Technical White Papers are designed to introduce Symantec partners and end users to key technologies and technical concepts that are associated with the Symantec Backup and Recovery product family. The information within a Technical White Paper will assist partners and customers as they design and implement data protection solutions based on Symantec Backup and Recovery products.
The attached white paper is intended to assist technical personnel as they design and implement Backup Exec™ 2014 and the Enterprise Server Option and make related decisions. The business value of the Enterprise Server Option will also be discussed in this white paper.
This white paper includes the following topics:
Managing Backup Operations in Large or Distributed Environments
As a result of the natural growth process companies experience over time, IT environments may experience changes that can increase the difficulty of achieving a successful data protection strategy.
Without the proper backup solution and associated management tools, these issues can quickly cause an increase in difficulty for administrators when it comes to ensuring critical business data is properly protected against disaster.
The Backup Exec™ 2014 Enterprise Server Option is designed to help IT administrators and Managed Service Providers meet the backup protection needs of growing companies. The Enterprise Server Option includes tools to scale a backup infrastructure and associated management capabilities to meet the needs of a growing environment. The Enterprise Server Option includes two components, which are as follows:
CASO and ADBO are optional components that can be leveraged to expand and scale the capabilities of a Backup Exec™ 2014 environment.
Central Administration Server Option
The first component of the Backup Exec™ 2014 Enterprise Server Option is the Central Admin Server Option (CASO). CASO can help address a number of key problems associated with large or growing environments, including centralized management and monitoring of backup servers, load balancing of backup operations, centralization of backup data, and offsite disaster recovery.
Centralized Management and Monitoring
One of the most important capabilities that CASO enables for administrators is the ability to centrally manage and monitor backup and recovery operations across multiple Backup Exec servers in an environment. This includes protection policy configuration and deployment, backup server management, storage device management, reporting, as well as the ability to monitor the status of protected servers and associated active alerts.
Advanced Disk-based Backup Option
The second component of the Backup Exec™ 2014 Enterprise Server Option is the Advanced Disk-based Backup Option (ADBO). ADBO enables advanced backup processes associated with using disk storage devices, including the following:
ADBO is an optional component of Backup Exec that expands the capabilities of Backup Exec™ 2014 in a specific infrastructure.
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