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NetBackup Appliance 5250 versus NetBackup Flex Appliance 5250

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Hi All,

I would appreciate if someone can help me in order to propose the righ appliance to the customer: when we would had to propose a NetBackup appliance 5250 and when NetBackup Flex appliance 5250. 

Thank you very much for your help.

Best regards,




Level 3


The Flex line of products utilize a contanerized approach to deployment of one or more NetBackup applications (domains). Also, WORM storage is a capability that brings immutable ransomware protection for customers data. 

Appreciated as it was really a good question and if that would have been explained in more detail. It really has been confusing the difference between the 2. 

Also if someone has opted for Netbackup 5250 flex Appliance let's say 75 TB then what Flex software license means need to buy for additional flex software 5250. Need to understand what is FLEX SOFTWARE 5250 and how its different than Flex Scale OS ?

Please help.