite for Symantec NetBackup Application

  NEC Adds Optimized Synthetics to Its HYDRAstor OpenStorage Suite for
  Symantec NetBackup Application

New HYDRAstor Release Eliminates the Need for Full Backups

Business Wire

IRVING, Texas -- May 03, 2012

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of
advanced communication and IT solutions, has added Optimized Synthetics
functionality to its HYDRAstor^® OpenStorage Suite for Symantec™ NetBackup™
application to further enhance backup for enterprise data centers. Enterprises
utilizing the HYDRAstor grid storage platform in conjunction with Optimized
Synthetics will leverage HYDRAstor’s processing and integrated functionality
to synthesize full system backups, eliminating the need for subsequent full
backups and significantly reducing media server workload and network bandwidth
requirements.

“Collaborating with Symantec to introduce new integrated functionality to the
HYDRAstor product line gives our joint customers added flexibility and
efficiency,” said Gideon Senderov, Director of Advanced Storage Products at
NEC Corporation of America. “Optimized Synthetics enables our customers to
maximize the utilization of their HYDRAstor investments and shrink their
backup cycles, by replacing traditional full backups with incremental ones and
reducing server workload and network traffic.”

Optimized Synthetics is an optional feature within HYDRAstor OpenStorage Suite
that brings advanced integration for Symantec NetBackup. HYDRAstor OpenStorage
Suite consists of the following components for backup and replication –
Express I/O, Dynamic I/O, Optimized Copy and Optimized Synthetics.

  *Express I/O accelerates throughput with lightweight protocol and delivers
    higher backup performance.
  *Dynamic I/O delivers adaptable front-end I/O load balancing across
    Accelerator Nodes with efficient inline global deduplication.
  *Optimized Copy facilitates WAN-optimized backup image copy services for
    remote systems with optimized bandwidth utilization and efficient
    administration.
  *Optimized Synthetics eliminates weekly full backups and reduces server
    workload and network traffic by offloading synthetic full backup
    processing to HYDRAstor.

Integrating advanced functionality into the HYDRAstor platform via Symantec
OpenStorage (OST) API framework extends the capabilities and automation for
Symantec NetBackup. OpenStorage integration enables customers to leverage the
built-in processing power and intelligence of the HYDRAstor storage system to
simplify and speed up the backup process.

“Symantec is pleased to work with NEC to continue to build on our strong
partnership with advanced integration and functionality,” said Simon Jelley,
Senior Director of Product Management, Information Management Group at
Symantec. “As part of Symantec’s ongoing ‘Better Backup for All’ initiative,
our market leading NetBackup solution helps eliminate backup windows and
reduce operating expenses. Adding Optimized Synthetics capability to
HYDRAstor’s OpenStorage Suite for Symantec NetBackup further strengthens the
combined benefits of OpenStorage integration for Symantec NetBackup and NEC
HYDRAstor customers.”

HYDRAstor is NEC’s highly scalable distributed grid storage platform, built to
modernize storage infrastructure to support long-term data retention.
HYDRAstor has been architected to maximize capacity optimization and modular
scalability, without the complexity and inherent limitations of legacy storage
solutions such as expensive inefficient primary storage, limited scale-up NAS,
virtual or physical tape, or specialized single-purpose backup or archive
appliances.

HYDRAstor Optimized Synthetics is available immediately and can be licensed on
a per Accelerator Node basis, either as a separate feature or as part of the
comprehensive OpenStorage Suite for Symantec NetBackup.

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Contact:

NEC Corporation of America
John Wise, 214-262-6384
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