Backup Exec 2012 has been released and brings with it a few changes.
1) There is now an “Agent for Applications & Databases” which protects
d. Active Directory
f. Lotus Domino
2) There is extended Mac support with the “Agent for Macintosh”.
3) There are now 2 server options:
a. Backup Exec Server Edition – Same as always.
b. Backup Exec Server V-Ray Edition – This includes the ability to backup all virtual Application & Database servers without requiring the additional options inside each VM. There are then 2 variants of the V-Ray Edition:
i. 2 to 6 cores per CPU
ii. 8 plus cores per CPU
· Point 1 makes it easier to license for organizations with multiple App & DB servers.
· Point 3 can make licensing much easier & cost effective for companies with heavy use of virtual App & DB servers. The move to core based licensing won’t really add any complexity – just remember to count up the number of cores before requesting/providing a quote.
It’s interesting to see another vendor make the move to core based licensing to better fit with virtualization…I wonder who else will do this too.
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