Backup Exec 15 Feature Pack 2 includes new Cloud Connector, platform support, enhanced user experience and more - Now Available!

Backup Exec 15 Feature Pack 2 includes new Cloud Connector, platform support, enhanced user experience and more – Now Available!

We are excited to announce the availability of Feature Pack 2 for Backup Exec 15. Backup Exec 15 Feature Pack 2 builds on the core strengths of Backup Exec by bringing to market new platform support, enhanced capabilities that address top customer needs for hybrid cloud environments as well as new exciting features.

Infographic: What's New in Backup Exec 15 Feature Pack 2

New! Backup Exec Cloud Connector



  • The Backup Exec Cloud Connector, free to Backup Exec customers, provides seamless and secure integration with public cloud providers including Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) so customers can fully leverage the benefits of cloud. For more information on the Cloud Connector, please visit: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/introducing-backup-exec-cloud-connector
  • The AWS Test Drive for Backup Exec Cloud Connector can be accessed here: https://veritas.orbitera.com/c2m/customer/testDrives/view/598

New! Platform Support

Feature Pack 2 provides support for the following platforms:

  • Exchange 2016 – first to market support for virtual and physical servers!
  • Exchange 2013 CU9 and CU10
  • VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 3
  • LTO-7 Tape Library Support including IBM TS3500
  • Windows 10 Client w/o SDR

For a full list of supported hardware and software, please visit: https://download.veritas.com/resources/content/live/SFDC/25000/000024527/en_US/be_15_hcl.html

New! Automatic Priority Backups

Backup Exec customers can now tag business critical data within a single job to determine and prioritize the order in which those critical resources are protected.

New! Support for Exchange 2013 & 2016 IP-less Data Availability Groups (DAG’s)

Now with in product support for IP-Less DAG, Backup Exec enables customers to set one or more preferred nodes within the cluster that will perform a backup / restore operation.  Supporting IP-Less DAGs provides customers with the ability to adopt Exchange 2016 at their preferred pace and scale using Backup Exec to protect their data.

New! Enhanced Supportability

New enhanced supportability makes it easy and quick for administrators to self-remedy without the need for technical support when encountering network errors e.g. when pushing the RAWS agent to a remote machine.

Download Now

Backup Exec 15 Feature Pack 2 can be downloaded from: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000080697

Learn More

If you’re interested in learning more about Backup Exec 15, here are a few useful links, including an opportunity to get your hands on a FREE 60-day trial version:

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